New York Construction Accident Attorney
Trusted Counsel for Construction Accident Victims in New York
Construction sites and ongoing construction jobs are everywhere in New York due to constant renovation and building. However, job sites are sometimes not adequately maintained and safety guidelines aren’t always followed. Unfortunately, construction accidents occur all too frequently, resulting in serious injuries to workers.
Negligence at a construction site can be devastating and life-threatening. If you were injured on a construction site due to the failure of an owner or contractor to exercise reasonable care, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, time lost from work, and your pain and suffering. The personal injury lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP have decades of experience obtaining verdicts and settlements in the millions for injured construction workers and their families. We will aggressively pursue your claim and the maximum compensation you deserve.
Assertive Advocates Fighting for Your Rights
Construction sites are inherently hazardous, and become even more dangerous when machinery isn’t properly maintained, safety codes are violated, job sites are not kept safe and clean or workers are not provided with proper protection from the risks involved with their work. For instance, poorly constructed scaffolding or unsafe ladders could collapse and cause serious injuries. Additionally, crane collapses, forklift accidents and falls of any type are all too real possibilities at construction sites. A lawsuit can be filed against any negligent party — including general contractors, property or building owners, subcontractors, and vendors — as long as they are not the worker’s direct employer.
The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP represents injured workers for a wide variety of accidents that can occur on construction sites, including:
- Crane accidents
- Subcontractor or contractor negligence
- Scaffolding fall accidents
- Welding accidents
- Scaffold collapses
- Nail gun accidents
- Cutting accidents and electric saw accidents
- Falls from unsecured ladders
- Injuries caused by falling objects or debris
- Electrocution accidents
- Accidents caused by malfunctioning or defective equipment
- Forklift Accidents
- Trip/Slip and Fall
Construction site injuries can include fractures, brain injury, lacerations, disfigurement, paralysis, permanent disability, and fatality. If you suffered injuries on a construction site — or lost a loved one in a construction accident — you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses.
Although Workers’ Compensation covers up to a certain amount of lost wages and medical expenses, you may be able to secure unreimbursed medical costs, future lost earnings, and other economic damages by filing a personal injury action. In addition, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced in connection with your construction accident-related injuries.
Families who lost a loved one in a construction site accident may also be eligible to recover for their losses by filing a wrongful death action against the negligent party.
If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, it’s important to have an attorney on your side who understands the complexities involved in a construction accident case and how to thoroughly investigate your claim for the best possible results. The personal injury lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP will fight to protect your right to full and fair compensation and help to ensure you obtain justice.
Dependable Representation Focused on High-Quality Results
When it comes to representation for your construction accident, it’s critical to work with an attorney who is both a skilled negotiator and an experienced litigator. Our personal injury attorneys will not settle a case for anything less than the maximum compensation you deserve, and we are prepared to bring your case to trial to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries. Due to our proficiency in both negotiations and litigation, we regularly obtain substantial verdicts and settlements for injured workers and families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents.
We have obtained millions of dollars for construction workers who have fallen from ladders and scaffolds, been struck by falling objects, been injured by forklifts and other machinery, fallen through floor openings and have slipped/tripped and fallen on a defective condition as well as for other violations of New York State’s Labor Laws- laws that were designed to protect construction workers who often are not in a position to protect themselves.
Some of our recent verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers include:
- $36 million settlement for a construction worker who sustained catastrophic injuries after being struck by a utility pole — this is the largest personal injury settlement ever reported in the State of New York
- $5,460,000 verdict for a worker at JFK who sustained pelvic fractures after being crushed by a forklift
- $4.5 million settlement obtained for a worker who broke his ankle and required multiple surgeries after he fell from a ladder while making repairs at the Metropolitan Opera House
- $3.5 million verdict secured for a worker whose hand was injured by the barrel of a cement mixer
As a result of our effective advocacy and impressive track record of results, The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the “Best Law Firms,” and the “Best Lawyers in America.” We have also been voted “Super Lawyers” due to our skillful representation and commitment to clients.
Contact an Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney
The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP is an established New York personal injury law firm that has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured workers to obtain fair compensation since 1937. Frequently appearing on the top verdicts and settlement lists in New York, we have earned a well-deserved reputation among our clients and colleagues for our integrity, proficiency, and high-quality results. Contact to schedule a free consultation at (212) 425-1999 today.