Construction Accidents

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Philip Russotti has tried every type of civil case including medical malpractice, products liability, construction accidents, premises liability, police brutality and automobile cases. He is a partner at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin in New York.

Construction sites are known for being high-risk environments. The serious hazards that construction workers face on a daily basis make it that much more vital that construction companies adhere to their responsibilities and protect their employees from harm as much as possible. However, accidents are far too common due to oversight when strict safety regulations and practices are ignored or forgotten.

Contacting Construction Accident Lawyers & Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been injured onsite as a construction worker, you may be faced with medical costs, complex workers’ compensation paperwork, or loss of income. In the event that you have lost a loved one, the devastation you face may seem insurmountable. But you are not alone. With the guidance of an experienced construction accident attorney, you can begin taking steps toward recovering the financial compensation that you deserve.

OSHA Violations

The United States government agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), was established to help ensure that employees provide safe work environments for their employees. Construction sites are fraught with dangerous or potentially fatal risks, including electrocution, caught in-between injuries, falling accidents, and unsafe equipment.

Not all accidents are preventable, but if the construction company cuts corners to complete a project on time or neglects safety regulations, it can directly contribute to serious injuries or wrongful deaths. If you believe that you or your loved one’s construction site accident occurred because of employer negligence, you should immediately contact an attorney to help you understand and protect your rights.

Filing for Workers’ Compensation

Construction companies are responsible for not only preventing accidents from happening on the job, but also for providing adequate financial coverage should any of their employees suffer injury. Unfortunately, some companies may attempt to disprove full accountability for an employee’s injury for the sake of providing less financial compensation. A knowledgeable attorney will help you navigate the complex legal issues surrounding a work injury claim.

Legal Support

In order to protect your rights and receive compensation for your losses, do not hesitate to contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP for a free consultation on your case. Our experienced team can help you navigate the complex legal process while you heal.