Experienced Legal Advocacy For Construction Accident Victims In New York
There are few occupations more dangerous than construction. Between large and hazardous equipment, limited lines of sight, multiple contractors all working at the same site and other factors, it is sometimes a wonder that more workers aren’t injured. Because of the dangers inherent in construction work, New York labor law has numerous provisions that allow injured construction workers to recover compensation for their damages and losses. However, actually obtaining full and fair settlements or jury awards requires the help of an attorney who knows how to hold building owners, general contractors and others responsible for injuries to workers hurt on the job.
If you’ve been injured, you can find the help you need at Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law. Our lawyers have more than 75 combined years of legal experience, and they are passionate about protecting the rights of skilled tradespeople and construction professionals. When you hire us, our attorneys seek the maximum compensation possible for you by preparing every case for trial. They even employ highly regarded construction and medical experts as well as other specialists so that they fully understand both how the accident occurred and the impact of the injury or death on your life and future.
You May Have More Legal Options Than You Realize
In addition to workers’ comp benefits, there often may be options for additional compensation when the owners or contractors at a work site have neglected to provide satisfactory safely procedures or facilities at the site. New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 lay out obligatory guidelines and measures for owners and contractors. Our lawyers have decades of experience in the application of these statutes, and they can quickly assess whether you have a case for additional compensation for your injury.
Ready To Assist After A Wide Variety Of Accident Scenarios
Our team aggressively pursues compensation on behalf of construction workers injured because of:
- Scaffolding accidents as well as falls from ladders and roofs
- Forklift, crane and construction equipment accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Falling objects, tools and building materials
- Faulty flooring on-site
- Work vehicle accidents
- Trips and falls
- Slipping on ice and snow on-site
- Trench collapses
- Work site demolition accidents
Our lawyers are well-versed in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations; the New York State Industrial Code, including New York Labor Law 240(1), often known as the Scaffolding Law, as well as 241(6) and 200; and workers’ compensation law.
Injuries Caused By Dangerous And Defective Tools And Equipment
The tools used by construction workers should reduce a worker’s danger, not add to it. All too often, however, the tools at a given site are poorly maintained or are not the correct ones for the job at hand. Even worse, many times, the operator is not properly trained in how to use the tool and is under pressure to complete the task because every labor hour costs more money.
Cases involving tool-related accidents can take several forms. Some may be product liability cases involving design or manufacturing defects such as missing or improper safety guards. Others may be against subcontractors who failed to provide the required safety equipment, such as eye guards. Often, adequate training in the use of the tool is not provided to all users. In all instances, our attorneys have built strong cases that seek the maximum recovery.
They also represent clients in cases involving heavy equipment and work vehicles such as those used in road construction. Some of their cases involve wrongful death claims, in which they help family members file lawsuits after the deaths of loved ones in accidents caused by tools used on the job.
Were You Seriously Injured In A Construction Site Trip-And-Fall Accident?
A common cause of injury on a construction site is tripping over debris and equipment. It is imperative to manage construction sites to reduce tripping hazards and ensure clear pathways for workers, whether they are on the ground or on the 30th floor. Common tripping hazards include:
- Piles of dust
- Oils and other liquids
- Wire spools
- Tools left out
We can help you seek compensation whether you were a worker injured on the job, a visitor to the site or a passersby who tripped on construction debris dropped on the sidewalk. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, determining which party or parties may be held responsible for your injuries.
Free Consultations Available – Contact Us Today
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no attorney fees unless our lawyers recover compensation for our injured clients. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our caring injury attorneys, you can reach out online or call 917-730-7151.