Rochester, NY Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction accidents happen and construction workers have the right to pursue compensation when they are injured on the job by the negligence of someone other than their employer. 

While you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may also be able to pursue a “third-party” personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer in order to obtain maximum compensation. 

These “third-party” claims are not against the injured worker’s employer, but against another entity such as the general contractor, the owner of the building/property or another party that may have been responsible for the accident.

At Kammholz Law, we are Rochester-based construction accident firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to help people just like you.

Safety Should Never be Set Aside

On construction sites, as in many other workplaces, there is often a focus on simply getting the work done. There may be financial incentives on the line for getting jobs done early or financial penalties at risk for jobs that go on too long. Training is not provided when necessary. If the right equipment is not available, there is no attempt to try to get it. Safety measures can be ignored because they are time-consuming. All of this could lead to an environment in which workplace and construction site safety is set aside. 

Typically it is the owner’s and general contractor’s duty to make certain that the workplace is safe, that proper working equipment is available and safety procedures are followed. That is why the owner and general contractor are often defendants in a construction accident case. We hold owners, general contractors and any other negligent parties accountable for their negligence that results in injuries to construction workers.

We at Kammholz Law handle all types of construction accident cases, including:

These cases involve commercial and residential construction, including remodeling, renovation and new construction.

Statute of Limitations on a Construction Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a construction accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.