NEW YORK CITY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER

Have you or a family member been injured on a construction site? For a free consultation, call the NYC construction accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. at (212) 227-4000. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We promise to fight for the money you require and deserve.

Our attorneys have been dedicated to assisting injured construction site accident victims in New York since 1977. We understand how devastating and costly a construction site injury can be. That is why we will go above and beyond to obtain significant compensation on your behalf. The money you receive may be used to cover medical expenses, lost wages, or even disability.

Please do not hesitate to contact our New York City law firm today to discuss your case. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to take your call.

You Deserve an Experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney

In New York City, construction workers have the most dangerous jobs. Despite strict New York labour laws requiring employers to provide safe working conditions, accidents occur frequently. Every year, dozens of construction workers are killed on city job sites. Thousands more have painful and incapacitating injuries.

Unfortunately, in order to save money, employers will sometimes cut corners. These shortcuts end up putting construction workers like you in danger.

When you are injured on a construction site, one of the most important things you can do is fight for compensation. Don’t put your New York construction accident case in the hands of just any lawyer. Even if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, getting the money in your hands can be difficult. Insurance companies, construction site owners, and any other negligent third parties will fight you at every turn.

You deserve to work with a personal injury law firm in New York City that has extensive experience handling these difficult cases. Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. only practises personal injury law. For more than four decades, our attorneys have fought on behalf of injured construction workers throughout the city.

We are well-versed in New York labour and construction laws. We understand the workers’ compensation system and what it takes to get the benefits you deserve. We know how to approach your case and give you the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our aggressive approach has resulted in verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars for our injured clients.

Our track record of achievement speaks for itself:

  • Verdict of $6.57 million on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who was injured on the job due to his employer’s negligence.
  • A $2.25 million verdict was obtained on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who was injured on the job due to unsafe working conditions.
  • A $2 million verdict was obtained for the family of a construction worker who died after falling off a ladder on a dangerous Brooklyn construction site.

When you come to us for assistance following a construction site accident, you can take advantage of our nearly 100 years of combined experience. There’s no risk in asking us for help, so call our NYC construction accident lawyers to discuss your case today.

We Handle All NYC Construction Accident Injury Cases

Our NYC construction accident lawyers are ready to assist you in obtaining compensation if you are injured on the job. We handle all types of construction accidents, including:

  • Brazing accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Compressor accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Cutting accidents
  • Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
  • Dumpster accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Falls
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Logging accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Punch press malfunctions
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Structure failure
  • Welding accidents
  • Wrongful death, and more.

We can assist you if you have been injured on a New York construction site. We represent construction workers who have been injured in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.

Call us right away to discuss your construction injury case.

Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Construction Accident?

It’s difficult to walk through the city without seeing something under construction. Construction sites are so common, and so many people work in the construction industry, that the state has enacted a number of labour laws to make the job as safe as possible. These laws frequently dictate who may be held liable for your injuries following an accident on a city construction site.

General Contractors and Construction Site Owners

When a property owner decides to construct or alter a structure in the city, they must ensure that construction workers have a safe place to work. Section 200 of the New York Labor Law requires owners and general contractors to “provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”

In other words, property owners and general contractors must take precautions to keep construction sites safe. Any potential hazards that could endanger a worker must be addressed. Workers must be equipped with the necessary safety equipment to perform their duties.

Site workers must also be trained in order to perform their duties safely. It is the responsibility of the general contractor and whoever owns the property under construction to ensure that the site is reasonably safe.

Section 240 of the Labor Law of New York is commonly referred to as the “Scaffolding Law.” It specifies how scaffolding and other potentially hazardous construction site equipment must be erected, secured, and fastened on a job site. It also allows injured workers to hold property owners and/or general contractors strictly liable if they are injured by or on:

  • Scaffolding
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Ladders
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons
  • Ropes, or other devices.

This section applies if you built, demolished, repaired, altered, painted, or cleaned a building or structure.

Strict liability requires no proof that the owner or contractor was negligent in any way.

Subcontractors

There are numerous moving parts on construction sites. When a general contractor wins a bid, some of the work is delegated to subcontractors. Subcontractors are just as responsible as general contractors for providing a safe working environment. If you are injured and a subcontractor is at fault, you may be able to hold them liable for your injuries.

Engineers and Architects

Workers injured on a New York construction site may be able to hold site engineers or architects liable. These individuals create buildings and structures. They must follow generally accepted professional standards when doing so. In New York City, architects and engineers must ensure that construction sites are inspected on a regular basis.

Were you injured as a result of a building collapse or structural problem? Was it due to a faulty design or insufficient inspection? If this is the case, the engineer or architect may be held liable for your injuries.

Equipment Manufacturers

Construction sites are littered with various pieces of machinery and equipment. When those machines are defective, even the most skilled labourer can be injured. If you are injured on the job as a result of faulty equipment, you may be able to hold the company that manufactured or sold it strictly liable.

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?

It all depends. After an accident, all construction workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you typically waive your right to sue your employer for personal injury. However, you may still be able to sue someone else if you were injured as a result of unsafe working conditions or dangerous equipment.

We’ll Help You Seek Money For All of Your Construction Accident Injuries

Some New York law firms will only accept your case if you have suffered a catastrophic workplace injury. That is unjust to you. You are entitled to compensation for all of your injuries sustained on a NYC construction site.

We will seek compensation for all of your construction site injuries at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. There is no such thing as a small or large case. If you have been in an accident and have suffered the following injuries, please contact us:

  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury, or other injuries.

Contact us today to set up a free consultation. Can’t make it to our New York City law firm to discuss your case? That should not prevent you from receiving the assistance you require. When you are unable to come to us, our personal injury attorneys will come to you.

While you are recovering, we can visit you at home, at work, or even in the hospital. All you have to do is call and ask for assistance. It’s really that simple.

Damages Are Available After a New York Construction Accident

Don’t underestimate the financial implications of a construction accident injury. Medical bills can quickly mount up. Even minor injuries can prevent you from working. A sudden loss of income can make it difficult to meet your daily expenses, let alone the costs of your injury.

If you are injured on a New York construction site, you may seek:

  • Compensation from a negligent third party or.
  • Benefits from a workers’ compensation insurance policy (e.g., owner, contractor, architect).

Workers’ compensation will only pay for medical bills, lost income, and disability.

When you file a lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, including anxiety and depression
  • PTSD
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Don’t accept anything less than the full value of your case. We’ve worked hard to build relationships with some of the tri-state area’s most respected accident experts. They can help you understand the more complicated and technical aspects of your case.

We can better understand your injuries and how they may affect your life with their help. This can then help us determine how much your case is really worth.

How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim?

It all depends on how you want to seek restitution.

Workers’ compensation: You must notify your employer of a construction site accident within 30 days. Then you’ll have a set amount of time to file your benefits claim.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: The statute of limitations for bodily injury claims in New York is three years.

If you wait too long to assert your legal rights, you will lose the right to the money you deserve.

Call Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers For Help

Have you or a loved one been injured on a city construction site? You have enough on your mind without the added stress of an injury claim or lawsuit. For assistance, contact the experienced NYC construction accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. We will do everything possible to get you the money you require and deserve.

Our law firm offers a free initial consultation, so contact us today for assistance. We will review your case, explain your rights, and assist you in deciding how to proceed.

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