Accidents & Personal Injury Group: Construction Accidents
Construction work is among the most dangerous occupations in the nation. The hazards on a construction site include falling from heights, being struck by falling materials, slipping or tripping in congested areas, equipment malfunctions, excavation accidents, road site construction safety defects and electrocution. Injuries resulting from these kinds of accidents range from death to catastrophic injury and often involve prolonged disability with accompanying loss of income.
The federal government through OSHA, the State of New York through its Labor Laws, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Labor and Industry impose strict regulations on employers, contractors and owners to protect against accidents and injuries on construction sites. Use of scaffolding, ladders, shoring, ramps, cranes and heavy equipment together with maintenance and lighting of work areas as well as many other work site activities must comply with these state and federal laws.
Construction Accident Case Results
$1.3 Million Settlement Construction Accident (Broome County, NY) – Our client was working on a building in Broome County and tiles fell on him. We commenced an action under the Labor Law and while liability was initially denied, our construction accident attorneys pursued the claim. After a first round of mediation, defendant had offered only $100k. The case went into mediation a second time, and after three mediation sessions, the case settled for $1.3 million.
$275,000 Settlement Gas Well Site (Bradford County, PA) – Our client was injured at a gas well site in Bradford County, PA and required shoulder surgery as a result of negligent installation and supervision of equipment.
Though workers compensation benefits typically provide a partial replacement of lost income and payment of medical bills, they are rarely adequate to fully compensate an injured worker.
Our team of attorneys at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP has extensive experience representing construction workers and for years has played a distinguished role in developing the law in this field. We consult with experts in the fields of construction site safety, engineering, equipment design and economic loss to assist injured workers achieve a just settlement if possible and a favorable verdict from a jury if necessary.
If you have suffered a serious injury at a construction site, contact the construction accident attorneys at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP.
For a prompt, thorough and completely free evaluation of your case call 607-763-9200 or email us at: email@example.com.
Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP. Handling serious personal injury cases throughout Northeast Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier and Upstate New York including Steuben County, Bradford County, Susquehanna County, Chemung County, Tioga County, Tompkins County, Cortland County, Broome County, Chenango County, Delaware County, Otsego County, Towanda, Norwich, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Corning, Big Flats, Horseheads, Elmira, Ithaca, Spencer Van Etten, Montrose, Athens, Waverly, Owego, Vestal, Endicott, Johnson City, Binghamton and the surrounding area for more than 90 years.