Newburgh Fall Accident Lawyers
Falls in construction work can cause devastating injuries or death. While workers' compensation provides limited benefits to the victims, workers' compensation alone won't go far in putting your life back together.
At the Hudson Valley law firm of Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC, our attorneys will discuss your case and explain your options. One of those options may be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
Liability and Fall Injuries
Falls are one of the most common types of construction accidents. Many fall injuries are caused by negligent conditions at the job site such as:
- Defective scaffolding, platforms or ladders
- Failure to provide a harness or netting to a worker working at heights
- Dangerous or defective property conditions, such as a hole in a floor or roof opening
- Missing railings
- Falling objects
While you generally cannot sue your employer or a co-worker for negligence in causing the accident, you may be able to sue a third party. Examples of third parties include:
- The property owner
- The general contractor
- A subcontractor working on the same job site
- A vendor
- The manufacturer or supplier of defective equipment such as ladders or scaffolds
Our lawyers charge no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation for you from the party responsible for your injury. With a main office in Newburgh, we represent construction workers and their families throughout the Hudson Valley.
Contact Our New York Liability Attorneys
For more information, contact our Newburgh fall accident attorneys. Call 888-719-4746 to schedule an appointment with an experienced New York attorney.