Construction Accidents

Construction AccidentsThousands of construction workers are killed or injured in construction site accidents every year. Construction accidents are frequently severe due to the dangerous equipment and hazardous materials present at many job sites. Accidents continue to occur, even though construction companies are obligated to inspect every construction site with safety engineers and provide programs to improve employee safety.

The White Plains, New York Law Office of Mark A. Siesel represents clients who have been injured in scaffold accidents, scalded by dangerous chemicals, injured by falling objects, or have been the victim of labor law and OSHA violations. In cases of injuries suffered as the result of defective ladders or scaffolds, there is a specific New York law which holds owners, contractors and subcontractors strictly liable if it is proven that a violation of the statute caused these injuries. If you suffer a serious injury or lose a family member in a construction or work related accident, our firm will aggressively prosecute you case, identifying all of the responsible parties, which can include owners, general contractors, construction mangers, subcontractors, and employers. We will obtain the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings, short term and long term medical care and treatment, and medical expenses.

If your claim is against an employer, although an injured employee cannot sue his or her own employer for work related injuries, we will make every effort to identify any potential third parties whose negligence led to the injuries. Even if the accident cannot be attributed to the fault of a third party, you may still be eligible to receive Workers’ compensation in the State of New York. This provides benefits to employees who are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease arising in the course of their employment. The benefits may include weekly payments based on a percentage of the employee's average weekly wage for temporary total disability, partial disability, permanent or total disability, and permanent loss of function and disfigurement. Workers' Compensation also covers medical expenses for treatment that it judges as necessary, reasonable, and clearly related to the injury and vocational rehabilitation of the injured party.

Manufacturers of the equipment used in the construction industry are accountable for designing and maintaining safe products. Defective or dangerous products have included the following: cranes, scaffolding, power tools, hoists, derricks, conveyors, tools for woodworking, ladders, trucks, winches, graters, tractors, scrapers, bulldozers, forklifts, back hoes, all heavy equipment, pressure vessels, boilers, gas detectors and other types of construction equipment. If defective equipment was responsible for your accident, we will obtain the maximum possible compensation for you from all responsible parties and their insurance companies.

The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel is dedicated to serving the residents of Westchester County and all of New York State for injuries suffered in construction and work related accidents. If you or a family member has suffered injuries in a construction accident, contact us online or call us at (914) 428-7386 to set up a free consultation.