A person can be injured on a construction site in various ways. Scaffolding accidents are the most common construction accident, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all construction accidents.
Workers’ compensation laws usually apply when a construction accident injures an employee. However, there are cases where the worker can obtain economic recovery from other parties who may be held liable, such as the owner, general contractor, other contractors on the job site, and companies that manufacture defective construction equipment.
A person can be injured on a construction site in various ways. Scaffolding accidents are the most common construction accident, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all construction accidents. Other common causes are:
1. Ladder and scaffolding falls,
2. Debris in the air,
4. Building materials falling from heights,
5. Trenches that are not properly braced
6. And numerous other failures to ensure workplace safety.
Understanding each party’s responsibilities at the construction site is necessary for determining liability for injuries sustained in a construction accident.
If a construction accident occurs, any parties may be held entirely or partially liable: site owners, general and subcontractors, architects and engineers, and manufacturers of construction machinery or equipment.
Have you been injured in a construction accident? Our firm has assisted victims of construction accidents in obtaining financial compensation for their injuries. For a free online consultation with our personal injury lawyers, visit https://hermannyc.com/free-case-consultation. You can also reach us by phone at 718-590-5616 for our Bronx location and 212-966-1928 for our Manhattan location.