NYC Construction Accident Lawyer
A law firm that knows how to build strong cases
Anyone who has ever been on a construction site knows how important safety is. Nowhere is that truer than in New York City, where it seems like there's construction on every corner. If you've been injured on a construction site, you need an experienced NYC construction accident attorney fighting for your legal rights. That's why you need to contact Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP.
We help injured New York construction workers who have been hurt in all the following types of accidents and more:
- Falls from heights (including claims under the "scaffolding law," Labor Law 240)
- Trip and falls
- Machinery accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Concussions and brain injuries
- Crane accidents
- Falling objects
- Construction vehicle accidents
Some people write off construction accidents as natural consequences of a dangerous job, but the reality is that most are preventable. Construction companies, architects, site owners, and equipment manufacturers need to put construction workers’ safety ahead of profits. When sites become cluttered with trip hazards, protective equipment isn’t used properly, or equipment malfunctions, lives can be changed forever – or lost. That’s why New York law provides recourse for injured workers and their families.
Know your rights as an injured construction worker
New York law is clear: if you're hurt on the job, you get workers' comp, regardless of fault. Workers' compensation is supposed to pay for the full cost of your medical treatment as well as partial wage replacement if you can't work due to an injury. If you have a permanent injury to certain parts of the body, then you are eligible for loss of use benefits as well.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may also have a third-party claim against someone other than your employer, such as a subcontractor, property owner, or manufacturer of defective equipment. Third-party claims are especially common in New York City because many projects happen at height and the "scaffolding law" (Labor Law 240) places strict liability on property owners in the event of a gravity-related accident. A third-party construction accident lawsuit can compensate you for losses not covered by workers’ comp, like pain and suffering or excess wage loss.
Why you need an experienced NYC construction accident attorney
Construction accident claims are often high-stakes cases. Your employer or their insurance company may dispute whether your injury was really work-related, using the chaotic environment of the construction site as cover to cast doubt on your claim. They may argue that a certain treatment you need isn’t necessary or that you have a pre-existing condition.
That’s why you need a lawyer with a winning track record for New York construction workers. We understand the laws that apply to construction accident claims and know how to investigate to build a strong case. Whether you have a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party claim, or both, we will move your case forward and protect your rights while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life.
It's important to take immediate action so that we can start investigating and get your claim in motion right away. Evidence disappears quickly on a construction site. Witnesses' memories fade. The sooner we can get to work, the better. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an NYC construction accident lawyer. You can come to any of our five offices in the city, or we can come to you.
Our New York City Offices
551 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10176
180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
2053 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
1775 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10453
118-35 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375