Construction sites are inherently dangerous. Workers toil under tight time constraints, performing physically demanding tasks on often uneven, unstable surfaces, all while being surrounded by heavy machinery. The risk of injury increases exponentially when workers must climb up and down scaffolding and ladders, or maneuver around cranes and other vertical lifting equipment.
General contractors are required by law to provide adequate safety training and equipment but often fail to do so, which unfortunately leads to serious -- sometimes life-threatening -- injuries, many with devastating consequences. Injured workers are immediately confronted with the realities of lost wages, steep medical bills, unimaginable pain, and the emotional effects of an accident, but many soon realize that the long-term effects may be even more catastrophic when their injuries prevent them from finding future employment and persistent pain keeps them under costly medical care.
Expert legal representation is critical in construction accident cases. Even workers whose injuries are "covered" by worker's compensation insurance may soon find that the coverage provides inadequate reimbursement of medical expenses and only short-term replacement of lost income. In worker's compensation cases in particular, it is of paramount importance that victims retain an experienced lawyer who is well-versed in labor law and who can investigate all possible ways of acquiring adequate compensation.
New York City and State laws provide extensive protection to construction accident victims, often favoring the injured worker over the general contractor or site owner. Undocumented workers are offered the same protections in court as U.S. citizens -- your right to justice is not dependent on where you were born.
My expertise includes, but is not limited to, construction accidents involving:
- Elevation-related falls from ladders and scaffolding
- Injuries stemming from the hoisting of materials
- Injuries related to the use of cranes and other vertical lifts
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment
- Failure to provide a safe work environment
If a family member has died or if you or a family member has been injured as a result of a construction accident, call 212-539-1800 today for a free, no obligation consultation.
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