New York Personal Injury Attorneys: Tacopina & Arnold
New York personal injury attorneys Joseph Tacopina and Rosemarie Arnold have helped numerous construction accident victims recover damages for their debilitating physical symptoms, medical bills, and pain and suffering. With years of litigation experience, Tacopina & Arnold have protected the rights and best interests of countless clients throughout the state of New York. When you work with Tacopina & Arnold, you can be assured that you are retaining the services of knowledgeable, qualified attorneys who are well-respected within the legal community.
Construction Accidents Overview
On average, 1 out of every 10 construction workers is injured on the job each year in the U.S. It is not surprising that construction workers face job related injuries on a daily basis considering they work in one of the most physically dangerous fields. Construction accidents can happen anywhere, whether the worker is doing a project for an individual household, or working on a large commercial building.
If construction companies, employers, and co-workers do not exercise proper precautions, the chances of a worker getting injured on the job increase immensely. New York law demands that construction companies and employers ensure the safety of their workers. Construction companies and employers are liable for the physical well-being and work conditions of their employees.
Common Construction Accidents and Causes
Of all construction accidents, falls tend to happen most frequently. Whether the fall is from a height or the same level, the outcome can be lethal. Apart from falls, other common types and causes of construction accidents include:
- chemical leaks
- falling debris
- serious burns (ironworkers)
- lifting heavy equipment
- accidents while driving equipment
- uneven or unsafe flooring
Construction Accident Injuries and Medical Treatment
Each year, thousands of construction accidents will result in traumatic brain, head, spinal cord, and burn injuries. Injuries of this nature are considered to be very severe, especially if the victim’s brain or spinal cord is damaged. If the victim’s brain or spinal cord sustains damage, the injury may be considered catastrophic, which means it is life threatening and will require continual medical care.
Most construction accident injuries require medical treatment from physicians, physical therapists, and medications. If the injury is very severe or catastrophic, the victim may need help from specialists, surgeons, and medical devices.
Construction Accidents and Personal Injury Law
If you sustained an injury while working on a construction site, and the injury was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to seek monetary compensation from the party at fault. New York personal injury law allows victims of negligence to file a civil lawsuit against liable parties to recover damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
New York Construction Accident Law Firm
Victims of construction accidents face physical and emotional discomfort. The last thing a construction accident sufferer and his/her family should have to worry about is their economic well-being while they struggle to pay for medical care and their standard way of living.
If you have sustained a serious injury because of third party negligence, contact our reputable personal injury attorneys. We can discuss your case with you and inform you of your legal options.
The Law Firm of Tacopina & Arnold proudly serves clients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and New York City.
Contact us about your legal matter today!