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HVAC Accident Lawyer in New York City

We're Here To Help If You've Been Hurt On The Job

If you suffered an injury on the job, in New York City, or the surrounding areas our team of accident lawyers may be able to help you.

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HVAC Accident Attorney

We Have More Than 25 Years Experience Defending Accident Victims

You might not think of an HVAC installation and demolitions, as high-risk work, particularly when compared to other facets of the construction industry. You might be surprised to learn that HVAC installers can suffer severe, even fatal, injuries on the job. The installation of a new HVAC system can involve working on roofs, ladders and scaffolds.  Similarly demolition work involves the same height related risks. Proper safety equipment is required.

Depending on the details of the specific installation or demolition work, New York and federal law might require certain safety equipment and protocols. If your employer, the contractor, or the building owner failed to meet their legal obligations, you may have a lawsuit for personal injuries, pain and suffering in addition to your claim for Workers Compensation.  If you suffered an injury on the job, in New York City, or the surrounding areas our team of accident lawyers may be able to help you. You can get a free case review by calling us at 718-993-9999 today.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.

We are happy to meet with you at our office, the hospital, your home, or some other convenient location. We understand that it can be difficult to get around after a work injury. We can talk with you about your case and evaluate whether you might be eligible to file a civil lawsuit for damages.

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How HVAC Workers Can Get Hurt on the Job

Installing an HVAC system requires people to work together as a unit, as well as proper and safe ladders, scaffolds and other safety equipment.   One weak link in this chain can cause a coworker to get hurt. The same goes for demolition where the system is being taken down and a worker can be exposed to significant risk.  Here are a few examples of ways that HVAC installers and demolition workers can get hurt on the job:

  • Falls from Ladders & Scaffolds.  Installation or demolition of an HVAC system requires workers to work at elevated heights.  Improperly braced or maintained ladders and scaffolds can fail or fall over and cause injury to the worker.
  • Falls from Roofs & Buildings.  When exposed to fall hazards, such as roofs and sides of buildings, workers should be provided with safety harnesses, lanyards and lifelines to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Struck by falling equipment.  Heavy units may require a crane to raise and lower the HVAC system into place.  Failure of to properly secure the unit could result in it falling and striking the installer.
  • Struck by duct work:  Taking down duct work requires proper planning and safety equipment.  A piece of duct work that unexpectedly falls can strike a ladder or worker causing a fall and injury.
  • Electrocution. Since HVAC equipment connects to the electrical system of the building, installers can be electrocuted if proper wiring is not maintained.  The victim can end up with extensive burns or even worse, the loss of life.
  • Support Frame Collapse. HVAC units are heavy. If the support frame is insufficient for the weight, the material can collapse, sending the workers plummeting downward.

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When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

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After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? Read our full article here.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
NYC HVAC Accident Attorney

Understand Your Rights After An Accident

Regardless of the type of injury you suffered, we will do the following for you:

  • Find the responsible  parties
  • Gather evidence to establish liability
  • Fight for the compensation you deserve
  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Represent you from the very beginning until the case is finished by settlement or trial.

Damages for HVAC Accidents in New York City

If your employer, the contractor, owner, or someone else caused or contributed to your accident by failure to comply with the law, we can go after compensation for your losses. An HVAC installer, demolition,  accident lawyer in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens will investigate your accident and find potential defendants who might be liable.

The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the unique facts of your case. Every situation is different. Here are some of the common types of damages in HVAC injury accidents:

  • Lost wages, because of the accident and recuperation time.
  • Diminished earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from being able to make as much money after the accident as you could before.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Lost union benefits, money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries, money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries
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