Construction workers have one of the most dangerous occupations, with thousands of people killed on jobsites every year and many more injured. Some of the most common construction accidents involve scaffolds or other types of lifts. These accidents can be very serious and usually result either from falls due to defective scaffolding or from objects plummeting from scaffolding that injure a worker below. Moreover there are special laws that protect scaffold and construction injuries. That’s why its important to have a New York Injury Attorney who handles this type of case.
Unfortunately, suits involving injured construction workers are often more difficult to handle than other kinds of injury cases. An injury or death at a construction site involves the acts of many workers employed by different companies, each of whom is pointing at someone else as the party responsible. The question of liability can turn on whether a party is the property owner, the general contractor, the subcontractor, or someone else. Because of these complexities, it is vital to have a New York Injury lawyer involved in a construction injury case ASAP.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, contact our office and let us go to work for you.
Stephen Bilkis & Associates, with convenient locations throughout the New York Metropolitan area, can provide you advice related to injuries on the job. Without an attorney, you may not be protecting you and your loved ones or know all your rights.