Construction Site Accidents
New York City Construction Accident
Construction work is one of the most dangerous types of work. Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, beams or other elevated heights, in addition to falling objects, unstable structures, unsafe property, modified or defective machinery, hazardous debris, deep holes and poorly constructed scaffolding are just some of the hazards that cause thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of deaths each year in the industry.
In New York, injury laws are complicated, but construction injury laws offer significant protections and legal options to injured construction workers. You might be entitled to additional financial compensation under the following circumstances, among others:
- Ladder, scaffolding and other falls from heights: General contractors and certain property owners may be held strictly liable for defective, improperly constructed or otherwise unsafe ladders, scaffolding or other safety equipment.
- Equipment accidents: Machinery and product failures might warrant a third-party product liability claim, in which a manufacturer, distributor, designer or retailer of a product may be held liable for your injury. Under certain circumstances, you may be able to make a claim against the general contractor and/or the owner of the property where the accident took place.
- Safety violations: New York Industrial Code, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and premises liability laws are very specific about the responsibilities of employers, contractors and property owners. Unsafe, poorly managed work sites can lead to serious injuries to both workers and passersby.
We are prepared to battle defendants in any construction worker injury case. As necessary, we work with professional investigators and expert witnesses to build robust injury cases that are capable of obtaining maximum compensation even when up against the most challenging opposition.
Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases in New York, and we are battle-tested.