Carpenter Accidents Lawyer
Carpentry and woodworking have a significant history and influence on the advancement of civilization. It is physically demanding and dangerous work. A carpenter injured by another’s negligence can file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owners, contractors, sub-contractors, cities, corporations, and even individuals responsible for your accident. Carpenter accidents can be very serious and cause significant injuries. Damages that may be awarded to carpenters involved in accidents are past and future wages, pain and suffering, and costly medical bills. Too many accidents sustained by carpenters result in temporary or permanent disability.
Common Carpenter Accident Causes
There are many different causes of carpenter accidents. Some carpenter accidents may be the result of human error or omission on the part of the carpenter themselves, or it may be the result of negligence by an employer, owner or general contractor at a construction site. New York is a comparative negligence state. Comparative negligence means that even if you are partially to blame for your own injury, you may still be able to recover damages under New York Law.
Slip and Falls– Slips, trips, and falls are common accidents for all kinds of construction workers and are a leading cause of carpenter accident injuries as well.
Work Site Injuries – Many carpenter accidents occur on the job and work-site injuries are very common for carpenters.
Electrocutions– Another leading cause of a carpenter accident are electrocutions on construction sites.
Being Crushed Between Machinery and Equipment – Surprisingly one of the “Big Four,” from OHSA and it applies to carpenter accidents as much as any other construction accident.
Defective Power Tools – Power tools are too often the cause of carpenter accidents.
New York City Carpenter Accident Injuries
- Deep cuts
- Broken Bones
- Eye Injuries
- Head Injuries(Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Hand and Finger injuries
Carpenter accidents can be complex personal Injury Lawsuits or fall under New York Labor Law Sections 240 or 241(6). Time is limited to file a personal injury claim in New York or a summary judgement motion under New York Labor Law Section 240 and 241(6). It is imperative that you seek immediate legal expertise regarding carpenter accidents immediately after an injury at work, at a construction site, or in any situation where your injury may be the result of another’s negligence.
New York Carpenter Accident Lawyers
The New York carpenter accident injury attorneys of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. have fought for the rights of carpenters hurt in accidents for over 50 years. We are here to help you win your carpenter accident lawsuit and to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. Please contact us for a free consultation, and be sure to check out our testimonials from past clients. We represent construction accident clients throughout New York City and Long Island. We may be reached at (212) 847-5007 (New York) or (718) 954-9986 (Long Island).