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Who is Responsible for Construction Accidents?

Who is Responsible for Construction Accidents?

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Construction sites have some of the most dangerous conditions of any workplace in the country. In fact, the construction industry has one of the highest injury rates and the highest fatality rate of any industry workplace despite making up such a small percentage of the country’s workforce. As a result, there are many laws in place to ensure working conditions at construction sites remain as safe as possible.

There are many parties that can potentially be responsible for injuries sustained in a construction accident, including:

  • Owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Construction managers
  • Management companies
  • Equipment manufacturers

In many cases, more than one party can be held responsible for construction accident injuries. For example, if a property owner hires a general contractor to make renovations on his property and the general contractor hires subcontractors to round out the work crew, the owner, general contractor, and subcontractor may all be held liable for a worker’s injuries if the subcontractor failed to comply with the safety regulations governing the worksite. The law in New York clearly holds owners and general contractors responsible for negligent actions committed by employees they hired.

Due to the large number of individuals involved in a construction project, it can often be difficult to determine liability in the event of a construction accident. It is important to work with an experienced construction accident lawyer who knows all of the laws involving these complex cases. Your lawyer should have the experience to assist you with any workers’ compensation claims to which you are entitled as well as any lawsuits which may be filed against negligent third parties.

Brooklyn construction accident lawyer Charles N. Rock has handled many of these claims, and he will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Mr. Rock is committed to providing you with the highly personalized service your case deserves. As a result, he has chosen to limit the number of cases he takes in order to devote the proper attention to each and every client.

Please contact us today to schedule your free construction accident consultation. Charles N. Rock serves clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Kinston, Manhattan, and Poughkeepsie, New York.
Category: Construction Accidents
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