Welcome to Ziff Law Firm, LLP’s construction accident webpage. This page is designed to inform the victims of construction site accidents and their families about their legal rights and how to protect them. We have a proven track record of achieving great results on behalf of our clients.
For over 50 years, the firm of Ziff Law Firm has provided skilled, aggressive and ethical legal services to residents of New York and Pennsylvania. In addition to representing victims of construction injuries, our team of 10 attorneys and other legal professionals offers the full-range of legal services. By combining demonstrated skill with strong resources, we have been able to prove even the most challenging personal injury cases to help our clients receive fair compensation. We appreciate the deep trust that our clients place in us and we work hard to maintain that trust by supporting our client’s goals and objectives. If you have been injured in a construction site accident or are the family of an accident victim and would like to pursue a claim, you need expert legal advice. Please contact Ziff Law Firm today. We are committed to doing the best possible job for every client in every case.
The law requires that construction companies ensure a reasonably safe site, develop and implement safety programs, inspect each site for safety compliance, coordinate job safety, warn of hazards related to the site and work, and prescribe the necessary protective equipment. In spite of these regulations, construction site work remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States today. Construction accidents continue to kill or injure thousands each year, with the majority of injuries and fatalities associated with electrocutions and falls. Other hazards at construction sites include:
- Dangerous and defective machines
- Crane and scaffolding accidents
- Mechanical and chemical handling of compressed gas
- Logging accidents
- Welding, cutting and brazing injuries
Many construction accident or injury cases involve several potential third party defendants. Third party negligence is the legal term to assign liability for insufficient safety provisions or negligence to the construction company owners, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, and insurance providers. Construction equipment makers may also be found negligent if injuries are caused by the defective design and manufacture of their products ranging range from power tools to scaffolding to heavy equipment.
In spite of these regulations, construction site work remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States today
In any personal injury case, negligence must be proven and it must be established that the injury was caused by that negligence in order for a damage award to be made. If you believe that you have the grounds for a lawsuit, it is critical that you contact an attorney immediately to protect your rights. An expert attorney can prove the critical elements of negligence including 1) the defendant had a duty to you, 2) the defendant failed in that duty, and 3) your injury was caused by the defendants’ breach of duty and that damages resulted from the injury.
The experienced attorneys at Ziff Law Firm know how to investigate, develop and present compelling personal injury cases. We also understand how to assess damages based on your injury, our experience with the judicial system, and our knowledge of damage awards. While proving physical, mental or emotional damage cases can be difficult, you can significantly improve your chances of receiving compensation by working with the proven team at Ziff Law Firm. Please contact us at 607–733-8866 or via our online contact form.