Workplace Injuries

According to the United States Department of Labor Occupation Safety and Health Administration, as many as 6 out of every 100 construction workers are injured every year while working at a jobsite.  Of those injured construction workers, as many as 45% had to take time off from work because of their injury (on average, each injured construction worker missed seven days).  20% of injured construction workers return to work permanently limited in their ability to work in their industry or trade.  

Many of our construction, industrial and workplace accident cases involve:

CONFINED SPACES
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to entry into a confined space that has low oxygen levels or is filled with toxic chemicals.

CRANE COLLAPSE
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to crane malfunction or collapse.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to defective or improperly installed construction equipment.

CONSTRUCTION FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to workplace fires and explosions.

CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to dangerous construction machinery.

CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to jobsite accidents, including claims against contractors and subcontractors. 

CONSTRUCTION SITE FALLS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs and lifts, as well as falls into elevator shafts and pits.

CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to car accidents that involve roadside construction.

ELECTRICAL SHOCK AND ELECTROCUTION
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to high-voltage equipment.

FALLING OBJECTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to falling objects.

INDUSTRIAL MACHINE ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to dangerous industrial machinery, including outdated machines, poorly maintained equipment, and equipment without appropriate guarding and safety switches.

INJURED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death to construction workers.

LADDER ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to falls from ladders and their functional equivalent, including blocks and planks.

SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to falls from scaffolding and its functional equivalent, including blocks, planks and extension ladders.

SOLVENT INJURIES
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to caustic solvents used in many industries, including engineering, footwear, construction, textiles, printing and woodworking. 

TRENCH CAVE-INS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to trenches that collapse because of improper wooden shoring (trench boxing), steep slopes or improper excavation.

UTILITY WORKER INJURIES
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to falls from lifts and utility poles.

WELDING ACCIDENTS
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to welding, cutting or brazing, as well as ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation buns. 

WORKERS COMPENSATION AND GRAVE INJURY
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to negligent employers.

WORK INJURIES
Claims for injury, disability, or wrongful death due to an unsafe workplace.



At Bottar Leone, PLLC, our team of Syracuse personal injury lawyers have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict cases involving construction site accidents, injured construction workers and disabled laborers.  If you or a loved one have been injured while working at a jobsite site, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Syracuse New York workplace accident attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at info@bottarleone.com.