Construction sites are hazardous work environments. So contractors must take all necessary safety precautions to protect construction workers and provide them with a safe workplace. Elevated work sites, falling debris, moving equipment and other hazards pose serious dangers to personal safety. When contractors rush a job and compromise on safety precautions in an unpredictable environment like construction sites, accidents are bound to happen. If it happened to you, call a Westchester construction accident lawyer today for a free consultation. Our experienced injury attorney, Matthew Tomkiel, is a recipient of the ASLA 2019 Top 100 Lawyers award.
What to do Following a Construction Accident
Tomkiel & Tomkiel have longtime experience helping protect the interests of workers like you who have been injured in construction-related accidents. Whether your accident was caused by falling from an unsafe ladder or scaffold, getting hit by a falling object, or an unsafe workplace, our Westchester construction accident lawyers can help you in both your personal injury case and your workers’ compensation case. You have one law firm for both cases to make it easier for you.
Scaffold & Ladder Accidents
The NY Labor Law 240 provides protection for all construction workers that have been injured because of fallen objects or have been injured in result of a high fall involving ladders or scaffolds. If you have been injured while operating a scaffold or ladder on a construction site, you could be entitled to compensation to aid you financially with medical bills and time off from work. Call Tomkiel & Tomkiel today. We will go through the details of your accident and provide a plan to help you win your personal injury case and get you all the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.
Part of what makes this city great is our impressive sky rises and constant growth and development. Unfortunately, construction site accidents often accompany high rise construction sites. New York City has made national news in the past for significant crane and high rise accidents involving construction workers. If you are injured on the job at a construction site while operating or in the vicinity of a crane, you could be entitled to compensation for your personal damages.
Falling objects from an upper work level, cranes, cherry pickers or lifts are a common threat on construction sites in New York. If you have been injured by a falling object on a construction site, bring your case to Tomkiel & Tomkiel. Our Westchester construction accident attorneys will work with you to get the compensation you deserve after your accident.
Other Ways a Westchester Construction Lawyer Can Help Protect You
- Excavation and demolition accidents
- Improperly maintained tools
- Electric Shock Injuries
- Electric Saw Injuries
- Improperly secured materials
- Obstructed work areas
- Scaffolding falls
- Ladder falls
- Injuries caused by failure to warn workers and others of known hazards
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