Construction Accidents / Other Workplace Accidents
For Devastating New York Construction Injuries on the Job, Call an Aggressive NY Construction Accident Lawyer
Every contractor, carpenter, foreman, electrician, plumber, pipefitter, welder, cutter, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, painter and finisher knows that the construction industry is one of the most treacherous out there. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, laborers accounted for the highest proportion of workplace injuries and illnesses throughout the country. Construction site accidents happen every day, and as a renowned workers compensation law firm that's been helping injured New Yorkers for over 80 years, we know can they involve any number of hazardous scenarios:
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs
- Broken bones from 'caught-between' hazards
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Forklift, bulldozer and crane accidents
- Excavators and loader backhoes that tip over
- Severe head injuries from falling objects
- Back injury from building collapse
- Malfunctioning power tool injuries
- Hoisted loads that break free and fall
- Faulty rigging, cables or ropes
- Defective machinery accidents
- Electrocution accidents
- Welding burns
- Hearing and vision loss
- Heavy lifting injuries
- Construction site death
- Fires and explosions
Fearless Attorneys Who Pursue New York Construction Injury Workers Comp Benefits
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.
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. With lack of basic protective gear, as well as poor safety training at so many building sites, we are never surprised at the construction site accident cases we see.
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 maintenances have not been followed according to OSHA regulations.
We're On Your Side-Call Us Today For a Free Consultation!
For over 80 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. 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.