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Construction Accident Lawyers

Representing victims injured by construction site and/or employer negligence in NY, NJ and Chicago, IL for over 50 years.

Injured construction workers and pedestrians who are injured due to negligence within a construction zone may be eligible to receive compensation for all related damages. Construction accident attorneys represent these victims to ensure they receive fair compensation for their injuries through a lawsuit settlement. Their role is to maximize the amount given to their clients to cover all expenses and emotional damages related to their injuries, including medical costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering.

Common Injuries Covered In Construction Accident Lawsuits

Experienced construction injury lawyers help victims collect lawsuit settlements for virtually any injury sustained within a construction site, the most common being:

Eligibility for Construction Accident Lawsuits

If employers fail to comply with the following laws implemented by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injured workers are eligible to file both personal injury and workers’ compensation claims. Employers who do not abide by the following policies are likely to be held 100% liable for resulting injuries:


Provide a workplace free from serious recognized hazards and comply with standards, rules and regulations issued under the OSH Act.


Examine las condiciones del lugar de trabajo para asegurarse de que se ajustan a las normas OSHA aplicables.


Utilice códigos de colores, carteles, etiquetas o señales para advertir a los empleados de los peligros potenciales.


Ofrezca formación sobre seguridad en un idioma y con un vocabulario que los trabajadores puedan entender.


Proporcionar reconocimientos médicos y formación cuando sea necesario.


Keep records of work-related illnesses and injuries and provide employees, former employees and their legal representatives access to the log.


No discriminar a los empleados que ejerzan sus derechos en virtud de la Ley OSH.


Coloque la citación de la OSHA cerca del área de trabajo implicada hasta que se corrija la infracción, o durante tres días laborables, lo que sea más largo.

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Determining Liability
In Construction Accidents

Because every construction injury case is unique, there is not always a clear-cut way to determine who will be held responsible for causing the accident and any resulting injuries without an investigation.

However, there are a few crucial factors that you should consider and discuss with an attorney when estimating the strength and value of your lawsuit:

The Type of Construction Sites
& Contractors Involved

  • Highway Construction Sites: In most cases, highway construction sites have special protections against being sued for traffic accidents, as they are under the government’s control and supervision.

However, construction sites must meet certain legal safety standards in order to prevent accidents. If it can be proven the site of an accident did not meet these standards, a driver, passenger or pedestrian who has suffered severe injuries may be eligible for compensation for related damages.

In these cases, hiring a construction accident lawyer with years of experience navigating the unique legal process involved in suing a governmental construction zone (or a private business working on such a site) is crucial in helping you build a successful case.

  • Private Construction Contractors: Government agencies will often hire independent contractors to set up construction sites. Sometimes, these private contractors are negligent in meeting the safety requirements of these job sites, including:
    • Leaving hazardous debris in the way of pedestrians
    • Failing to alert passing drivers and pedestrians with adequate construction signs and signaling
    • Obstructing construction signs and signals with debris, equipment or other natural obstacles
    • Failing to properly inspect construction equipment that has become defective

If any of these occur, or some other negligence contributed to the accident, you may be entitled to receive full compensation for any resulting injury and/or damages.

Faulty Construction Equipment

Construction vehicles, tools, equipment and materials can cause or contribute to severe and even fatal injuries to drivers and pedestrians. Malfunctioning equipment, hazardous materials and other defective products can cause harm without any negligence on behalf of the passing driver or pedestrian.

Filing a Construction Injury Lawsuit

Every construction accident case is unique and requires consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation and personal injury lawyer to accurately explore the value and eligibility of any individual case. Sobo & Sobo provides free consultations for victims of construction employer negligence.

It is important to note that construction workers who are injured on the job may be eligible to file both workers’ compensation and personal injury claims against employers. Doing so can maximize compensation for all related damages, pain, and suffering. For an in-depth analysis of construction worker rights and safety requirements, click here.

Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer

If you were injured on the job and you are either considering or are already trying to file for a construction accident lawsuit, contact us online, or by calling 855-GOT-SOBO for a free consultation. We can help shoulder the burden of navigating the complex legal system, collecting evidence, managing paperwork, and updating you on the progress of your case—so you can have the time and space to focus on healing.

Our construction accident attorneys are eager to hear your story and begin the work of helping you receive the benefits that you deserve.

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Lo primero que debe hacer es acudir a un profesional médico y asegurarse de mencionar todas las áreas de dolor o lesión. Segundo: llame a Sobo & Sobo para asegurar sus derechos.

Es probable que haya sufrido lesiones personales si (1) ha sufrido un accidente que no ha sido totalmente culpa suya, y (2) ha sufrido una lesión como consecuencia del accidente.

The Sobo & Sobo “No Fee Guarantee” puts in writing that there is never a charge unless the firm wins money for the client.

El término "sin culpa" hace referencia al sistema legal que obliga a la compañía de seguros del vehículo que usted ocupa a pagar determinadas prestaciones, como facturas médicas y salarios perdidos, independientemente de quién haya causado el accidente. Nueva York, por ejemplo, tiene una ley de no culpabilidad que obliga a la compañía de seguros del vehículo que ocupas a pagar las prestaciones aunque ese vehículo no haya causado el accidente.

Hay diferentes estatutos de limitaciones en Nueva York, y excepciones que pueden añadir tiempo adicional. Aunque cada caso es diferente, el plazo de prescripción en Nueva York para las demandas por lesiones personales es de tres años a partir de la fecha del accidente.