Construction & Workplace Accidents
Albany Construction Accident Lawyers
If you suffered a work-related injury, whether it was an occupational illness, an on-the-job accident, or an injury caused by the negligence of someone else on the job site, the law office of Powers & Santola, LLP, can help.
Powers & Santola, LLP, is one of the nation's top ranking, preeminent personal injury law firms by US News and "Best Lawyers in America." Since 1987, we have helped hundreds of injured workers in manufacturing, construction, warehouses, road construction, utility work, and other industries in upstate New York. One of our experienced Albany construction accident attorneys is available to evaluate your accident claim during a no-obligation, free initial consultation. Contact our New York law firm online or call our offices at 518-290-1562 or toll-free at 866-689-9692.
We Adeptly Handle All Worksite Injury Accident Claims
- Falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, beams, in elevator shafts, or from any elevation
- Falling objects that strike workers
- Electrocution and burn injuries
- Excavation accidents and crush injuries
- Vehicle accidents while at work
- Forklift accidents
- Welding accidents and machinery defect accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Crane, excavators, aerial lifts, loaders, and other heavy equipment accidents
Workers who are injured on the job are usually entitled to workers' compensation. In some cases, a worker may also be able to seek third-party liability damages against another company or another company's employee who caused the injury. We can help you with both types of claims.
We Understand the Unique Laws and Regulations Surrounding These Accidents
Sections 240 (sometimes called the Scaffolding Law) and 241(6) of the New York Labor Law are unique in the way they protect people doing construction work, demolition, repair, or cleaning of structures. These protections are not based on who was "at fault." The laws apply to all workers, including workers from other states and undocumented workers (illegal immigrants). Utility workers and road-and-bridge workers are often covered by these laws as well.
Bringing a case under these special laws does not affect the construction worker's ability to seek workers' compensation benefits. You can seek both, with no penalty or reduction in benefits.
Offering Services From Our Experienced Construction Law Attorney
Attorney Daniel Santola, recognized as one of the "Best Lawyers in America," has handled construction accident cases since 1975. He has been invited by bar associations, judges and law schools to lecture on the topic of construction law. He has "written the book" on construction accident law in New York. With hundreds of cases and millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements to his credit, you will find few injury attorneys better versed in New York construction law.
Call Our Syracuse Workplace Accident Attorneys for a Free Consultation
If you were injured on a construction site, contact Powers & Santola, LLP, today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We handle cases involving any work injury, occupational illness or fatal workplace accident case in upstate New York.