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For Devastating New York Construction Injuries on the Job, Call an Aggressive NY Construction Accident Lawyer

Year in and year out, construction workers account for one of the country's highest proportions of workplace injuries and illnesses. Construction site accidents happen every day, and as a renowned workers' compensation law firm that's been helping injured New Yorkers for over 90 years, we know they can involve any number of hazardous scenarios:

We represent New York construction workers in every construction trade, whether you’re a foreman or a helper. Our construction accident attorneys have gotten real results for contractors, carpenters, pipefitters, cutters, painters, finishers, and welders. We represent heavy equipment operators and mechanics hurt in vehicle accidents and electricians and plumbers exposed to hazards on the job. If you were hurt in a construction accident in New York, you’ve come to the right place.

About 35% of construction worker fatalities are due to falls

Fearless Attorneys Who Pursue New York Construction Injury Workers Comp Benefits and Third-Party Claims

At the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, we know the catastrophic effects construction accidents can have on your life. We also know New York scaffolding law and workers compensation law inside and out, and that workers compensation insurance companies will often downplay construction site injuries. But building site accidents can result in any number of life-changing injuries, including paralysis, coma, spinal cord injury such as a crushed spine, shoulder and neck injury or traumatic brain injury, and a long list of injuries requiring surgery.

The “Fatal Four” Types of Construction Accidents: 1. Falls Includes unprotected sides, holes, walking surfaces, ladders, roofs, scaffolding. 2. Struck by Object Includes both falling objects and being struck by equipment or machines 3. Electrocution Includes contact with power lines, electrified equipment, extension cords, and lightning. 4. Caught-In or Caught-Between Accidents Includes moving and rotating equipment, trench collapse, and building collapse.

Your injury may require surgery or physical therapy. You may be out of work for weeks or months. You might have to see a specialist or get a second opinion. Your job is to get the medical care you need, follow your doctor’s instructions, and focus on healing. We’ll take care of the rest.

Safety Violations on Construction Sites Can Mean Debilitating Injury, Even Death

Dangerous safety violations and lack of protective gear on construction sites can mean severe construction site injuries. Employers should provide every form of safety gear needed to protect workers, including hard hats, goggles and other eye protection, earplugs, headphones and other ear protection, steel-toed boots, and utility insulated gloves. Unfortunately, with a lack of essential protective gear and poor safety training at many building sites, we are never surprised at the construction site accident cases we see.

Your legal options after a construction accident in New York 1. File a workers’ compensation claim Workers’ comp pays for the full cost of your medical expenses and partial lost wages, regardless of fault. If you have a permanent injury, you may be eligible for loss of use benefits. 2. File a third-party claim If your accident was caused by a third party other than your direct employer, such as a: • Property owner • General contractor • Subcontractor • Architect • Engineer • Equipment manufacturer Then you can file a third-party personal injury lawsuit. A lawsuit can provide damages not covered by workers’ comp, such as pain and suffering. 3. The Scaffold Law (Labor Law 240) New York Law makes property owners and general contractors strictly liable for gravity-related accidents, such as falls from heights and struck by falling objects. If you were injured in such an accident, your attorney can pursue a Labor Law 240 claim. Questions? Talk to an experienced construction lawyer. Contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP today

If it's a power tool accident or heavy machine injury, it doesn't matter what brand or equipment manufacturer was involved-Link-Belt, DeWalt, Caterpillar, Bobcat, Komatsu, Volvo, Case, Makita, Kubota, Black & Decker, or any of the hundreds of power tool companies that exist. Heavy equipment accidents and fatalities can happen, particularly due to disrepair, if proper inspections and scheduled maintenance are not followed according to OSHA regulations.

We're On Your Side-Call Us Today For a Free Consultation!

For over 90 years, we've been successfully filing workers compensation claims for our clients and their families, and are well-versed in representing union members. If you've lost a loved one in a construction site death, we can help you obtain workers compensation benefits, including wrongful death benefits to help your family after such a major loss. We also represent workers injured by the negligence of third parties. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is completely personalized and confidential. We help injured New York workers, including those injured in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

Construction workers in New York have been relying on us to fight for their justice for over eight decades, and you can too. Don't wait—call today. We're the tough New York personal injury legal team you want on your side.