New York City Construction Accidents
Were you injured on the job?
Working on a construction site in New York is one of the most dangerous ways to earn a living. Every day, construction workers face dangers while working around and with scaffolding, ladders, power tools, trenches, forklifts, power machinery, conveyors, cranes and other dangerous equipment. Even with all the safety rules in place, there are frequent serious injury accidents that take place, as well as
fatal cases. We have extensive knowledge and experience in all types of construction accidents as well as New York State
labor law. We represent clients who have suffered an injury in
scaffolding accidents and other serious injury cases.
When faulty scaffolding collapses, the worker can suffer fractures, brain damage and other serious injuries; those that are using ladders that tip, are defective, unsecured or are hit by falling objects can have their lives forever changed in an instant. Explosions, tool malfunctions, cave-ins and demolition operations can lead to disfigurement, permanent disability or long term medical conditions that require extensive care and treatment, sometimes for the remaining lifetime of the victim. Any construction accident case should be addressed by a high quality and proven attorney from Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C..
The attorneys at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. are happy to provide our clients with the strong legal counsel of experienced trial lawyers and litigators. Our firm serves individuals in the New York City area who have suffered physical and emotional trauma following a construction accident. If you have been injured in any of the following areas, we strongly encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible to begin building a strong defense case to obtain just compensation. Just some of the different cases we can help with are:
Heavy falling debris and large machinery can cause painful crush-related accidents. These injuries often result in broken bones and fractures, organ damage and sometimes even death.
With all the various types of equipment that construction workers use every day, it is important to make sure they are functioning properly. Poorly operating equipment can be dangerous and result in injuries and death.
If you were working on a jobsite that was kept unsafe because of a negligent employer or site manager and you were injured, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Hammers, saws, welding equipment, nail guns...all of these tools are incredibly useful on a construction site, but can be equally as dangerous if they are defective. If you have been injured, you can file a lawsuit.
Employers are responsible for maintaining a safe workplace for their employees. If an employer has been negligent in safety inspections, training or other massive oversight, it is important you contact an attorney.
Explosions & Fires
Were you injured by an explosion or fire? You may have sustained lifelong injuries such as scars and burns. Was a loved one you know killed by an explosion or fire? You deserve compensation, contact us today.
Because of the tall heights that most jobsites entail, gravity can play a dangerous role. Heavy equipment, falling objects and loose tools can create a serious hazard for injuries to construction workers.
Fatal Construction Accidents
Are you suffering grief following a death of a loved one because of a negligent employer? If you know someone who has died after a fatal construction accident, it is important you contact us immediately.
Forklifts can be dangerous. You must obtain a forklift operator's license to drive one and receive adequate training. If you are suffering from injuries from a forklift, you can receive compensation.
Injuries from Power Machines
Bulldozers, tractors, cranes and other types of machinery can cause huge accidents if not handled properly. If you were injured because of a power machine, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Jobsite Trucking Accidents
Poorly loaded truck beds and negligent drivers can cause huge accidents to not only the drivers themselves, but anyone unfortunate enough to be standing near a truck. If you have been hurt, contact our firm today.
There is a proper way to handle handles, climb ladders and store ladders. If your jobsite did not provide training for ladder etiquette and you were hurt, you may be eligible to receive damages for your injuries.
Nail Gun Accidents
Nails are launched at high speeds from these spring-operated tools. Faulty manufacturing, improper training and negligent workers can cause extreme injuries to themselves and those around them.
New York Labor Law
The state of New York strictly enforces labor standards that govern wages, hours of labor, farm labor and payment schedules. If your workplace is in violation of the labor law, contact our firm for representation.
OSHA outlines strict guidelines for scaffolding and scaffolding safety. If you have been injured because of faulty scaffolding, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Tractors are huge pieces of machinery that play a vital role in completing a construction site, however, sharp blades and poor handling can result in serious injuries to workers.
Table saws, water saws and defective saws can cause serious accidents. Lacerations and amputations are common when a guard is stuck or a saw becomes jammed. If you have been injured, contact our firm.
Help for Victims of Construction Accidents
Those who work in this industry are protected under New York Labor Law section 200, 240 and 241. You or your loved one is protected from dangerous or unsafe working conditions. There are potential remedies available to injured victims beyond workers' compensation in many cases. It is often possible to file a suit against property owners, general contractors or other third parties that contributed to the injury or death. Our legal team can evaluate your case to determine how to proceed in seeking compensation for the injuries and other damages suffered in a construction accident case.
Whether your injuries are the result of a defective ladder, collapsed scaffold, trench, equipment failure or other dangerous situation, you have protection under state law. New York Labor Law section 240 provides for special protection for workers who have fallen victim to what is termed "gravity-related accidents". These are cases in which a fall occurs through an unguarded floor opening, ladder or scaffolding. It can also be applied in cases in which a worker is injured by falling debris, tools or other items.
Those who have suffered a serious injury in a construction accident, or the close families of those who have lost their lives have the right to seek compensation for damages through a civil claim against the liable parties in many cases. Our firm is very experienced in New York labor law and will evaluate your specific case and advise you what legal action can be taken on your behalf. We are aggressive in pursuing compensation for our injured clients or the families of those who have lost their lives in construction accident cases. We are available to discuss your case 24/7.