The construction industry is dangerous, and workers continuously have to deal with hazardous conditions and the risks of suffering serious injuries. Because of this, there are laws, rules, regulations, codes, and guidelines in place to protect workers. Unfortunately, these protective measures are not always followed and injuries do occur.
Hecht & Hecht, LLP, has extensive personal injury law experience handling construction accident cases in New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, Manhattan) and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties. We help workers get fair and adequate compensation when they have been injured. We can help. Call us to find out how.
For a free initial consultation regarding your construction accident injury, please contact our office at 212.226.2400.
New York Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction workers are injured on dangerous work sites in a number of ways:
- Scaffolding accidents / ladder accidents
- Window washer accidents
- Failure of adequate protection
- Falls from elevated work sites
- Respiratory damage
- Broken equipment
- Unsafe construction sites
- Being struck by construction machinery
- Slip-and-falls on uneven walkways
New York’s laws are tough on the construction injury. For example, if an employee is injured because of a fall from an elevated height while working, the owner of the site or its contractors may be strictly liable. Similar laws exist to protect window washers who have been injured. Statutes protect construction workers because of the inherent danger involved in their jobs.
Take advantage of the laws that are there for your protection. Our firm’s attorneys are knowledgeable in construction law, and we are able to move your injury claim as quickly as possible so that yu can get moving on with your life. We strive to help clients understand how New York’s labor laws may apply to their cases.
Unfortunately, construction accidents can be fatal. Our firm represents surviving family members and loved ones in wrongful death lawsuits that may be filed in order to seek justice and compensation for the loss.
Find out more about third-party liability in workplace accident cases.
The Help You Need, When You Need It
Legal problems can often leave a person feeling powerless. Hiring a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney can help you regain control over your life. Contact our office by phone at 212.226.2400 to arrange for your free initial consultation.