Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer
Long Island Construction Injury Attorneys Who Fight Diligently for Injured Employees
Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP has a long-established reputation for winning major construction injury settlements and workers comp cases. For over 80 years, we've been representing injured utility workers, sandhogs, crane operators, welders, plumbers, carpenters, machinists, foremen, electricians, and anyone who was hurt on a building site. Construction industry workers put their lives on the line every day. And despite the fact that insurance adjusters are notorious for denying Long Island construction worker injury claims, they also know that we prepare watertight cases for our clients and do not back down.
Construction Site Injuries are Devastating, Even Deadly-Call a Tough Long Island Job Injury Lawyer
Construction accident injuries happen all too often and can range from debilitating traumatic brain damage and spinal cord injuries to major injuries requiring surgery. Workers compensation laws and the New York scaffolding law are extremely complicated, but we have decades of experience in both, which allows us to obtain major construction injury settlements. That means our clients can focus on healing and getting back on the job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that laborers endure the most work-related injuries and illnesses in the country, and with so many construction projects underway in Long Island, we're never surprised that injured construction workers call us more than any other Long Island worker.
Workers can be seriously hurt in Long Island construction accidents
There is always a lot of construction happening on Long Island. Unfortunately, there are also far too many accidents that leave workers hurt. Common types of accidents and injuries include:
- Falls from heights – Workers can fall from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or elevated platforms. Injuries can include fractures, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries.
- Struck by objects – Workers are hit by falling tools, materials, or equipment. They can suffer head injuries, fractures, lacerations, and internal injuries.
- Caught in/between – Workers can be trapped between heavy machinery, equipment, or collapsing structures. As a result, they can suffer crush injuries, amputations, fractures, and internal injuries.
- Electrocution – If they make contact with live electrical wires or faulty equipment, workers can suffer burns, cardiac arrest, internal injuries, or nerve damage.
- Machinery accidents – Accidents involving construction machinery such as bulldozers, excavators, or forklifts can result in crush injuries, amputations, fractures, or lacerations.
- Trench collapses – The collapse of trenches or excavation sites can leave workers suffering from suffocation or with crush injuries and broken bones.
- Welding accidents – Accidents during welding or cutting operations can leave workers with burns, eye injuries, and respiratory problems.
- Crane accidents – Accidents involving cranes, including collapses or drops, can leave workers with broken bones or head injuries.
- Strains and overexertion – Muscle strains from lifting, pushing, or pulling heavy objects repeatedly can leave workers with muscle tears or back injuries.
- Chemical exposure – Exposure to hazardous chemicals or substances can result in burns, respiratory problems, skin irritations, and toxic reactions.
We investigate your accident to get the facts
Many initial workers’ compensation claims are denied. That’s why you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our firm can conduct an investigation to gather evidence and build a strong case for benefits. Depending on the situation, our legal team can:
- Visit the accident site to examine the conditions, take photographs, and gather information about the accident scene.
- Review accident reports filed by the employer, supervisor, or relevant authorities. These reports may provide valuable details about the cause of the accident.
- Interview witnesses who were present at the time of the accident.
- Review medical records to understand the extent of the injuries, the treatment received, and the impact on your ability to work.
Investigating your accident helps us determine the facts to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. In some cases, we also investigate for a third-party claim for additional compensation.
We're the Hard-Working Construction Injury Lawyers Long Island Workers Need
From lack of enough protective gear and OSHA safety violations to overall hazardous working conditions, any construction site accident can cause severe injuries. We have represented Long Islanders injured in defective heavy equipment accidents and scaffolding falls, as well as forklift accidents and building collapse accidents. If you were hurt on a construction site, or if you lost a loved one in a Long Island construction accident, we will pursue workers compensation benefits and wrongful death benefits for you. Call us toll-free at (631) 348-1668 in Suffolk County and (516) 742-3636 in Nassau County or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is personalized and confidential, and we're on your side.
500 Express Dr S
Brentwood, NY 11717
Our office is located right off I-495 in Brentwood, NY. From I-495 W, take exit 53 and follow Long Island Expressway North Service Road for about 2 miles, then take a left onto Commack Road and another left onto South Service Road. Follow South Service Road for about a mile and a half. Our office will be on your right.
666 Old Country Rd #605
Garden City, NY 11530
Our office is located right off Old Country Rd near Meadowbrook State Pkwy M1 Exit and Westbury Plaza. It is accessible by I-495 and the Northern State Pkwy. From I-495 take the Exit for Northern State Pkwy. Then take Exit 31A for Meadowbrook State Pkwy. Next, take Exit M1 for Old Country Rd W toward Mineola. Turn right onto Old Country Rd, then, almost immediately, take a left turn onto the Meadowbrook State Pkwy S ramp to Jones Beach. After several feet, turn right into our office's back parking lot.