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Construction Accidents

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 Over the years, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients, and we’re prepared to help you as well. If you need a legal team who truly cares about your right to recovery, you’ve just found it.

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Buffalo Construction Accidents

Recovering Compensation

If you were injured in a construction site accident, you’ll most likely file a workers’ compensation claim, which should cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Essentially, workers’ compensation is a type of no-fault insurance that almost every employer in New York State is required to carry. As long as you can prove you were injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you should receive compensation.

Third-Party Claims

While there is a predetermined cap on the amount of compensation you can receive through a workers’ compensation claim, this is not the case when it comes to third-party personal injury claims. Essentially, in a third-party claim, we will work to prove that a third party who is not your employer was responsible for your accident. Common examples of liable third parties in construction accident claims include product manufacturers/designers, independent contractors, and property owners. So, to recap, third-party claims are fault-based, while workers’ compensation claims are not.

Who's to Blame?

Construction Accident Causes

With so many power tools, heavy equipment, and overall human activity occurring nonstop on construction sites, serious accidents are far from rare. Just some of the most common causes and types of construction accidents our firm has seen and dealt with in the past are as follows:

 

  • Scaffold collapses
  • Negligent supervisors or management
  • Negligent property owners
  • Failure to comply with safety standards set out by OSHA
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Defective power tools
  • Explosions
  • Chemical or thermal burns
  • Ladder collapses
  • Building collapses
  • Debris left uncleared away

How we can help

 Construction workers are among the most underrecognized groups in our society. Without them, we wouldn’t have homes, shopping centers, apartment buildings, and just about any other structure you can think of. Unfortunately, construction sites are frequently more dangerous than they should be, and people are often hurt as a result. If you were injured on the job, don’t hesitate to contact a seasoned Buffalo construction accident lawyer from Goldstein & Greco to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you need to heal. 

Goldstein & Greco has been a staunch legal
advocate for the wrongfully injured here in New York State for decades. We are
a trusted legal resource and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in
compensation for our clients in the past. With a proven track record and a
hunger for success, you can bet we’re the right firm for you.

It was a very long and sometimes difficult process, but in the end it all came as a great relief, as if a heavy burden had been lifted from my back.
Linda

Your Initial Consultation

An accident of any kind is devastating, but fortunately, most accidents leave a trail of evidence behind that a skilled personal injury lawyer can use to prove a future personal injury claim. If possible, you should do what you can to document your accident and then bring all relevant information to your initial consultation with our firm. This can include:

  • Pictures or videos of your accident
  • Witness statements/contact information
  • Your insurance information
  • The other party’s insurance information
  • Any record of correspondence you may have had with the other party’s insurance company
  • Any history you have had with filing personal injury claims in the past
  • Medical documentation and bills associated with your injuries

File Today

The moment you’re injured in an accident, the clock starts ticking on your personal injury claim. New York State has a statute of limitations in place, which means that if you wait too long to bring a claim, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to do so. This is why it’s paramount that you retain the services of a competent personal injury lawyer as soon after the date of your accident as you can.