NYC Construction Accident Attorney

Construction Site Injury

Experienced NY Construction Accident Lawyer 

Whether it's new construction, demolition or a renovation, a construction site can be an extremely dangerous place to work. Construction workers need to watch out for falling objects, be aware of moving hazards and avoid debris while doing their jobs.  These hard working men and women are scarcely in a position to protect themselves from an accident.  Workers are rarely in control of the work site, and they often work for subcontractors or trades hired by the property owner or general contractor.  

New York State enacted certain laws to protect the rights of workers.  When the unexpected happens, you should contact construction accident lawyer Arthur Tisi at (917) 887-5343 to see if you may be entitled to more than just Worker's Compensation.

Failed Safety Devices?  No Safety Devices?

Many construction workers earn their living working on a ladder or a scaffold, and an unlucky few are sometimes injured when the ladder or scaffold collapses.  Falls from these devices can be catastrophic and prevent you from earning a living.  Sometimes these accidents happen due to someone else's negligence: because the ladder or scaffold was defective, the scaffold wasn't properly erected,  the ladder wasn't secured, safety equipment was inadequate, an appropriate scaffold or ladder wasn't provided, or other reasons. 

If your ladder fell or you fell from a scaffold, New York Labor Law Section 240(1) may apply to you.  The legislative intent behind Section 240(1) was to protect workers by placing the ultimate responsibility for safety where it actually belongs: on the owners and general contractors instead of the workers.  Therefore, Section 240(1) of the Labor Law imposes a non-delegable duty on an owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work and absolute liability on the owner and general contractor for breach of that duty.

Falling Objects at Construction Sites

Falling objects are another commonly encountered hazard on job sites in the Bronx and Brooklyn.  The impact of the smallest tool can cause severe head and brain injuries, or even death.  Ceiling collapses, crane accidents, falling tools or loose tiles are also a danger. Falling object injuries can range from mild to disabling. In some instances, a ceiling collapse can result in death.  Labor Law Section 240(1) may apply to these cases as well.

New York City Construction Accidents

Debris left at the job site, or uncovered holes or unprotected shafts, can lead to devastating trips or falls.  Use of chemicals, cleaners or solvents without the proper protection may lead to disfiguring burns and scars.  Labor Law section 241(1) states that all areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.   Even if you did not fall from a ladder or scaffold, you may still be entitled to more than Workers' Compensation.  Tell me about your accident.

When you experience an injury, everything can change.  You need a New York construction accident lawyer with experience in the Bronx and in Brooklyn on your side so you can focus on recovering, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and worrying about your court case.

No attorney's fees unless successful.

Manhattan office easily accessible by car and subway from Brooklyn or The Bronx.

Call or text 917-887-5343 for a FREE consultation.

Cases are subject to strict time limitations so if you believe you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of others, you should contact New York construction accident attorney Arthur Tisi immediately.

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