Have you or someone you love been wounded while working on a construction site? Call (212) 227-4000 to schedule a free consultation with the NYC construction accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. You might be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. We swear to fight for you to receive the funding you need and deserve.
Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to aiding New Yorkers who have been hurt in construction site accidents since 1977. We are aware of the devastation and expense that a construction site accident may cause. We will go above and beyond on your behalf to obtain substantial compensation. You can use the money you receive to pay for medical expenses, missed wages, and even a handicap.
Please get in touch with our New York City legal firm right once to discuss your situation. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we are always available to answer your call.
You Deserve an Experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney
In New York City, construction workers have the riskiest jobs. Accidents still occur often despite strict New York labour rules requiring companies to create safe working conditions. On working sites all around the city, scores of construction workers perish every year. Many more people experience agonising and crippling injuries.
Unfortunately, companies occasionally economise by taking short cuts. These quick cuts ultimately put you and other construction workers in danger.
One of the most crucial things you must do when harmed on a construction site is fight for compensation. Don’t entrust your New York construction accident case to just any lawyer. Even while you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries, it can be difficult to actually receive money in your hands. Every step of the way, insurance companies, owners of construction sites, and other culpable parties will battle you.
You ought to work with a personal injury legal firm in New York City that has a lot of expertise taking on situations like this. Our exclusive focus at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is personal injury law. For more than 40 years, our attorneys have fought for injured construction workers around the city.
We are completely familiar with all New York labour and building codes. We have in-depth knowledge of the workers’ compensation system and what is necessary to obtain the benefits you are entitled to. We understand how to handle your case and will work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you are due.
We have helped our injured clients receive millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements thanks to our aggressive approach.
Our track record of success bears this out:
- $6.57 Million Verdict on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who got hurt on a job site because of his employer’s negligence.
- $2.25 Million Verdict obtained on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who got hurt because of unsafe work site conditions.
- $2 Million Verdict secured for the family of a constructionworker who fell off of a ladder and died on a dangerous Brooklyn construction site.
You can take advantage of our nearly 100 years of combined knowledge when you come to us for assistance following an accident on a construction site. Call our NYC construction accident attorneys today to discuss your case; there is no risk in doing so.
We Handle All NYC Construction Accident Injury Cases
If you suffer an injury at work, our NYC construction accident lawyers are ready to assist you in seeking compensation. We handle every case involving a construction accident, including:
- Brazing accidents
- Building collapse
- Compressor accidents
- Crane accidents
- Cutting accidents
- Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
- Dumpster accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Falling objects
- Forklift accidents
- Gas explosions
- Ladder accidents
- Logging accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Punch press malfunctions
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure failure
- Welding accidents
- Wrongful death, and more.
We can assist if you were hurt while working on a construction job in New York. In Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester, we stand up for wounded construction workers.
Call us right away to talk about your construction injury lawsuit.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Construction Accident?
It’s difficult to stroll across the city without coming across a building site. Since there are so many people employed in the construction sector and building sites are so widespread, the state has implemented a number of labour laws to keep the industry as safe as possible. Following an accident on a city construction site, these laws frequently determine who may be accountable for your injuries.
General Contractors and Construction Site Owners
A property owner must ensure that construction workers have a safe location to work when they decide to build or alter a project in the city. According to Section 200 of the New York Labor Law, owners and general contractors must “provide reasonable and appropriate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all people employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”
In other words, it is the responsibility of general contractors and property owners to ensure the security of building sites. Any potential risks that might endanger a worker must be eliminated. To perform their duties, employees must have the required safety equipment.
The ability to work safely must also be taught to site personnel. The responsibility for keeping the building site fairly safe rests with the general contractor and whoever is the owner of the property being built.
The “Scaffolding Law” is a frequent name for Section 240 of the New York Labor Law. It describes how dangerous construction site equipment, such as scaffolding, must be set up, fastened, and secured. Additionally, it gives hurt employees the right to hold landlords, general contractors, and/or others strictly liable if they are hurt by or on:
- Ropes, or other devices.
