The Hudson Valley’s construction boom brings jobs and growth, but it also comes with risks. Construction sites are inherently dangerous, and when accidents happen, workers often pay the price. If you’ve been injured in a Hudson Valley construction accident, knowing your rights and finding an experienced lawyer is crucial.

The Dangers of Hudson Valley Construction Sites

Construction workers face a wide range of hazards:

  • Falls from Heights: Scaffolding collapses, roof falls, and ladder accidents are common.
  • Struck by Objects: Falling debris, tools, and materials cause serious injuries.
  • Electrocutions: Exposed wiring and improper equipment handling are major risks.
  • Heavy Machinery Accidents: Cranes, forklifts, and other equipment can malfunction or be operated unsafely.
  • Overexertion and Repetitive Strain: These can lead to lasting injuries over time.

Who’s Liable in a Construction Accident?

Multiple parties could share responsibility in a construction accident, making these cases complex:

  • General Contractors: Responsible for overall site safety and coordination.
  • Subcontractors: May be liable for their workers’ actions or specific hazards.
  • Property Owners: Can be held accountable for unsafe conditions.
  • Equipment Manufacturers: Faulty tools or machinery may lead to claims.

Why You Need a Hudson Valley Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction accident cases demand specialized legal knowledge. A skilled attorney will:

  • Uncover All Liable Parties: Investigating to identify everyone who contributed to your injuries.
  • Assess the Full Extent of Your Losses: Including long-term medical needs and lost earning potential.
  • Handle Workers’ Compensation and Third-Party Claims: Often, both avenues of compensation apply.
  • Fight for Your Maximum Recovery: Construction companies and their insurers will aggressively fight to minimize your payout.

O’Connor & Partners, PLLC: Your Voice After a Construction Accident

We understand the devastating impact construction injuries have on workers and their families. We’re committed to getting you the resources you need for the road ahead.

Don’t wait to get help. Contact us for a free consultation. Call (845) 375-8787. We’re here for you.

by O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
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