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Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction Job Injury in Manhattan Demands a Tough, Relentless Personal Injury Attorney

As a long-established workers compensation law firm that’s been helping injured New York construction workers for more than 90 years, we know that every carpenter, crane operator, tunnel digger, utility worker, mechanic, painter, foreman, electrician and plumber is at risk on the job, every single day. Laborers make up a large proportion of workplace injuries and illnesses throughout the country. With all the building projects going on here in Manhattan, we get calls from injured construction workers more than any other type of employee.

Construction sites can be dangerous. Workers fall from scaffolding or ladders, are struck by heavy equipment, or are trapped in a trench collapse. They face the risk of fires and explosions, electrocution, and structural collapses. When construction workers are hurt on the job, we are ready to help.

Aggressive Manhattan Construction Injury Lawyers Who Will Fight For Your Workers Comp Benefits

At the Law Offices of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, we know how devastating construction accidents can be, for both workers and their dependents. We also know workers compensation law and the New York scaffolding law, and are well aware that insurance companies downplay construction site injuries. Building site accidents are capable of causing spinal cord injury, coma, paralysis and traumatic brain injury, and injured construction workers need relentless legal representation. That's us.

We understand the impact that injuries from an accident can have on workers and their families. They can be affected physically, emotionally, and financially. Our firm is dedicated to making sure injured workers get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve during this difficult time.

If the negligent action of a third party caused the accident that left you injured, we can also help you pursue legal action for additional compensation. Potential negligent third parties can include contractors, property owners, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and delivery drivers.

We fight for injured construction workers

When construction workers are hurt on the job, they deserve workers’ compensation benefits that will cover their medical expenses and provide partial lost wages. But workers' compensation claims involving construction accidents can be denied for different reasons. These include:

  • Failure to report the accident in a timely manner – Workers’ compensation claims have strict deadlines for reporting accidents and injuries.
  • Lack of supporting evidence – The insurance company may argue there was insufficient or incomplete documentation, such as medical records, accident reports, and witness statements.
  • Pre-existing conditions or injuries – Insurance companies may argue that the injuries were not solely caused by the construction accident but were pre-existing or resulted from other factors.
  • Disputes over the extent of injuries – Insurance companies may dispute the severity or extent of the injuries, claiming they are not as bad as reported.
  • The worker was engaged in misconduct – A claim may be denied because the insurance company says the worker was intoxicated, fighting, or engaging in other behavior not related to work duties.
  • Disputes over employment status – Insurance companies may argue that the injured worker was not an employee or that they were an independent contractor.
  • Failure to seek timely medical treatment – Delayed or inadequate medical treatment may be used as a reason to deny a claim.
  • Missed deadlines – Failing to meet specific deadlines for filing and appealing can result in a claim denial.

Overcoming these challenges requires the experience and knowledge of a workers' compensation attorney who handles claims involving construction accidents. Our firm can gather evidence, help you navigate the claims process, negotiate with insurance companies, and appeal denials to ensure injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to.

We're the Diligent, Trusted Manhattan Legal Team You Want at Your Side

Hazardous OSHA safety violations, inadequate protective gear and dangerous conditions can all result in a broad range of injuries, from power tool accidents and falls from scaffolding to welding accidents, broken bones and hearing and vision loss. If you were injured on a construction site accident injury, or if you lost a loved one in a construction zone wrongful death, we can help you pursue workers compensation benefits and wrongful death benefits. Call us toll-free at (212) 341-7900 or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is personalized and confidential, and we're on your side.

551 5th Avenue
Suite 520
New York, NY 10176
(212) 341-7900


By Car: Take 5th Avenue four blocks south of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Our office is between 45th and 46th Street.

By Train: Take the 7 to 5th Avenue; or the B, D, F,  or M to 47-50 Streets - Rockefeller Center.