New York City Construction Accident Attorney
Construction workers are subject to dangerous work conditions every day that can result in serious, permanent injuries, and even death. There are many laws in New York State that are designed to protect our workers from these horrific accidents. Unfortunately, owners and general contractors ignore these safety laws and expose their workers to unnecessary risks. Whether they fail to provide appropriate fall protection and safety equipment, fail to properly secure a load being hoisted, or fail to correct unsafe work conditions. We are familiar with construction laws in New York, and stand ready to help you and your family in your time of need.
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As New York City construction accident lawyers, we handle all types of construction accidents. We know the ins and outs of the construction law in New York State. So whether you were injured falling off a ladder, something fell on you, or you were never provided with the proper safety equipment, we can represent you and your family in court.
Our Manhattan Construction Site Injury Lawyer Proudly Represents Union Members
Our New York City Construction Accident lawyers, also represent Union Members. Our past clients come from all the Trade Unions in New York City including: IBEW Electrical Workers Local 3, Carpenters Local 926, Plumbers Union Local 1, Ironworkers Local 40, Local 580, Local 361, and NYC District Council of Carpenters, and SEIU 32BJ. Our clients have included Ironworkers, Painters, Steamfitters, Carpenters, Masons, Laborers, Foreman, Plumbers, Electricians, etc. We work closely with your union in securing the economic loss information needed to support your past and future lost wage and benefits claims. This information is important in projecting the impact that the accident has and will have on your economic damages.
We also understand the impact that your accident has on both you and your loved ones. Unlike many law firms that handle hundreds of cases at the same time, we limit our caseload so that we can focus our attention and direct our financial resources to secure the maximum recovery possible on your case. The ability to zero in on the most important aspects of your case, help set us apart from other law firms.
Let our clients tell you why you should hire us to handle your case.
As New York City construction accident lawyers, we handle the following types of accidents:
- Ladder Accidents
- Scaffold Accidents
- Labor Law Accidents
- Roofing Accidents
- Hoisting Accidents
- Crane Accidents
- Falls from Heights
- Excavation Accidents
- Falling Object Accidents
- Backhoe Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Dump Truck Accidents
- Electrocution Accidents
- Explosion Accidents
- Fire Accidents
- Collapsed Wall Accidents
- Toxic Exposure Accidents
- Demolition Accidents
- Flying Object Accidents
- OSHA Accidents
- Rigger Accidents
- Heavy Equipment Accidents
- Rebar Accidents
NYC Construction Accidents FAQ
Who can I sue if I was injured or a loved one was killed while working in or walking by a construction site?
Construction sites often have multiple parties involved such as property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers of the equipment or tools used, inspectors, etc. As these parties are all potentially liable, you need a Legal Team that will ensure that all responsible parties according to the law are identified. We have extensive experience representing injured construction workers. Call Michael Gunzburg P.C. today for your Free Consultation!
Can I file a lawsuit against the parties that caused my injuries even if I am collecting worker’s compensation benefits?
Yes. Although worker’s compensation prevents you from filing a suit against your direct employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against third-parties. Refer to the “who can I sue?” section to find examples of other parties who may be liable in such claims. It is also important to keep in mind that lawsuits against third parties may open the door for you to receive compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other claims which worker’s compensation does not cover.
Can I file a lawsuit for injuries I occurred even if I am still working?
If you sustained any injuries that restrict you from carrying out your normal activities that you did prior to the incident, you may still have a viable claim, especially if your injuries prevent you from advancing your career.
What types of damages can I recover for if I’m in a construction accident?
If you were injured on a construction site, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in certain cases, punitive damages. If you had a loved one that died on a construction site, this may open the door to seek additional claims as well. Here at Michael Gunzburg P.C. we ensure that every plausible claim will be pursued in order to bring you the relief you deserve.
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Contact us by email or call us at 212-725-8500. All our initial consultations are free. For personalized, efficient New York City legal representation throughout Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, call 212-725-8500 to schedule a free initial consultation or submit your information and questions online.