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Construction Accidents in New York​

Construction is one of the biggest job sectors in New York, yet the most dangerous. Many construction workers suffer serious injuries at construction sites that drastically change their lives. 

If you get injured at a construction site, your medical bills pile up, you can no longer work, and you are constrained financially. Many construction accidents happen out of negligence by another party. 

You Deserve Compensation.

As an injured construction worker, you probably know you deserve some type of compensation but are unsure where to start or what your exact rights are in this situation. 

Worry no more. We are here to help you! Let’s simplify the legal process while you focus on recovery!

What Construction Accidents Do We Handle?

  • Crane Accidents
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Site Debris Accidents
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Hoist Accidents
  • Building Collapses
  • Cement & Concrete Burns
  • Chemical Exposure
  • Accidents Caused By Defective Equipment
  • Fire Explosions
  • Car Accidents
  • Demolition Accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Eye Injuries
  • Faulty Safety Equipment
  • Ladder Falls

What Construction Workers Do We Represent?

  • Carpenters 
  • Crane Operators
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Drywall Workers
  • Maintenace Workers
  • Masons
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Tunnel Workers
  • Undocumented  Workers
  • Steeplejacks
  • Welders
  • Window Washers
  • Iron Workers

Determining Liability for a Construction Accident

Liability could fall on contractors, building owners and other parties responsible for workers’ safety at construction sites. It is the first thing your attorney should help you figure out. Based on liability, your case could involve these two areas:

Worker's Compensation

You are entitled to compensation for any injury or illness at work as you execute your duties. this is regardless of who is at fault.

Third-Party Liability

In some instances, another person may be legally responsible for your injuries. for example, a distracted driver wrecks a casual labourer while driving into a construction site. 

Steps to Take After a Construction Accident


Seek medical care immediately after an injury, and have a doctor assess and document the extent of your injuries, tests and treatments.


Report the accident immediately to your supervisor or anyone else who is at the construction site. Note the date you submit the report and the person who accepts it. 


If there were any witnesses, establish their willingness to make a statement, make sure you note down their names and contact information.



If you can, you or your witnesses should take photos of the scene and any defective equipment or structures that could have resulted in the injury.


Keep track of all tests, treatment plans and bills you incur at the hospital. Your documentation should also include the doctor’s names and the dates you sought treatment.


Do not sign medical releases, workers’ compensation forms or any document without having an experienced attorney verifying that you haven’t given up your rights. 


Verify the time periods within which you should file a worker’s compensation claim after an accident. A personal injury attorney will help you recognize your rights and amount of compensation to ask.


Contact a personal injury lawyer in New York as soon as possible after your accident. They will help in gathering evidence and interviewing your witnesses while everything is still fresh.

How Long Do You Have to File a Construction Accident Claim?

In New York, there are strict guidelines on how long you should take to file a construction accident claim against a person or entity from the date of your accident. If the claim is against a governmental entity, the timelines are usually shorter. You might think you might have much time on your hands, but you should always talk to an attorney immediately so that they can keep track of the timelines as you focus on your recovery.

What Type of Compensation Can I Recover?

There are certain types of damages that you can try to get compensation for in a construction accident case. These include:

  • Physical Pain and Emotional Pain
  • Future and Past Lost Wages and Benefits
  • Future and Past Medical Bills Arising From the Accident
  • Punitive Damages in Extreme Cases

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