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Denlea & Carton, LLP

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      What to Do If You Are Injured in a Construction Accident

      Construction sites can be one of the most dangerous workplaces in the world. Failure to adhere to state and federal safety regulations can lead to catastrophic injuries of workers and bystanders. Regardless of the situation, if you were injured in a construction accident, you need to act fast to protect your rights and your recovery.

      At Injured 914, we have been helping injury victims for over 35 years get the financial justice they deserve. We hold wrongful parties accountable for their negligence and always fight to get the maximum compensation under the law. If you are injured in a construction accident, you need an attorney who will give you the dedicated representation you need.

      Call our White Plains construction accident lawyers at (914) 417-4623 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.

      Understanding Your Rights after a Construction Accident

      When you are injured at a construction site, you deserve compensation. Your right to damages may extend beyond traditional worker’s compensation depending on the circumstances. It is crucial that you discuss your case with an attorney before agreeing to any settlement or signing away your rights.

      According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 73 fatal work injuries in New York City alone in a single year. Nationally, there were over 5,000. According to their data, the highest number of workplace fatalities occurred in construction and extraction occupations.

      Construction companies know the dangers, and yet many times fail to make worksites safe for their workers or fail to provide adequate training. When a construction company does not provide a safe work environment or does not provide sufficient training for employees, they may be held liable for any resulting injuries.

      Our White Plains construction accident lawyers will fight to protect your rights and hold anyone responsible for your injuries liable. We know New York Labor Law and will ensure that you are aggressively represented in and out of court.

      New York Labor Laws

      Under New York, Labor Law Section 200, employers have a general duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. This includes but is not limited to:

      • Providing reasonable and adequate protection.
      • Ensuring that all machinery, equipment, and devices are operational, guarded, lighted, and in a safe condition.
      • Making sure that there are no dangerous conditions and that any hazardous conditions are immediately remedied.

      Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law discusses scaffolding and ladder safety requirements as they concern workers who are injured in high falls, or because they are hit by falling objects. New York’s scaffolding laws are precise and require that workers are given proper protection. Additionally, all scaffolding must be able to “bear four times the maximum weight required to be dependent therefrom or placed thereon when in use” and must have safety railing attached if it is “more than twenty feet from the ground or floor, swung or suspended from an overhead support or erected with stationary supports.”

      Section 241 of New York’s Labor Law describes detailed information about how a construction site should be arranged, operated and run. Under section 241 (6), liability can also be imposed upon a property owner or contractor under whose supervision or control an accident occurs as a result of someone’s negligence.

      When a construction company fails to adhere to these or any other Labor laws, they must be held accountable for resulting harm. Construction accidents result in countless preventable injuries and deaths every year. Following state and federal safety guidelines can save numerous lives each year.

      Construction’s Fatal Four

      The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal organization that works to ensure “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” According to OSHA, an average of 14 American workers die on the job every day. Over 20 percent of all worker fatalities in the private industry were in the construction industry.

      Some of the most frequently cited standards violations in the construction industry include:

      • Fall protection
      • Scaffolding, general requirements
      • Ladders
      • Personal protective and life-saving equipment
      • General safety and health provisions
      • Excavations

      OSHA has identified “Construction’s Fatal Four” or the four leading causes of death in the construction industry. The fatal four accounted for over half of all the construction worker deaths. The fatal four are falls, struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between.

      When a company does not follow OSHA standards or the guidance of other regulatory agencies, they must provide compensation for any resulting injuries. If you were injured at a construction site or other workplace, contact our White Plains construction accident lawyers to discuss your case.

      New York City’s Most Dangerous Profession

      A recent CBS 2 New York report indicates that construction had become the city’s deadliest job. As noted, accidents and injuries have been on the rise at the city’s nearly 45,000 active construction sites. Worksite deaths were up a staggering 33 percent, and injuries at construction sites were up over 200 percent from five years ago. Speaking to CBS, the Department of Buildings’ deputy commissioner of enforcement estimated that a quarter of the active construction sites at the time were not in compliance.

      Third-Party Liability in Construction Accidents

      Sometimes, construction accidents have more than one defendant. For instance, if a third-party contractor on the site was negligent in their work and their negligence caused you to get hurt, they may be held legally responsible as a third-party. If your personal supervisor was negligent, both the construction company and your supervisor may be legally responsible for your accident.

      While many construction accidents occur in the private sector, some happen during municipal or public works projects. Depending on the situation, the government may be held responsible for your injuries. It is essential to contact an attorney immediately to file the appropriate paperwork and ensure that all possible defendants are named in the lawsuit.

      If you’re the victim of a construction accident, it may be difficult for you to determine if there is more than one person who is responsible for your injuries. Our construction accident lawyers in White Plains help victims receive the compensation they deserve.

      Don’t Sign Anything Without Speaking to a Lawyer First!

      The insurance company and your employer may say that they are on your side, but they want to settle your claim for as little as possible. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance. When claims are made, it can cause the premium to go up for your employer.

      Insurance companies don’t always treat construction accident victims fairly. Do not sign anything without speaking to a White Plains construction accident lawyer first. Signing documents from the insurance company or even from your employer may take away your legal right to sue or receive proper financial compensation. You may not get the financial compensation that you deserve or future medical care that you may need.

