New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
The construction industry is consistently recognized as one of the most dangerous career fields in which to work. A wide range of different factors, including everything from equipment failure to inadequate safety protocols, can place the lives of construction workers at risk. Unfortunately, each year, hundreds of construction workers are killed in fatal accidents on the job. When this happens, New York labor laws may give a worker’s surviving family members the opportunity to sue the responsible property owner, construction company, or general contractor for costs related to the wrongful death of their loved one.
While nothing can ever make up for such a tragic circumstance as the death of a loved one, financial assistance is often critically necessary to compensate for funeral expenses, medical bills, and other costs arising from the tragic incident. Contact a New York wrongful death lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at 866-LAWS-USA today to discuss your case.
Common Causes of Construction Deaths
There are a wide variety of ways in which construction accidents may result in the death of a loved one. Some of the most common causes of construction deaths include:
- Traumatic brain injury from falling equipment
- Falls from elevated positions
- Vehicle accidents
- Trench cave-ins
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Labor laws require construction companies and contractors to create conditions which prevent workers from being unduly exposed to these injuries and accidents. Unfortunately, these responsible parties often fail to live up to these duties, resulting in devastating injuries and preventable deaths for which they may be held responsible.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one because of a construction accident, the New York wrongful death attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, have the experience and knowledge to help you understand your rights and options during these trying times. Call 866-LAWS-USA to speak with an experienced legal professional and learn more about your rights under the law.