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Rochester, NY Construction Site Fall Lawyer

Construction workers have the right to pursue compensation when they are injured in a construction site fall due to the negligence of someone other than their employer.

In addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may be able to pursue a “third-party” personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer in order to obtain maximum compensation. “Third-party” claims are not against your 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 your accident.

Injured on a Construction Site? We can Provide the Representation You Deserve

If you or a loved one is a construction worker who has suffered serious injuries after a fall on a construction site, you have the right to take action and seek compensation.

At Kammholz Law, we are Rochester-based construction accident firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to help people just like you. We can handle cases involving falls from:

  • Scaffolding
  • Ladders
  • Roofs
  • Bridges
  • Elevator shafts
  • Aerial lifts

We know that these accidents can be life-changing. That’s why we will put our core values of diligence, compassion, creativity, personal service and dedication to work for you so that you feel comfortable that everything’s going to be alright.

Legal Rights of Injured Construction Workers

In New York, Labor Law 240(1) clearly indicates that the general contractor and the property owner have a duty to make certain that construction workers working at elevated heights are provided with proper safety equipment. This safety equipment can include harnesses, helmets and more. Furthermore, they must make certain that ladders, scaffolds and other equipment are appropriate for the job that a worker is being asked to do.

Fault may not be an Issue

Construction workers take pride in what they do. We know that many may hesitate to take action because they believe that it may have been their mistake or negligence that caused the fall. However, if a harness or other safety equipment was not provided or wasn’t in good working order, you may not be considered at fault. You can still take action and pursue compensation that covers medical bills and other injury-related expenses, including pain and suffering. We are here to help you from start to finish.

Statute of Limitations on a Construction Site 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 Construction Accident 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.

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