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 White Plains has seen an explosion in construction with major public works projects including major renovations of the municipal garage. Downtown White Plains has also seen big 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 a construction accident. Too often workplace time pressure results in cutting corners with safety and Westchester construction workers pay the price. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA reports 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 something. 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 explosion of construction in and around White Plains, injuries and even fatalities from construction accidents are 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 in Westchester. 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.
A disproportionate number of construction injuries occur to Latinos in Westchester. Our White Plains construction accident attorneys have represented these workers, many of whom are undocumented for years. Construction site owners often think that these workers are expendable and are more prone to cut corners because these workers don’t have unions protecting them. White Plains construction accident lawyer, Michael Joseph has won multi-million dollar cases for undocumented immigrants in Westchester. Mr. Joseph speaks Spanish and our paralegal support staff is completely bilingual to provide a high level of services to Westchester’s Latino construction accident community.
Our New York construction accident lawyers have won major victories for construction workers both 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, electrical accidents, excavation accidents, fire cases, saw accidents, heavy machinery and heavy equipment accidents, demolition accidents and stairway and passageway accidents. However, your accident occurred, our experienced team of White Plains attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable.
Our consultations are always free and there is never a fee unless you recover.