Construction Accidents



Construction accidents can be highly damaging, causing severe injury, extensive financial distress, and an inability to work. If you were injured in a construction accident, your employer and other responsible parties could be held liable. Our construction accident attorneys in Kingston can help you hold negligent parties accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.

Basch & Keegan LLP represents victims of construction accidents in Greene, Dutchess, and Ulster counties, including construction injuries involving:

Forklift accidents

Construction crane accidents

Ladder falls at construction sites

Scaffolding accidents

Trenching and excavation accidents

We dedicate all of our knowledge and resources to achieving excellent results for our clients. Let us go to work for you.

Complete our contact form or call (845) 251-4545 to schedule a free consultation with our Hudson Valley legal team.

Understanding the Dangers: Construction Site Hazards

As far as jobs go, construction work is among the most dangerous of occupations. However, even a construction site can become more hazardous than it should be when proper safety precautions aren’t taken by construction companies, supervisors, and equipment suppliers.

Construction accidents occur for many avoidable reasons, including, but not limited to:

Dangerous, defective, and/or improperly assembled scaffolding

Use of unsafe, old, or improperly maintained ladders

Failure to use proper safety measures for trenching and excavation projects

Failure to protect highway construction workers from traffic and roadside hazards

Use of defective or improperly maintained power tools

Unsafe use of cranes and forklifts

Failure to prevent electrical accidents — including electrical shock, electrocutions, and power line contact

Failure to protect workers from falling objects

You may know that workers’ compensation claims allow you to pursue benefits for injuries you suffer on the job, but when significant negligence exists, there may be underlying cause that allows you to file a personal injury claim. In these situations, it may be possible to recover much more compensation, which is most often needed in situations involving negligence.


Should you suffer a construction accident resulting in long-term problems, it becomes necessary to speak with an attorney who knows how to handle these cases. Our team has extensive knowledge regarding investigations and learning how certain lapses in safety can lead to harm, as well as how to show that negligence played a role in this situation.

It’s our goal to provide full thoroughness and accountability throughout this entire process. It’s our utmost priority to determine the liable parties and determine what options work best for you. We also have knowledge of catastrophic injuries that can stem from construction accidents—including traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI)—and we recognize the need in these situations to pursue maximum compensation. We stand ready to help you.

Immediate Legal Support for Construction Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Hudson Valley area construction accident, contact Basch & Keegan LLP for a free initial consultation with an experienced Kingston construction accident lawyer. From your first meeting, through the conclusion of your case, you’ll work with an attorney — not a case manager. If you’re recovering from an injury, we’ll come to your home or hospital room.

Call (845) 251-4545 or send us a message for a free consultation. Our team is available 24/7.

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    Backed by our experience and insight, we’ve become known for taking on the toughest claims. If you or someone you love has been injured by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, we’re here to help you fight for the justice you deserve.

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    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

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    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. We go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

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    We place an emphasis on personal attention. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

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