Knocking down a building or performing extensive renovations can be dangerous. Falling debris, ceiling collapses, electrical accidents and ladder falls are among the types of accidents that can happen when a building is taken apart for repair or renovation. When such incidents cause injury or death, it is important to consult an experienced construction accident lawyer to learn whether you might be eligible to obtain a recovery for your expenses, losses and damages.
Experienced, Knowledgeable and Dedicated Lawyers
At the New York law firm of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, each of our principal attorneys has more than 25 years of experience helping clients injured in construction accidents. We build on this experience every day, developing strong cases that seek maximum compensation for individuals injured in all types of construction accidents, including demolition accidents.
We investigate each case thoroughly to determine liability and to learn how the injury has affected the client. We consult with experts and specialists in a variety of fields, including demolition safety, construction management, medicine and physical therapy, and professionals in other fields who can add value to the case. All of our cases are prepared in anticipation of trial; over the years, our attorneys have learned that the other side and its insurance company are more likely to make a fair settlement offer rather than face our lawyers in court.
Examples of Demolition Site Accidents
Construction workers involved in renovating or demolishing buildings can experience a variety of injuries resulting from:
- Falls from scaffolding
- Falls from ladders
- Exposure to toxic chemicals and other substances
- Lack of overhead protection at a demolition site
- Failure of bracing and shoring tools
- Falling objects
- Jackhammer injuries from defects or misuse
- Blasting accidents
- Explosive accidents
As with new construction, these and all types of construction accidents can result in catastrophic injury or death. When a construction worker or passerby is killed on or near a demolition site, we file wrongful death lawsuits so that grieving family members can have financial security while they work to move forward with their lives. If the result of the accident is an injury, we develop a legal strategy that includes a lawsuit under New York Labor Law 240(1).
Contact a New York Construction Accident Law Firm
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for our injured clients. To learn more about our cases, call us at 800-483-1716 toll free or email us to schedule an appointment with a New York demolition accident attorney.