      New York Statute of Limitations for Construction Accidents

      In a suit for personal injury, you have three (3) years from the date of the accident to bring a claim for damages. Depending on the situation, you may be required to file a claim with a culpable government agency, employer, or another party in as little as ninety (90) days. To protect your right to recover damages, you need to contact a White Plains construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. Failure to file a claim within the statute of limitations may bar your right to recovery.

      Damages in a Construction Accident Case

      Determining what your case is worth depends on your injuries and the factors that contributed to the accident. If you are injured as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, future treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To determine the value of your claim, contact our office immediately.

      You should never have to pay out of pocket for someone else’s negligence. At Injured 914, we will help to get you the maximum compensation allowed for your case. If you are injured in a construction accident, always continue medical treatment until released by a doctor or treating physician and keep track of any expenses. Find out about the potential damages available in your case by speaking to one of our White Plains construction accident lawyers today.

      You Have the Right to Talk to an Attorney

      We know that you want nothing more than to get your life back on track. You may feel pressured into going back to work before you are ready. You have the right to talk to an attorney if you have been the victim of a construction accident. Call us right away. Our construction accident lawyers can evaluate your case and help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.

      Our White Plains construction accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injury victims throughout New York. If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a construction accident, we can help.

      Call our office at (914) 840-5927 to receive a free consultation. There are no fees unless we win.

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      Over $100 Million in Verdicts & Settlements for Personal Injury Victims

      When you’re injured in an accident, it can be hard to know where to turn. You need someone who doesn’t just know the law. You need a lawyer who will fight for you to recover the compensation that you need and deserve. For over 35 years, we have represented accident victims and their families to help them maximize their recoveries.

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      Testimonials & Success Stories

      taylor dolcetaylor dolce
      14:45 13 Sep 23
      Jeff Carton and the team were amazing! I had a complicated litigation matter and they made it simple and seamless. Everything was well explained and communicated throughout the process. I would highly recommend Jeff and the entire team at Denlea & Carton!
      Jaimie CawleyJaimie Cawley
      13:13 12 Sep 23
      I cannot be more pleased with the Denlea & Carton firm. The wonderful result of my litigation case far exceeded any expectation. I especially appreciate the work and effort by partner, Jim Denlea. He took up my cause and ultimately was responsible for the great success achieved.
      Aimee LoMedicoAimee LoMedico
      18:36 22 Feb 23
      The Denlea and Carton firm did an excellent job with my case. They explained every aspect of the case and guided me through the entire process. Every time I contacted them with a question or they reached out to me I was met with professionalism, kindness, and an overall willingness to help. I would highly recommend them for litigation services. Their sense of compassion made dealing with a difficult situation bearable. I couldn’t thank them enough.
      Mike PerezMike Perez
      16:57 29 Dec 22
      Hi Mr.John LeifertI just wanted to shoot you a quick note to thank you again for your services. My car accident, I was incredibly stressed the full dealing with insurance companies and sorting out what was my next step towards my injuries. Especially since it was my first time involved in any type of traffic accident, I was so lost and confused!Luckily I discovered your service at the perfect timing. You were able to make sense of the multiple demand letter requests, photo evidence, and medical documents that kept my case in track. You always make sure to follow up with me. I'm so happy we were able to receive a successful outcome. Good luck to you and your associates and thank you again.Miguel Perez
      Joshua EvansJoshua Evans
      01:38 15 Dec 22
      It was ok 😐
      Brandon KommerBrandon Kommer
      13:09 12 Aug 21
      When I needed to take on a leading US automaker, I turned to the White Plains law firm of Denlea & Carton and their commercial litigation team. They filed an action in Federal Court and after three years of hard fought litigation, they helped me to obtain a great result ! Not only for myself, but for consumers around the country. Jeff, Jim and everyone at the firm were superb. They communicated with me regularly, and ensured that I understood everything that was happening. I couldn’t be happier about my representation. If you need a firm that gets great results, and isn’t afraid to go up against large corporations, look no further than Denlea & Carton!
      Laura LaSpisaLaura LaSpisa
      14:26 29 Jun 20
      I researched quite a few firms before deciding on Denlea & Carton, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. They surpassed my expectations in every respect. They were kind, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. They treated my case as if it was their own, and never backed down from the fight with the defendant until they obtained an incredible result for me. There is a difference between law firms, and I’m glad I took the time to realize it. I would recommend Jim and Jeff (and everyone else who helped me) without hesitation. They’re terrific!
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      Meet Our Attorneys

      Upon graduation from law school, Jim became a Westchester County Assistant District Attorney.

      James R. Denlea

      James R. Denlea

      For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Jeffrey I. Carton

      Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved

      Robert J. Berg

      Robert J. Berg

      Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Lindsey Leibowitz

      Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.

      Amber Wallace

      Amber Wallace

      For over two decades, John has been litigating cases in Federal, state and municipal courts throughout New York and

      John Leifert

      John Leifert

      Craig Cepler is an experienced litigator who has handled all types of cases for clients, including commercial

      Craig Cepler

      Craig Cepler

      Steven has 30-plus years of experience handling complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation, and is a trusted advisor

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Steven Schoenfeld

      Stan Sharovskiy is an experienced commercial litigator and has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Stan Sharovskiy

      Phil has more than 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation and dispute...

      Phil Smith

      Phil Smith

      Martin is a transactional attorney with over 30 years of experience in entity formation, mergers, acquisitions,...

      Martin McCann

      Martin McCann

      A former federal prosecutor, Catherine Friesen is an experienced litigator who has practiced extensively...

      Catherine Friesen

      Catherine Friesen

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