New York Construction Accident Lawyer - Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of construction accidents within New York City.
Construction is an enormous and dangerous industry in the United States of America especially in the New York City (NYC). Construction ranks 3rd out of all industries for deaths due to injuries or accidents
Some of typical construction accidents include:
- Scaffolding collapse / Falls from scaffolds
- Worker Falls from a height / falls from ladders or elevated platform / Falling object hitting worker or construction debris hitting workers at construction site - Ample safety precautions must be in place to prevent injuries caused by falling objects when construction materials are being hoisted, secured, or lowered.
a. - when construction materials are not properly placed on upper floors and fall down striking workers below.
b. - a load being hoisted or lifted breaks loose and falls
c. - a cable snaps
d. - lifts or hoists are overloaded
e. - improper rigging
f. - a crane drops an object or is improperly operated
- Accidents with construction machinery or equipment: Forklift and or Crane Accidents
- Auto Accidents with Construction Vehicles
- Hoisting Accidents
You should contact a New York Construction Accident Lawyer if you have received injuries in a construction accident within New York City region including Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island.
As per New York (NY) law, an employee cannot sue his or her employer for on the job accidents because the only option available is to pursue a Worker's Compensation claim. Worker's Compensation is a form of insurance which pays for lost wages and medical expenses as well as other benefits. However, in case a construction worker is seriously injured to the negligence of a third party involved, that worker can pursue a third party claim under the Labor Law. A New York, NY workers compensation lawyer experienced in handling construction accidents is vital.
General Contractors, architects, manufacturers and landlords constitute third parties involved in construction and can be sued for accidents and injuries or wrongful death at a construction site. New York Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) are the most common construction accident statutes employed in such lawsuits. New York State laws protect the construction worker and in many cases impose absolute liability on the general contractor and or landlord/ construction site owner.
Our firm recently won a jury verdict in a falling object construction site accident at the Yankee station subway station obtaining $2,800,000 in April 2007. Before that, we obtained $4,000,000 for a crane accident case in Brooklyn. A Construction accident may be a life shattering event not only to the injured worker but also to his entire family since construction workers are often the sole breadwinners for their families. We work with construction safety engineers and experts to prove the safety violations at construction site. Whether it was Labor Law violations, industrial code violations, or OSHA violations our Law Firm spares no expense in hiring top safety experts ensures that our clients obtain the best possible results. We also retain economic experts and life care planners and or vocational rehabilitation experts familiar with the construction industry in order to obtain maximum damages at trial.
New York's labor law is intended to make construction workers safe. The New York Labor law requires general contractors and landlords of the project to provide a reasonable safe place to work.
Specifically, New York Labor Law 240 requires construction site owners, their agents, and contractors to provide proper safety protection devices for construction workers to prevent injuries due to falling.
The laws are intended to protect the worker in that they
• apply to demolition, alteration, painting, cleaning, construction and other kinds of work.
• cover both non-union and union employees.
• protect workers both from New York State as well as out of state workers and cover all workers which also includes illegal immigrants
• protect various kinds of construction workers including bridge workers, engineers, inspectors, surveyors, utility workers, equipment operators, road workers as well as typical laborers and construction workers.
If construction accident is caused by a safety equipment violation, the injured worker can file a claim for recovery under Labor Law 240 and or 241.
Things to Consider
1. Under Labor Law section 240, construction project owners/landlords, contractors and their agents are held absolutely liable (at fault) for construction accidents caused by nonexistent, substandard or improper safety equipment used at construction site, such as when workers are hurt in ladder or scaffolding collapses.
2. If a safety device collapses, slips, or is improperly placed, Section 240 is automatically violated. The labor law presumes that a safety device that broke, collapsed or slipped causing a fall injury was defective.
3. If the worker set up the scaffolding/ladder improperly, the project owner and general contractor will still be at fault.
4. If the project owner or contractor engages someone else to make sure the safety equipment was adequate, they will still be considered at fault in addition to the company they hired.
5. New York Labor Law Section 240 is automatically violated if no safety devices were provided for the worker,.
A valid Labor Law claim can be made if ladder is improperly placed, or if a safety device is nonexistent or does not properly function. If a scaffold fails or collapses, the construction worker is entitled to recover damages under Labor Law from the owner and general contractor in addition to regular worker’s compensation benefits. Call our experienced New York construction accident lawyers for a free consultation today.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a work site, contact the attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates, Bronx New York's (NYC) construction accident attorney, at (866) ATTY – LAW.
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