White Plains Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction is a dangerous business and construction workers often put their lives in peril just to make an honest living and provide for their families. This year, the City of White Plains has seen a dramatic escalation in construction with many significant public works projects, including major renovations of the municipal garage. Downtown White Plains has experienced large high rise projects and commercial expansions along the downtown White Plains business district. With the high turnover of commercial tenants in the restaurants, bars, and storefronts, the City of White Plains is buzzing with construction, excavation, and renovation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a 3.9% injury rate statistically. This means that statistically, over the course of a work life, every construction worker is virtually guaranteed to have at least one construction accident. All too often workplace time pressure results in cutting corners regarding safety, and Westchester construction workers pay the price. Our White Plains construction accident lawyers know the statistics are very real because they take on these cases regularly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that 17.6% of all workplace accidents were in the construction field. According to OSHA, the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, electrocution, being struck by an object, and caught in-between accidents. In 2011, 56% of all construction worker deaths were caused by one of these types of accidents.
From our downtown White Plains office, our White Plains construction accident lawyers have handled thousands of construction accident cases and protected injured construction workers from New York City and all over Westchester and Rockland. With the rapid escalation of construction in and around White Plains, injuries and even fatalities from construction accidents are unfortunately inevitable. With decades of experience, our White Plains construction accident lawyers are battle-tested, and familiar with the rules and regulations that are in place to protect construction workers. Our downtown White Plains law office is located within walking distance of the Westchester Workers’ Compensation Board and the Westchester Supreme Court. Our experienced Westchester workers’ compensation lawyers and our White Plains construction accident lawyers can provide a team approach to maximize your recovery.
Latinos in Westchester experience a disproportionate number of construction injuries. Our White Plains construction accident lawyers have represented Latino workers, many of whom are undocumented, for years. Construction site owners often view them as being expendable, and thus are more likely to cut corners because these workers don’t have unions protecting them. White Plains construction accident lawyer, Michael Joseph has won multimillion dollar cases for undocumented immigrants in Westchester. Mr. Joseph speaks Spanish and our paralegal support staff is completely bilingual so we can provide a high level of services to Westchester’s Latino community.
Our White Plains construction accident lawyers have won major victories for construction workers at trial and we have expanded the legal protections available to construction workers in the New York Appellate Courts. Our attorneys are familiar with all areas of construction, including electrical accidents, ladder collapses, scaffold and plank collapses, excavation accidents, fire cases, saw accidents, heavy machinery and heavy equipment accidents, demolition accidents, and stairway/passageway accidents. No matter how your accident occurred, our experienced team of White Plains construction accident lawyers will hold the responsible parties accountable.
Our consultations are always free, and there is never a fee unless you recover. Call us at (914) 574-8330 to discuss your case with our White Plains construction accident lawyers. Our accident attorneys know the local laws in the area and will work to get you the maximum compensation possible, depending on your injuries. Our offices are located in White Plains, NY and Westchester County, New York, and all our attorneys are seasoned, skilled, and ready to assist you with your case.
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