New Jersey and New York Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction is listed among the most dangerous professions in America every year. The job carries many inherent dangers, including working high up on small platforms, close proximity to areas where heavy objects may be dropped, and the use of heavy machinery and equipment.
It’s up to the parties that oversee construction sites to make sure workers get the equipment and training they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. When they fail to do so, workers can suffer serious and even fatal injuries.
At SK Law, we hold negligent parties responsible when their mistakes, oversights, or carelessness result in the injuries or deaths of innocent workers. That includes parties such as contractors, subcontractors, foremen, property owners, architects, equipment manufacturers, machine operators, and more.
3 Common Types of Construction Accidents
Workers at construction sites labor outdoors, rain or shine, for weeks, months, or even years at a time. They face many risks every day, and even the most well-equipped and safety-conscious work sites can pose dangers, including:
- Falls—Construction sites are full of scaffolding that may rise hundreds of feet in the air. Workers also may be required to work on roofs and exposed beams. If they aren’t properly secured, they can fall and suffer serious injuries.
- Falling object accidents—Because falling objects are a constant danger on construction sites, hard hats are universally required for anyone who enters them. But hard hats can only provide so much protection, and heavy objects can cause life-threatening injuries when they strike workers.
- Heavy equipment and machinery accidents—Dump trucks, cranes, backhoes, jackhammers, diggers, bulldozers—that’s just a small sample of the heavy equipment commonly found at construction sites. When that machinery isn’t used safely and by well-trained operators, serious injuries can occur.
When you contact our construction accident lawyers after a New Jersey or New York City construction site injury, we’ll start by evaluating your case and collecting evidence right away. Then, we’ll determine how much money you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain suffering. Finally, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to help maximize your compensation.
Get It Done the SK Way
Some law firms treat their clients like a number. At SK Law, we treat our clients the way we would want to be treated if the injuries occurred to us or our loved ones.
That belief resulted in the creation of the SK Way —a set of five core principles that govern everything we do at our law firm. From tracking every action we take on your case, to returning your calls promptly, to treating you with dignity and respect, you can count on us to give you the service you deserve.