Construction Accidents

New York Lawyers Handling Construction Accident Claims

Construction accident injuries can be just as devastating as any other type of injury, if not more so. Because the laws are constantly changing, pursuing a case on your own is becoming increasingly difficult. Let the New York construction accident lawyers of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick work on your behalf to get the money damages and respect you deserve for your losses.

Filing A Construction Injury Lawsuit

New York law treats construction site accidents differently. Though you cannot sue your direct employer due to workers' compensation involvement, you may have a case against the property owner, landowner, subcontractors and contractors involved with your construction site. This is called a third-party lawsuit. Examples include:

  • If you fell from a substantial height and were injured, you may be able to sue the scaffolding company.
  • If you were supplied with defective equipment that turned out to be dangerous, you may be able to file a defective product lawsuit.

The law requires your employer to provide you with a safe work area. Our principal attorney, Stephan H. Peskin, can assess your situation and help determine the possible outcomes for your case, including determining whether your work area was safe. Mr. Peskin has over 45 years of experience that helps him in guiding you down the path that suits your unique requirements.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a construction or excavating accident, contact our firm at 866-502-9091 for a free case evaluation. For over 45 years, our law firm has been getting results for injured New Yorkers.

Details About New York Labor Law

New York state's labor law, particularly sections 240(1) and 241(6), were enacted in an effort to make the workplace safe for construction workers and those lawfully on the premises. Since their enactment, these sections have come under attack by property owners, insurance companies and business groups. As a result, the courts have become stricter in their interpretations of these sections, limiting or eliminating benefits for workers who were injured or killed as a result of construction accidents.

  • Section 240 (1) requires that contractors and landowners of buildings larger than one and two family dwellings shall furnish or erect scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes and other devices to give proper protection to a construction worker.
  • Section 241 (6) requires that work done at a construction, excavation or demolition site be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to people lawfully frequenting the premises.

If you are in the construction, demolition, excavation or renovation business and have been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation from third parties for your loss. Our attorneys and staff handle only third-party lawsuits, not workers' compensation claims. We also proudly handle matters related to labor law issues.

Our Construction Accident Cases

Examples of cases we handle include:

Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are often fatal, especially in New York City because of the vast height of cranes and other lifting equipment. To learn how we handle crane accident cases, follow the link.

Falling Object And Scaffolding Accidents

One of the most dangerous aspects of New York City construction sites is the possibility that scaffolding will collapse and tools and equipment will fall onto other workers and pedestrians in the street. Learn more about our falling object and scaffolding cases.

Third-Party Claims

Third-party claims are injury or death lawsuits against a third party that is not the victim's employer. For example, if you are using the construction company's vehicle to pick up equipment and are in an accident caused by another's driver's negligence, the other driver could be held liable as the subject of a third-party injury claim.

To learn about other informational construction accident resources, visit our Resources page.

Contact Our New York Lawyers

Contact the law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today. Our attorneys offer a free consultation so you can discuss your case without cost or obligation. If you have been injured in a construction accident, we can help you hold the negligent parties responsible. Call us today to begin the process.

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