If you built, tore down, repaired, altered, painted, or cleaned a building or structure, this section applies to you.
You are not required to demonstrate any form of negligence on the part of the owner or contractor under strict liability.
Many different moving elements can be found on construction sites. After winning a bid, a general contractor assigns portion of the work to subcontractors. Equally accountable for ensuring a safe workplace are general contractors and subcontractors. You may be able to hold a subcontractor liable for your injuries if they are at fault and you get wounded.
Engineers and Architects
Engineers or architects on a New York construction site may also be held accountable by injured workers. These specialists create structures and buildings. They must follow commonly recognised professional standards when doing so. Architects and engineers in New York City are required to ensure that the sites are examined often.
Did a building collapse or structural problem cause your injuries? Were there issues with the design or the inspection process? If so, the architect or engineer may be liable for your injuries.
There are a huge variety of tools and machinery on construction sites. When the machines are broken, even the most skilled worker may suffer harm. You may be able to hold the manufacturer or seller of the defective piece of equipment strictly liable if you suffer an injury at work as a result of it.
Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?
It varies. After an accident, all construction workers are eligible to apply for workers’ compensation benefits. You typically give up your right to sue your employer for personal injury if you file a claim for workers’ compensation. In the event that unsafe working conditions or hazardous equipment caused you harm, you may still retain the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
We’ll Help You Seek Money For All of Your Construction Accident Injuries
Some New York legal firms won’t accept your case unless you’ve experienced a catastrophic workplace injury. That isn’t being fair to you. For every injury you experience on a NYC construction site, you should be compensated.
We at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will fight for financial compensation for all of your accidents on the job site. No situation is too large or tiny. If you have been injured in an accident and need assistance, call us at:
- Back injury
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury, or other injuries.
Contact us right now to arrange a no-cost consultation. Unable to visit our NYC legal office to discuss your case in person? That shouldn’t prevent you from receiving the assistance you need. Our personal injury attorneys will travel to you if you are unable to come to us.
As you recover, we can pay you visits at your house, place of employment, or even the hospital. Just give us a call and ask for assistance. It is that simple.
Damages Are Available After a New York Construction Accident
Don’t undervalue the expenses associated with a construction site injury. Medical expenses can quickly mount up. You may be unable to work if you get even a very slight injury. It might be difficult to manage your daily expenses if you suddenly lose your income, let alone the bills associated with your injury.
If you get harmed while working in New York, you can look for:
- Benefits from a workers’ compensation insurance policy, or
- Compensation from a negligent third party (e.g., owner, contractor, architect).
Your reimbursement under workers’ compensation will be restricted to covering your medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment.
You might be able to get money when you file a lawsuit for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including anxiety and depression
- Nursing care
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Never accept less than your case is actually worth. We’ve worked hard to build connections with some of the tri-state region’s most reputable accident experts. They can offer insightful analysis into your case’s most intricate and technical elements.
We can comprehend your injuries and how they can effect your life with their help. As a result, we may be able to determine the true value of your case.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim?
Depending on how you want to request reimbursement.
Workers’ compensation: You have 30 days from the date of your construction site injury to notify your employer. After that, you’ll only have a short window of opportunity to file your benefits claim.
Personal Injury Lawsuit: In New York, claims for bodily injury have a three-year statute of limitations.
If you wait too long to exercise your legal rights, you will forfeit the chance to get the compensation you are due.
Call Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers For Help
Have you or a loved one been wounded while working on a city construction site? You already have enough on your mind without having to deal with a lawsuit or injury claim. For assistance, get in touch with the knowledgeable NYC construction accident attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. We’ll use every effort to secure the funding you require and deserve.
Calling our legal team for assistance is free for your initial consultation. We’ll examine your situation, go over your rights, and assist you in making a decision.