While much of the country is experiencing a housing slump and a decline in construction, the City of Syracuse seems immune from the trend. Last year, nearly 5,000 building permits were pulled for projects totaling more than $200,000,000.
A look around Syracuse reveals where the construction dollars are being spent. Current construction sites in and around downtown Syracuse include a $21,000,000 office building at the intersection of South Clinton Street and West Jefferson Street, a $6,000,000 renovation of the old Dupli building on West Jefferson Street, and O’Brien & Gere’s move to a new building adjacent to Armory Square at Franklin and West Fayette Streets.
In addition, new townhomes are planned for Prospect Hill, the Kirk Hotel is under renovation, a new section of the Onondaga Creekwalk will be complete soon, and SUNY Upstate Medical University will soon break ground on the Central New York Biotech Center in the former Kennedy Square apartment complex. According to Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll, as many as 231 rental and/or owner-occupied units will be constructed or renovated by the end of the year.
With construction underway throughout Syracuse, construction injuries are also expected to rise as unsafe jobsites, defective machinery and tight deadlines cause falling objects, falls from a height, and various other dangerous work environments that can lead to severe injury, permanent disability, and even death.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of construction accidents, workplace injuries and jobsite mistakes, including those arising out of property owner or general contractor negligence. If you or a loved one have been injured on the job, you and/or 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 Central New York construction and work injury attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.