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New York Construction Accident Lawyers


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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Workers’ Compensation

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F&A Injury Lawyers represent injured New York workers. An individual injured at work or during the "course and scope" of employment will have to deal with workers comp. It is very important to understand how Workers' Compensation affects your legal rights. When someone is injured on the job, their employer must have Workers' Compensation insurance for them. This insurance pays for lost earnings, medical treatment, medical expenses, and other benefits. An experienced worker's comp lawyer can often work together with a personal injury law firm to obtain the best outcome for an injured employee. Contact our team at (212) 222-1111 for...

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Falling Objects

Falling debris is one of the leading causes of injury on construction sites. It’s so common, in fact, that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has dubbed it one of the industry’s “Fatal Four.” Workers struck by a falling object is the second leading cause of death in construction, and many of these injuries are preventable. If you or a loved one experienced a serious injury or suffered harm after an object struck you on a construction site, the law may entitle you to compensation for your injuries. Hiring a New York City construction site injury attorney as soon as possible...

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EP 09 S 06: What Should I Do If I Was In A Construction Accident

Trial Stories Podcast

What Should I Do If I Was In A Construction Accident, we break it all down in this episode [buzzsprout episode='10021759' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Full Transcript Hi everybody. This is attorney Arkady Frekhtman in New York City, personal injury trial attorney. Today I'm asking an FAQ and that is, what should I do if I was involved in a construction accident? I think the best way to answer this question is to talk about what you should do on the day of the incident. Let's say you had a construction accident, you fell...

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Trench Collapse Accidents Can Cause Many Serious And Fatal Injuries

New York Trench Accident Lawyers

Workers who dig in trenches are uniquely vulnerable to the safety standards adopted by their employers. Unfortunately, given the serious dangers involved with this work, poorly trained and newer employees are often ordered to dig trenches that should be assigned to more experienced workers. Every year, roughly two dozen workers lose their lives due to collapsing trenches. Before addressing this topic further, it’s important to distinguish between excavations and trenches. Stated simply, excavations tend to only involve ground “cavities” or openings made by workers while trenches involve digging deep holes in the ground that can be up to 15 feet wide. Great...

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