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Rochester Construction Accident Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, our Rochester construction accident attorneys help secure compensation for injured clients every day. If you or a family member has suffered a construction injury in Rochester or anywhere in New York, put us to work for you. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get started protecting your rights.

Contact us today at for a free consultation about your case. We make house calls, so we can meet with you at your home or hospital in Rochester and surrounding areas if you’re unable to travel. If you have a claim, we pledge to fight to get you the compensation you deserve!

New York Construction Accidents Can Result in Death and Serious Injury

It’s a sad fact that thousands of construction workers are killed or injured in the United States every year. Construction sites mix workers with dangerous heavy machinery, equipment and materials in confined areas, making it critical that employers and co-workers strictly observe safety rules and best practices.

To protect workers, the law requires that construction companies provide a reasonably safe worksite, develop and carry out safety programs, inspect each worksite for safety compliance, coordinate job safety, warn of work-related hazards, and prescribe necessary protective equipment.

Even with those requirements, though, the construction industry remains among the most dangerous in the country. Statistics show that out of more than 4,000 worker fatalities in private industry in 2010, almost one fifth were in the construction industry – 751 construction workers were killed on the job that year.

The leading causes of worker fatalities at construction sites in 2010 were:

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Being struck by an object
  • Being caught in or between objects

Among the many hazards that can injure and kill construction workers are:

  • Crane and scaffolding accidents
  • Dangerous and defective machines
  • Mechanical and chemical handling of compressed gas
  • Logging accidents
  • Welding, cutting and brazing injuries

Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers Are Ready to Go to Work For You

Construction accident cases can be complicated, requiring skilled and experienced attorneys to achieve the best possible results for injured workers and their families. At the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, that’s what we do.

New York Workers’ Compensation Law means that many construction workers won’t be able to sue their employers or co-workers if they’re injured on the job. That is why it’s important to have a knowledgeable, dedicated construction accident attorney on your side, someone who can fully investigate your accident to determine whether additional parties might be liable.

In construction injury cases, those other parties could be property owners, project architects, and subcontractors, all of whom could bear some amount of responsibility for a hazardous situation and accident that occurs at the construction site.

  • Property owners in some cases can be liable for injuries to workers who fall from roofs, scaffolding, or other structures.
  • Construction companies, for their part, must inspect each worksite to ensure worker safety.
  • The contractor and subcontractors likewise must see that there is a reasonably safe work environment and warn of inherent dangers that can’t be eliminated.
  • Equipment manufacturers, too, could be liable parties: if heavy equipment, scaffolding, or power tools cause an accident, for example, the question arises whether the items were properly designed and manufactured to be safe.

Our construction accident attorneys have the knowledge, skill and experience necessary to explore every aspect of a construction injury claim to see that injured construction workers get the full compensation the law allows.

Contact Our Rochester Construction Injury Lawyers Today

Call us today if you or a family member has suffered a construction injury in Rochester or anywhere else in New York. You can call or use our online form. We will discuss your case at no cost to you. If you’re unable to travel to our offices, we make house calls in Rochester and surrounding areas and can visit you at home or in the hospital.

We represent construction accident victims and their families in Rochester and across New York, including Elmira, Syracuse, Watertown, and Binghamton. Call us today, so we can start the fight for you!

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