Injured On A Construction Site?
Dangerous Work, Serious Injuries
If you are a worker who has been injured on a construction site, you suffer not just the pain and disability of the injury itself, but lost income if you are unable to work. Unfortunately, construction-related injuries can be severe due to the dangerous nature of the job. Fractures, head injuries, crush injuries, burns and other injuries can set you back physically and financially. At Godwin Hurley Donoghue, LLP, we are invested in your recovery after a construction site accident. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable of your rights and the laws that apply to your case. We can point you in the right direction.
Falls From A Height
New York is unique in its laws around liability for ladder and scaffolding-related injuries. According to New York Labor Law 240, property owners and contractors are fully liable for injuries workers sustain as a result of work on scaffolding or ladders on a job site. These injuries may result from:
- Workers falling from a height
- Objects falling from a height and landing on a worker
These injuries can be severe and require significant medical intervention. The bills can quickly add up. If you or a loved one has fallen from a height or been injured by objects falling from a height on a construction site, you should not have to be responsible for the medical bills and other costs incurred as a result.
Other Construction Site Injuries
If you are injured in another way on a construction site, the law still protects you. New York Labor Law 241 pertains to the safety of the construction site at ground level, specifying how the site must be organized to help prevent trips, fires and other hazards that could injure workers.
What To Do If You Are Injured On The Job
- Get medical care
- Contact Godwin Hurley Donoghue, LLP
- Fill out an accident report
- Complete a claim for workers’ compensation
- Keep records of any expenses