Construction accidents can cause serious injuries

On Behalf of | Mar 18, 2016 | Premises Liability

New York City is known for its tall skyscrapers and booming city life. Many of the businesses in New York require construction to renovate and maintain their buildings. While most construction is completed without any serious problems, some construction leads to devastating accidents.

Many things could go wrong during construction as workers use dangerous equipment, including scaffolding, ladders and cranes. Many laborers suffer injuries after being struck by falling objects or falling from ladders. Construction sites are also a common place for slip-and-fall accidents. Many accidents occur when a carpenter uses complicated machinery. Electricians also deal with wiring that could lead to electrocution.

Workers are not the only ones who could be injured in a construction accident. Pedestrians and motorists on the streets below are at risk every time they walk under a construction crane. Many New Yorkers have suffered serious head injuries and broken bones from being hit by falling equipment. Some of these accidents have been fatal.

Michael J. Gaffney, Attorney at Law, knows how to handle injuries caused by construction accidents. Mr. Gaffney works tirelessly to acquire as much information as possible from the scene of the accident. A detective will take photos and interview witnesses to find out what happened. Some cases involve negligence on the part of the business or construction company. Gaffney Law Firm hires safety experts to help determine where the negligence occurred. For more information on construction accidents, please visit our website to find out more about how we can help you.