Syracuse Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Site Injuries in New York
Construction work is very dangerous. Each day, workers face the risk of getting hurt from multiple sources. An act of negligence can lead to an accident that causes very serious injuries. The construction accident lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent parties responsible and help injured workers recover the compensation they need and deserve.
Fighting On Behalf Of Injured Workers In Syracuse
Injured at a construction site? Contact our construction accident lawyers in Syracuse today to schedule a free consultation.
Workers' Compensation Claims vs Personal Injury Claims
When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she is entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The workers' compensation system is designed to pay medical expenses related to the injury and lost wages while they are unable to work. You can't file a lawsuit against your employer or a co-worker, even if they were at fault for what happened.
But if the negligence of a third party was at fault for the accident that caused your injury, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek other damages. Third parties that could be found negligent include contractors, subcontractors, property owners, property managers and manufacturers.
Types of Construction Accidents
Some examples of construction accidents include:
- Building collapse
- Fires and explosions
- Crane accidents
- Falling objects
- Welding accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Scaffolding collapses
- Falls from ladders
- Roof collapses
- Power tool accidents
- Construction equipment crashes
How Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC Can Help
Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources to win big cases. Our legal team investigates your accident to find out what really happened. We review all documentation, such as accident reports and safety records, and interview witnesses. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence of negligence.
In some cases, a contractor may have failed to erect scaffolding properly. Or a piece of equipment may have been defective. We identify the negligent parties responsible for your accident and fight to recover compensation for your injury.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
The damages we can seek to recover include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium. Our attorneys will determine the true damages you've suffered as a result of the construction accident. Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. If not, we will fight for you in court.
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