Construction accidents often involve catastrophic injuries, significant wage claims, and extensive life care plans for future medical treatment. To properly defend these high stakes cases, counsel needs to be expert in more than the applicable legal defenses. Counsel needs to know the dynamics of the specific industries, the substantive worksite defenses, and, most important, how to transfer the risk to the proper party pursuant to contract or liability position.
WCM lawyers have represented business owners, investment groups, general contractors, and all types of sub-contractors in construction accidents involving asbestos remediation, scaffolding collapses, fire losses, and the like. We know how to navigate complex contractual provisions and statutory claims, such as the “grave injury” in New York, in order to both pursue and defend claims for contribution and indemnification. WCM teams with physicians, engineers, accountants, economists, and employment experts to mitigate high value damage claims. And we work with construction professionals in drafting contracts and agreements in order to help them manage risk before accidents occur.