Staten Island Construction Fall Accident Lawyers
Were You Hurt in a Fall on a Construction Site?
A construction site can be a busy and dangerous place, but that’s no excuse to let safety precautions slide. When a construction fall accident happens, it is only right to see who can be held liable for the injuries and losses that follow. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, our Staten Island construction fall accident attorneys offer full legal services to people who were injured in construction fall accidents, including construction workers, subcontractors, and bystanders who were simply moving through the area. Let us represent you and find the best way to seek compensation and justice in your name.
Call our Staten Island construction fall accident lawyers at (646) 692-0204 to request a FREE case evaluation.
How Do Construction Site Falls Happen?
Construction site falls don’t just happen, they are caused by some form of negligence. Typically, the carelessness of a construction site manager, employer, or equipment manufacturer can be found at the center of a construction site fall accident. As your chosen Staten Island construction fall lawyers, part of our role will be to investigate what led to your fall, so we can figure out how and why it happened.
Different causes of falls at construction sites can include:
- Improper or defective fall prevention equipment
- Missing rails or guards near ledges
- Poorly constructed scaffolding
- Missing perimeter fencing
- Missing floor coverings
- Dirty or slippery walkways or catwalks
- Dimly lit areas around the construction site
Are Construction Site Falls Common?
Based on information from the National Safety Council (NSC), construction sites are one of the most dangerous types of jobsites in the country. Compared to other industries, workplace falls are seven times more likely to result in an injury or fatality in the construction industry. Furthermore, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) includes construction site falls among its “Fatal Four” workplace accidents each year.
What Injuries Happen in Construction Site Falls?
The types of injuries that can occur in a construction site fall accident vary but most are severe.
We can work on construction site fall claims that involve:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Fatal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
To get a full understanding of your injuries and how they affect your life, our attorneys can work side-by-side with various experts. Medical doctors and professionals can provide insight into the severity and permanence of your injuries. Financial experts can determine how your financial situation will suffer as you recover due to the cost of care and treatments, too. The goal is to show the severity of your injury in a fair, transparent light, so it becomes clear that you deserve compensation to help make things right.
What Should You Do After a Construction Fall Accident?
The steps that you take after a construction fall accident, either as a worker or a passerby, matter. Oftentimes, the best evidence of liability is gathered in those moments shortly after an accident.
If you can, after a construction fall accident, you should:
- Call for help: Urgent medical attention should be used to treat your injuries. Even if you think your injuries may not seem severe initially, arrange to see a doctor the same day for a checkup.
- Report the accident: Ask for an accident report to file with the construction site manager or company. As an injured worker, it should be required to file an injury report. Passersby who are injured in construction fall accidents should either be able to file an accident report (with one copy for themselves) or get information to file a complaint with the company.
- Take pictures: Photos and videos can clearly show the cause of the fall. If it is safe to do so, document the scene thoroughly with your smartphone. Write the contact information of anyone who saw it, too.
- Speak with our legal team: You might be able to file an injury claim and/or workers’ compensation claim after a construction site fall accident. Our attorneys can help you figure out your options and take the next steps.
What are the Damages in a Construction Fall Claim?
We will be ready to fight for full compensation on your behalf, including:
- Economic damages: An economic damage in an injury claim relates to tangible financial losses. Medical treatment costs and lost wages are the two most common forms of economic damage.
- Non-economic damages: A non-economic damage relates to intangible harm suffered by the plaintiff. Pain, suffering, mental anguish, lowered enjoyment of life, and shortened life expectancy are common examples of non-economic damage.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal construction fall accident, you can still depend on our law firm to help you through this difficult time. We have the resources, experience, and compassion to handle such sensitive and complex claims or lawsuits. It would be our honor to fight for you and the memory of your loved one.
Talk to Our Construction Fall Attorneys Today
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we believe that it should be simple to find out more about your rights and options after a serious accident. That’s why we offer FREE consultations with our Staten Island construction fall attorneys. If you fell and suffered an injury on a construction site anywhere on Staten Island, whether you were a construction worker or just someone passing by, it’s worth exploring the different avenues to pursue compensation. Let us be your legal guides today.
Call (646) 692-0204 to request more information today.
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