Construction Accident Lawyers Serving New York and The Bronx
Construction and demolition workers are entitled to a safe work environment, proper training, and properly functioning equipment. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you have recently been involved in a construction accident, the attorneys at Leav & Steinberg LLP are dedicated to helping you receive the damages you are due.
Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers
When employers, general contractors, subcontractors, and building owners neglect to create a safe working experience, they may become liable to their workers, as well as the public. Under Labor Law Section 240 (1) any owner or contractor must provide adequate safety equipment for those workers working at any elevated area such as a scaffold, trench, pit, ladder, roof. Any failure to provide an adequate worksite that causes a worker to fall from a height may impose absolute liability under New York State law.
As a victim of workplace negligence, you should be skeptical about relinquishing any of your rights to a company in exchange for compensation. Because the nature of construction work can sometimes make it more difficult for you to return to your pre-injury status, you should consult with one of our attorneys before making a final decision. Depending on your case, there is a good chance that the court will award you with monetary damages to cover your injuries, medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, and suffering.
Do You Have a Case?
We will conduct a detailed analysis to determine whether or not your case is valid. Along with analyzing your story, we will look at your medical evaluations, injury photos, construction site photos, and any other evidence.
It’s important that you notify us about your accident as soon as possible. If not, you could run the risk of filing outside of the statute of limitations and having your case barred. Refer to the list of common construction accident cases below to help you determine if your case is legitimate.
Serious injuries can occur after a fall or when operating crane equipment. Common causes of crane accidents include improper or negligent operation, failing hardware or structures, or hazards due to unsafe work conditions.
Scaffolding and Ladder Falls
New York Law requires that proper ladders be provided to construction workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that certain types of ladders be used for different types of construction tasks. New York ladder laws are designed to help protect workers from falls and related injuries from falling objects.
Broken and Malfunctioning Tools
Working with faulty construction equipment is dangerous and can lead to serious injuries when proper guidelines aren’t followed. Multiple parties can be held responsible, including the employer, manufacturer, or retailer of the equipment.
Slips, Trips, or Falls on a Construction Site
Even when elevation isn’t a factor, there are many potentially dangerous conditions on any construction site that can lead to injuries. Falls are cited as one of the most common construction accidents. If you’ve experienced a fall on a construction site due to another party’s negligence, we can help you determine the most appropriate next steps.
After nerve damage resulting from a construction-related injury, victims may experience loss of sensation, severed nerves, or a permanent disability such as a spinal injury.
Exposure to Toxic or Hazardous Materials
Fumes, dust, gasses, and other materials present on construction sites can harm workers’ overall health and wellbeing. Chemical solvents, mold, and open flames can all pose serious injuries on a job site. Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from inhaling, ingesting, or coming into bodily contact with these dangerous chemicals.
Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to providing you with compassionate and effective services following the death of a loved one due to a construction accident. The most common causes of death on construction sites include:
- Being struck by an object
- Being caught between objects
Claimants and surviving dependents can receive compensation in the form of a death benefit, which is available under New York workers’ compensation law.
Why Choose Leav & Steinberg for Your Construction Accident Case?
Our clients won’t have to go through a third party to communicate with their legal team. Our lawyers are open to communication and will even provide their direct cell phone numbers. Because your convenience is one of our top priorities, we are also willing to travel just about anywhere in the tri-state area to meet with you.
Over the last 17 years, we have helped numerous construction accident victims receive large monetary settlements. One of our past cases involved a site supervisor who was injured after falling from a defective ladder. We helped him obtain a settlement of over $2 million. We also represented an electrician who fell off a ladder during an installation job. He was able to reach a multi-million dollar settlement. It’s important to note that prior results will not necessarily guarantee you a similar outcome. However, we will do everything we can to ensure that you receive proper compensation.
Leav & Steinberg proudly represent clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Give us a call today at 212-766-5222 to schedule your free consultation.