New York Construction Accident Attorney
Construction accident injuries can be just as devastating as any other type of injury, if not more severe due to the types of jobs that exist in today's society. However, since 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.
NY City Scaffold Fall Injury Lawyer
Construction sites are treated differently by the laws in New York. Though you cannot sue your direct employer due to worker's compensation involvement, you may have a case against the property and land owners, subcontractors, and contractors involved with your construction site. This is called a third party lawsuit.
- For example, if you had fallen from a substantial height and were injured, you may be able to sue the scaffolding company.
- This also applies to any defective equipment you may have been supplied with.
You must be provided with a safe work area. However, what you believe to be a safe work area may not necessarily be legally sufficient. Our principal attorney Stephan H. Peskin can assess your case and help determine the possible outcomes for your case. He has over 40 years of experience that assists him in guiding you down the correct path that suits your unique requirements.
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 of the Labor Law have come under attack by property owners, insurance companies and business groups. Over the last eight years the courts have become stricter in their interpretations of these sections to limit or eliminate benefits for worker's who were injured or killed as a result of construction accidents.
- Section 240 (1) requires that contractors and land owners 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, operate and conducted to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to persons 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 only handle third party lawsuits, not worker's compensation claims. We also proudly handle matters related to labor law issues. For more information on construction accidents, please visit our construction accidents information center.
Contact a New York construction accident lawyer at the law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick today. Our attorneys offer a free consultation so you can have the opportunity to 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. Contact us today to begin the process.
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The NYC law firm of Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick represents construction accident victims in all five boroughs of New York: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, as well as Suffolk County, Nassau County, and the remainder of the State of New York.
The discussion on this page is generic and not specific to NY law and, in fact NY law may be materially different.