Kingston Construction Accident Attorneys
The private construction industry remains the most dangerous occupation in New York, accounting for nearly half of all workplace fatalities. The Kingston construction accident attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP help injured construction workers recover compensation for their injuries from the property owners and contractors who are responsible for their safety. Call our office for a free personal injury consultation if you or a loved one were injured on a Kingston construction site. There is no fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Kingston Construction Workers Face Innumerable Dangers
Construction workers in Kingston and Ulster County face countless dangers on the jobs. Chief among the dangers on New York worksites are what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls Construction’s “Fatal Four.” These are: Falls, Struck by Object, Electrocutions, and Caught-in/between accidents, where workers can be compressed by equipment or objects and stuck or crushed by collapsing equipment. On Kingston construction sites, workers face constant danger from:
- Ladder Falls
- Scaffold Collapses
- Struck by Falling Object
- Crane Collapses
- Collapsed Trenches
- Forklift Rollovers or Crushes
- Fires, Burns and Explosions
Absolute Liability of Owners and Contractors for Kingston Construction Accidents
New York Labor Law has very strong protections in place for construction workers involved in nearly every phase of construction, including demolition, excavation, repairing, painting, remodeling, cleaning and more. These laws make property owners and contractors absolutely liable for construction accidents that occur when the worker was not provided with adequate protection. Protections may include shoring up walls and trenches, erecting scaffolds, providing workers with safety belts and harnesses, and countless other safety features which may be required in any given circumstance. Falls from heights, being struck by a falling object, and other gravity-related or elevation-related accidents are dealt with specifically under New York Labor Law section 240(1), also known as New York’s scaffold law.
Construction accident cases that implicate New York’s scaffold law or other New York labor laws are frequently heavily litigated in Ulster County courts. Owners and contractors frequently file pre-trial summary judgment motions to dismiss the case, while attorneys for injury victims will also file summary judgment motions to establish the defendants’ liability based on New York labor law. Being represented by knowledgeable and experienced construction accident litigators is essential to the success of your case during this stage. The attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP are well-versed in New York law and motion practice and provide excellent representation during all phases of construction accident litigation, including seeking or opposing summary judgment in Ulster County courts.
Experienced Legal Help after Construction Accidents in Kingston
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall or other construction accident on a Kingston worksite, call Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP at 845-331-4100 for a free consultation with a team of knowledgeable, experienced and successful Kingston construction accident lawyers.