Slips, Trips, and Falls Attorneys
A slip and fall accident can disrupt your work schedule, reduce your mobility, and cause lasting physical pain and suffering. If it happens while you're working on a hazardous construction site, the dangers may be amplified. Inclement weather, a lack of proper safety precautions, or improper clean-up on the worksite are just a few examples of environmental factors that could cause a slip, trip, or fall on the job. At Leav & Steinberg LLP, we will work diligently to build your case and protect your rights.
Slips, Trips, Falls Cases in New York
According to Sections 240 and 241 of New York labor laws, owners and contractors are responsible for maintaining a reasonably safe work environment for any construction, demolition, or excavation work being done. This includes providing proper safety equipment, completing the flooring process as the building progresses, and enclosing all hoists and elevating machines with proper barriers. Failure to comply with labor laws like these could make the contractor or property owner liable if any slips, falls, or trips occur on the worksite.
However, it is important to note that you may not be able to build a case against your employer while also receiving workers' compensation benefits. In some cases, a third party, such as a manufacturer or safety inspector, may be found at fault. You should share all the details of your case with your attorney so that they can explore all your options.
What to Do If You're in a Slip, Trip, or Fall Accident
Immediately following your injury, it is important to seek medical help and contact a personal injury attorney familiar with the New York City labor and workers' compensation laws. At Leav & Steinberg, we'll work with you to start collecting evidence at the scene of the accident as soon as possible, including photographs, accounts from other workers, and any video surveillance footage. We can also speak on your behalf to insurance adjusters, who may try to use language to minimize your claims.
Leav & Steinberg Wants to Help You
Our attorneys have been serving clients in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens since the founding of our firm in 1999. We have helped construction workers win multi-million dollar settlements for slip and fall accidents on the job. You'll benefit from a multi-lingual staff and attorneys who have won SuperLawyers awards for 10 years running. We will travel to you for your appointments—including anywhere in the Tri-State area. Get started by requesting a free consultation with an attorney today.