Construction and workplace accidents are often the result of faulty equipment, improper use, inadequate training, lack of safety equipment and negligent individuals. This includes property owners who fail to take safety precautions or address safety issues, liable third parties and the manufacturers of manufacturing and construction equipment. Although workers’ compensation is the only avenue of recovery for many construction accident victims, for some it is not.
At Godosky & Gentile, we serve the needs of injured workers and family members who have lost a loved one due to a fatal work injury. Whether you or a loved one was injured by a negligent third party, due to lack of safety in the workplace or as a result of defective equipment, our firm has the experienced attorneys and financial resources to protect your rights. Our attorneys have achieved successful settlements and verdicts for clients in the Bronx and throughout the region.
Powerful Representation From Nationally Recognized Attorneys
Our attorneys are nationally recognized as leaders in their profession. In fact, we have been honored by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms publication as a Tier One firm. One of our firm’s partners is an editor for Warren’s Negligence in the New York Courts, a leading legal treatise that is cited in thousands of cases every year. Our vast experience and resources allow us to meet the unique needs facing our clients who have been hurt in workplace accidents.
Our building and road construction accidents practice includes:
- Falls from unsecured ladders
- Accidents involving scaffolding
- Falling crane injuries
- Injuries from falling objects
- Electrocution injuries
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Trench and wall collapses
- Accidents and injuries caused by defective power tools
Section 240 And Section 241 Claims
The state of New York provides special protections to workers at elevated job sites. Codified under New York’s Labor Law Section 240(1) (the “Scaffold Law”) and 241(6) allow construction workers, who are hurt in job site accidents, to file a personal injury lawsuit against a contractor or owner, except owners of one- and two-family dwellings who contract for but do not direct or control the work.
Furthermore, these statutes impose strict liability. This means that workers injured in scaffold or ladder accidents do not need to establish that the contractor or owner was “at fault” or even that they knew about the dangerous condition. As long as the defective scaffold was the direct cause of the injuries, you can recover compensation.
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