Accidents Related to Erecting a Building
Construction Injury Lawyers Helping Victims in Queens, the Bronx, and Elsewhere in New York City
The nature of erecting large buildings gives rise to certain dangers. Machinery, girders, and large vehicles present hazards on a construction site. If you or someone in your family was injured in a construction accident related to erecting a building, we encourage you to discuss your situation with our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers. We can help you understand and assert your rights. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have assisted many New York City workers with getting compensation for their harm through the New York Labor Law, and we can help you as well.
Accidents Related to Erecting a Building Often Cause Serious Harm
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, out of 4,379 worker deaths in the private sector in 2015, 937 (21.4 percent or about one in five) were in construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there were a total of 74 fatal work injuries in 2015 in New York City. Property owners and contractors must take the safety of their workers seriously at all times. Failing to do so can put a worker at risk of serious injuries or even death. Accidents related to erecting a building can happen in a number of ways, including:
- Falls from heights or scaffolding;
- Workers being struck by objects, such as falling debris or materials;
- Electrocutions by exposed wiring or unfinished electrical systems;
- Slip and falls caused by stray materials or other hazards;
- Machinery accidents caused by improper operation;
When workers are injured in accidents related to erecting a building, they often think that they have no recourse other than workers’ compensation. This is often not true. The New York Labor Law protects construction workers and those in construction-related trades, such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, demolition workers, asbestos handlers, painters, helpers and others. Sections 200, 240, and 241 offer construction workers certain rights to recover compensation, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. These cases are pursued in civil court rather than through the administrative procedures of workers’ compensation.
Consult an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer in the Bronx or Queens
If you have been involved in a construction accident related to erecting a building, our diligent workplace injury lawyers are ready to advocate for you. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we provide detail-oriented and compassionate representation throughout the entire legal process. We keep an open line of communication to our clients so that they are aware of the status of their case. For Spanish-speaking clients, you should know that members of our team can discuss your case with you in Spanish. We serve victims of construction accidents in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For a free appointment to discuss your legal rights and options, call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact us [link to contact page] online. We will treat you with the same care that we would want to receive if we were in your situation.