Is there ever a time when there is not a road being worked on in Long Island? It’s great to see roadways such as Route 110 improving and others being maintained. New York State has worked hard to make these work zones safe for construction workers, but accidents happen each year.
Road construction workers face several hazards while working. In addition the risks of injury from the heavy equipment and machinery they work with, they also face hazards from vehicles speeding past them on the road.
Who is responsible for these accidents?
When a road construction worker is injured on the job, it is important to determine what caused the accident to determine the responsible party or parties
There may be several causes for the accident, including:
- Poorly-marked construction zone
- Driver error—speeding, distracted driving, ignored construction zone signs
- Improper training
- Inclement weather
- Failure to follow safety guidelines
- Faulty construction machinery
- Machinery not properly maintained
- Coworker error
- Poor lighting
- Road hazards such as sharp curves or dips that are not marked and affect visibility.
Depending on the circumstances, the fault may lie with the worker’s employer, a subcontractor or independent contractor, a motorist, the machine company or others involved with the construction site.
How we can help you
If you were injured while working at a road construction site, our construction worker accident lawyers can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced attorneys work with top investigators to determine the cause of the accident and who is responsible for your injuries. Our medical experts will help document your injuries and ensure you are fully compensated for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other costs associated with your injury.
Call for a free consultation
We know that if you have been injured in a highway construction accident, you may be facing serious medical challenges and worried about being unable to work and medical bills. Whether your accident was caused by the negligence of a subcontractor, the manufacturer of faulty construction equipment or an independent contractor’s failure to maintain proper site safety standards, you deserve answers and compensation for your injuries. Contact us with any questions you have. We can set up a free consultation to discuss your accident and together determine the best course of action and what you can expect from the legal process.
Call us today at 516-222-4000