If you've been hurt at a job site, discuss your options with our attorneys today.
Generally, if injury occurs on the job in New York State, you are limited to receiving Workers' Compensation benefits. However, in construction site injuries and death, owner's of the property and the contractors have a duty to workers and sub contractor's workers to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopted rules in 2003 to restrict the number of hours a tractor trailer driver can be on the road. With the economic pressures drivers are under including the price of gas and restrictions on the roadway, it can be assumed that the rules are often ignored.
If you fall from a scaffold, ladder, height or if gravity is involved, the landowner and contractors have an absolute duty to the worker. In this kind of case, it is extremely important to consult an attorney in order to be able to do a proper and timely investigation to protect your rights and to get the maximum amount of information as soon as possible.