Construction Worker Injuries | Legal Help While You Heal
Construction sites in New York are dangerous and workers are at a high risk of suffering serious injuries, especially when property owners and contractors fail to provide for the safety of those workers. In the construction of new buildings, as well as the renovation or modernization of existing buildings, workers who are injured due to negligence have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries, medical bills and lost wages.
SPINAL CORD INJURY
Man suffers spinal cord injury when steel pipe dropped on him while at construction site.
28-year-old worker injured when platform collapses while laying cable.
35-year-old worker injured when steel plate falls on his head while renovating elevator.
Worker dies from fall when caulking windows of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
35-year-old worker dies in fall while working on construction of new building.
At the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our lawyers have the experience to handle construction accident cases in New York, including those involving third-party claims, as well as workers’ compensation. We have built a strong reputation in New York for our high-quality personal injury representation and have obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state on behalf of injured construction workers.
Even if you are a nonunion or undocumented worker who suffered an injury while on the job, we can help you.
Experienced Construction Accident Help For Your Case
In New York, a law known as Labor Law Section 240 governs the rights of construction workers who have been hurt on the job. If your accident and injuries qualify, the owner of the site or building and/or the general contractor are strictly liable for your injuries. This includes construction accidents such as:
- Accidents while using scaffolding or ladders
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Falls from heights
- Falling debris
- Forklift and crane accidents
- Burns and electrocution
While our firm can represent workers hurt on any size of construction job, it is important to know that you do not have to be hurt on a gigantic construction site to recover compensation. Even an accident that occurs while putting in a new light fixture in a retail store can qualify for compensation.
Learn More About Our Experienced Construction Representation
If you have been injured on a construction site in New York, we can help you understand your rights and options. Contact our office in New York City to schedule a free initial consultation with Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC. Call us at 212-346-0045 to make an appointment. Hablamos Español.