Construction is one of the most dangerous industries--in fact, construction fatalities increased by 6% in 2019 to the highest they’ve been in over ten years! Considering construction sites remain unfinished longer than usual due to material shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is more opportunity for negligence and injury.

Construction Law

Accident attorneys at our Brooklyn firm know that the construction industry consistently has the highest number of fatal work injuries, stemming from use of cranes, forklifts, scaffolding, and other necessary construction equipment. These injuries can be life-altering and cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills, therapies, lost wages, and other damages.

Though New York Labor Laws are in place to protect construction workers, compensation issues can be complex. You want an attorney who has extensive experience obtaining compensation for workplace accident clients. Our principal area of practice is civil litigation, chiefly personal injury, construction injuries, and medical malpractice. As a result of our focus in this area in New York, construction injury lawyers at our firm often act as counsel to other attorneys in personal injury matters.

Complex Construction Accidents

With complex equipment and conditions like extreme heights, a construction site presents a broad range of hazards for injury like falls from great heights, electrical shock, burns, explosions, heavy equipment injury, and crushed or even severed limbs. In fact, in 2008, in the span of three months, three construction workers were killed in two huge crane accidents.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has extensive construction site safety standards that include 430 sections and subsections in order to prevent devastating injuries and accidental deaths. These standards include appropriate and prominent warning signs, safety barriers, and employee training. Still, even with precautions in place, accidents still happen when they shouldn’t. If you suffer injury in any construction accidents in NYC, contact experienced Brooklyn construction accident attorneys.

Construction Worksite Injuries

Construction sites are dangerous and require strict safety standards. Even so, accidents can happen, and they can be devastating and even deadly. Construction site injuries involving falling debris, structural collapse, lifting equipment failure (including forklift injuries), faulty machinery, defective construction tools, failures of a scaffold, trench collapses, ladder falls, fires, electric shock, compressed gas accidents, welding mishap, and more.

Our experienced attorneys are committed to working diligently on client lawsuits from beginning to end, with a goal of achieving the best compensation results. Over the years, we have recovered more than $500 million for our clients. We assist clients in obtaining compensation for a wide range of personal injuries, including back injuries, brain injury, head trauma, spinal injury, accidental amputation, electrocution, electric shock, and wrongful death. We aggressively pursue your need for damage compensation due to workplace injury.

Worksite Accidents

Employers must provide a safe work environment for employees under both federal and local laws. Still, accidents happen that lead to severe injuries. The top cause of worksite injuries in NYC is falls—whether from a roof, ladder, scaffolding, down an elevator shaft, or from a crane. Since 65 percent of construction workers frequently use scaffolding, about 2.3 million workers are at risk. Other worksite hazards include burns, electrocution, power tool injuries, heavy equipment accidents, falling debris, and toxic exposure. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in New York alone in 2019, there were over 140k worksite accidents.

Besides emotional stress, a significant workplace injury can result in lost wages, significant medical bills, and a tangle of legal issues that include proving liability and determining and obtaining adequate compensation. If you or a loved suffered injury in a worksite accident or fatality, you need the help of experienced Brooklyn worksite injury lawyers to protect your rights. For NYC machinery worksite accidents, crane accidents, or other worksite accidents—whether you’re a contractor, an hourly employee, salaried, or a worksite visitor or passerby—contact the Brooklyn law offices at 718-858-3100. Put our experienced construction worksite accident attorneys to work for you.

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The personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Chase, LLP. in Brooklyn, New York represents clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.