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Rochester, NY Demolition Accident Lawyer

Construction workers have the right to pursue compensation when they are injured in a demolition accident caused by the negligence of someone other than their employer.

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

Tough Representation After a Demolition Accident

Anyone who has been involved in demolition work understands that there is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. Unfortunately, the motivating question by those in charge of the demolition is often not what’s right or wrong, but what is the fastest. This way of thinking can cause serious injuries on demolition sites.

At Kammholz Law, we have experience handling construction and demolition accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of negligence at a demolition project, you can be confident that we know the steps to take to get you compensation and are knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to help people just like you.

Haste on the Job Site Leads to Serious Accidents

Whether demolishing a small house or a large building, there are steps that should be taken to make certain that everyone involved is safe. There is equipment that should be used. There is planning that should be done. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked or neglected in order to get a building torn down as quickly as possible.

This haste can lead to serious accidents including ceilings collapsing on people beneath it, walls toppling down on construction workers, even debris falling on people working outside of the demolition site and more. We know the types of accidents that can happen and we’re committed to holding the negligent parties accountable.

Statute of Limitations on a Demolition 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 demolition 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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