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New York City Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Since 1999, New Yorkers have been turning to the catastrophic injury lawyers at Frekhtman & Associates to help them recover maximum compensation. Specializing in serious and catastrophic injury litigation, the our law firm works tirelessly to build the strongest case possible to present to a jury achieving top verdicts and settlements. According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries constitute the main cause of death for New Yorkers aged 1-34. Not only this, but they are also among the top causes of death in other age groups. Actually, up to 7,000 New Yorkers die every year because of injuries. This...

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Forklift Accidents

One type of machinery often seen on constructions sites is a forklift. Forklifts are helpful in construction projects as they allow for the transport of heavy materials without individual workers having to lift and carry them. This relieves stress on their bodies and allows for more efficient construction work. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Operators of forklifts must be trained on how to safely use this construction equipment. In New York City, owners and general contractors are under pressure to get the job done quickly. This leads to shortcuts in terms of safety, training, supervision, inspections,...

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Construction Accident Law

One of the most common construction site injuries is falling. Workers can experience severe injury from a variety of sources, typically involving scaffolding, ladders, or various other equipment carrying a risk of gravity-induced injury explains one of the construction accident lawyers at the Frekhtman and Associates injury law firm in Manhattan. In cases of particularly severe falls, permanent impairment, disability, or even death may result. However, even comparatively small falls can result in substantial claims for damages; in 2016, for example, one worker suffered a serious injury after falling only 12 inches through a small platform opening. Both the trial judge...

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Trench Collapse Accidents

Contact NYC Trench Collapse Accident Lawyers If you or a loved one was involved in a trenching accident, contact the construction accident lawyers specializing in trench accidents at the Frekhtman & Associates Injury Law Firm at (212) 222-1111. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Excavating and trenching are sometimes necessary when performing construction projects. A trench is an area of excavation on a construction site where the depth is larger than the width of the excavated area. Trench work can be used to install cables, wires, piping, and other needed equipment below ground and under buildings. These activities have...

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New York Construction Accident Lawyers

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Need Help Finding The Best New York Construction Accident Lawyer? Every day construction workers go to work in the morning wanting to earn their salary in exchange for an honest day's work. Unfortunately, many general contractors and construction site owners fail to abide by safety rules endangering workers. A new york construction accident lawyer familiar with the New York Labor Law statutes as well as workers' comp can truly help the injured construction worker. Construction work is dangerous and work sites throughout New York City can be hazardous. For this reason, NY law protects workers, especially from elevation or gravity-related accidents. The trial lawyers at the...

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Ladder Accidents

One of the most common types of construction accidents is a fall from a broken or defective ladder. It is important to hire a New York ladder accident injury lawyer to promptly investigate a ladder accident. Our construction accident attorneys use construction safety experts to inspect the ladder involved as well as the worksite. Typical problems may include: placing a ladder on an uneven work surface placing the ladder on a nail, stone, or other construction debris which may cause the ladder to become unsteady using a ladder in a small space where it cannot fully open using an old,...

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Crane Accidents

Cranes are a vital and integral part of many construction jobs. Unfortunately, when a crane operator is careless and does not follow safety protocol, devastating crane accidents can be the result. Cranes can be placed on ground level or may be stationed on elevated structures. Cranes may rise to as high as 100 feet in the sky and lift loads weighing ten to twenty tons. Therefore, any injury resulting from a crane accident is usually a catastrophic injury such as brain damage, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, or death. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. REASONS WHY CRANE...

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Scaffolding Accidents

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Need Help After A Scaffold Accident In New York City? Each year construction workers are injured in accidents involving scaffolding. An expert construction accident attorney or scaffold accident lawyer is vital for analyzing and prosecuting a New York scaffold accident and obtaining maximum compensation. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. New York Labor Law 240 is sometimes called the scaffold law even though it applies to gravity-related incidents at construction sites and covers different types of NYC construction work. Scaffolding injuries are just one type of covered activity under Labor Law 240, a statute intended to protect the...

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Queens Construction Accident Lawyers

Injured In A Construction Accident In Queens? With the rise of development in Queens, construction accidents are also on the rise with construction workers’ safety in danger. A construction accident may involve a fall from a ladder or scaffold. A worker may also be struck by a falling object which is part of the construction job.  In recent years, Queens construction sites have stayed busy erecting multiple skyscrapers and handling demolition projects and building alterations. [table-of-content]   Various Types of Construction Equipment Pose Serious Risks of Injuries Potential dangers always exist since construction projects require many different types of heavy earth-moving equipment including excavators, bulldozers,...

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Trip & Fall Accidents

A construction worker who slips or trips & falls at a construction site may be entitled to recovery in a third-party lawsuit against the landlord and contractors in addition to being eligible for worker’s compensation benefits. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for your free case evaluation. Under section 241 of the Labor Law, a landlord and general contractor as well as other potential defendants must provide safeguards to workers at construction sites. Causes of Trip & Fall Accident construction debris: Different trades including laborers, electricians, plumbers, ironworkers, carpenters, and others collaborate on a construction job. They often work side by side in...

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