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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Construction Accidents in New York City

Construction workers, by the very nature of their work, face some extremely dangerous conditions day in and day out. Especially those who work on high-rise buildings such as those found on every block in New York City. Crane accidents are one type of construction accident you hear about in the news as construction workers are required to work on buildings that are hundreds of stories tall. Construction accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries and death.

The New York City construction accident attorneys at The Cochran Firm have represented countless construction workers following work-related accidents, injuries, and deaths. We can help you, too, if you have suffered a serious injury, or have lost a loved one due to a construction accident in New York.

The causes of construction accidents are numerous and include:

  • Falls from scaffolds or roofs
  • Explosions/fires
  • Unsafe equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical incidents
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Careless behavior
  • General unsafe working conditions
  • Not receiving proper training on the use of specialized equipment
  • Poor supervision

Construction accident cases are often very complicated and involve several parties. If you were injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, and if you receive benefits, you cannot sue your employer. However, if you collect workers' compensation, you can sue a third party who contributed to your injury such as the manufacturer of a faulty piece of machinery that caused an injury such as a loss of limb or broken bones. After hearing the details of your injury, our experienced, knowledgeable construction accident attorneys can advise you on how best to proceed with a claim.

If you live in the New York City area and have been injured in a construction accident, please contact the New York branch of The Cochran Firm today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.

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