New York Construction Accident Attorneys
Get the Best Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction is one of the most dangerous professions. In fact, about 20% of workplace fatalities in 2019 were in the construction industry. New York Labor Laws were put into place to protect employees from working in unsafe conditions, but these laws can be complex and difficult to enforce without an expert attorney to help.
Construction Accident Attorneys in New York
At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., our New York construction accident attorneys believe that employees deserve the highest level of service and compassion after being injured on the job. With more than 70 years of legal practice, we have seen how workers are the backbone of New York. Construction workers are responsible for building the greatest city in the world — and we are proud to represent them when they need help after a worksite injury.
Whether your workplace injury was caused by an unavoidable accident, your employer’s negligence, or a third party, we can help you take steps to pursue financial compensation under the law. Our NY construction accident lawyers frequently assist workers who have suffered from:
- Injuries to construction workers – including crane collapses and scaffolding accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents and falling objects
- Accidents in factories and warehouses
- Injuries caused by explosions and fires
- Accidents caused by defective equipment and machinery
The construction accident attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers, & Thompson understand the ins and outs of New York’s Labor Laws, as well as the different issues involved in construction accidents.
We have experience in dealing with all sorts of construction accident cases in New York, and we make it our mission to ensure that you receive all the damages and benefits to which you are legally entitled.
Why Do You Need a Construction Attorney?
There are many complexities involved in workplace injury cases. As construction accident lawyers in New York, we know the laws of the city and are familiar with all the major players in court. We are aware of construction companies in the area that you might have worked for, and we know which judges will hear these cases fairly. We are also intimately familiar with New York Labor Laws and how to best fight for your rights and benefits. You must trust that only a local lawyer can help you get through your case safely and help you receive appropriate compensation for your damages.
Did You Know…?
- There were around 1000 fatal injuries in the construction and extraction industries in 2020. [BLS]
- 1 in 5 worker deaths in the United States in 2021 were construction workers. [OSHA]
- About 10 in every 1,000 injured construction workers suffer a fatal injury–one of the highest rates of fatal injuries among all industries. [BLS]
- Falls count for one third of construction fatalities. [CDC]
- 75% of fatal falls occur in construction companies with fewer than 20 employees. [CDC]
Construction Industry Hazards During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has added additional dangers to construction workers.
During the height of the pandemic, construction workers were five times more likely to end up in the hospital than workers in other industries.
Supply chain issues, pressure to complete projects within a timeline, sharing tools and equipment, and lack of appropriate protective gear against the spread of the virus contributed to greater risk when working in construction.
You Have Options. We’ll Help You Evaluate Them
If you were injured on the job, you might be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits for your medical expenses, related costs, and a percentage of your lost wages.
However, if workers’ compensation benefits are insufficient, you may have other options.
New York Labor Laws are unique because they allow certain construction accident victims to file lawsuits in addition to collecting workers’ compensation.
Pursuing the Compensation You Need
If you were injured, disabled, or became ill as a result of your job, it can have serious effects on your family and livelihood. There may be medical bills and lost wages while you recover from the injury. If there is partial or permanent disability, there will be expenses for extended medical care, as well as compensation for losing your livelihood.
New York has strong Labor Laws protecting the rights of injured workers. Work environments, and especially construction sites, have safety regulations mandated by both federal and state law. These regulations are put in place to keep individuals safe while at work, particularly in the case of construction accidents. However, even with these regulations in place, construction accidents in New York can occur due to the negligence of others.
Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P. can assist in the case of construction accidents and other work-related injuries. Our workplace injury lawyers are here to help victims and their families in this difficult situation.
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Get Help When You Need it with a Free Consultation
Your safety and protection are of the utmost importance. That’s why we offer free consultations. If you feel your injury was due to negligence or unsafe workplace conditions, we are happy to meet with you at your convenience so that we can best represent you and fight for your legal rights and benefits.
Ready to learn more about your rights after being injured on the job? Visit our work accident FAQ for the answers to some common questions, or contact us if you have questions that are specific to your situation. One of our experienced New York construction accident attorneys would love to meet with you at no charge, answer your questions, and help you evaluate your options.
Please call our office in Midtown Manhattan at 212-355-8000 or send us an email for a prompt response.