Injured In A Construction Site Accident?

By some miracle, no one was killed when a giant air conditioner unit fell four stories while being hoisted by a crane in Manhattan. But that recent near miss illustrates the serious dangers of construction sites for workers and the general public.

The Brooklyn personal injury attorneys of Friedman Sanchez, LLP, represent construction workers and passersby injured in construction zones through negligence or willful disregard of safety measures. We have recovered construction accident verdicts and settlements for clients from all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island.

You may have grounds for a lawsuit in addition to your workers' compensation claim. Call us today at 347-934-9216 for a free consultation.

Construction Accidents In Brooklyn And The NYC Area

Our accomplished trial lawyers have handled many construction-related accidents over the past 20-plus years, including significant recoveries for a construction worker who fell off a pickup truck and for another employee who was badly hurt when he fell into an excavation hole.

Although employees cannot generally sue their employers, New York's Labor Law and other statutes allow construction workers to bring suit against the building owner, general contractor, other subcontractors or third parties such as equipment manufacturers.

We handle all types of construction site injuries:

  • Crane accidents and heavy equipment accidents
  • Building collapse and excavation cave-ins
  • Falls from scaffolding or ladders
  • Falls from roofs and other heights
  • Fires and explosions
  • Electrical shock injuries
  • Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls
  • Falling objects
  • Machinery accidents
  • Failure of harnesses and safety equipment

Property owners and contractors can be held responsible for negligent acts, tripping hazards, code violations, failure to provide personal protection equipment and other unsafe conditions contributing to construction zone accidents. A personal injury lawsuit may provide damages above and beyond workers' comp benefits, including loss of projected earnings and damages for pain and suffering.

Undocumented Workers Have Injury Rights!
Many construction companies employ day laborers who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Such workers are often paid off the books (at lower wages) and given the most dangerous jobs because employers know they are unlikely to complain or file claims. Non-citizens are covered under the Labor Law for their injuries and lost wages, without risk of being deported. Our staff speaks Spanish and has long provided legal counsel to the Hispanic community. We will protect your rights and pursue your claims!

We Know How To Leverage The Law In Your Favor

We handle the workers' compensation claim as well as any Labor Law or third-party lawsuits, working closely with clients and families to ensure they are fully compensated for the long-term harm.

Call our Brooklyn office at 347-934-9216 for a free consultation, or contact us online. We welcome clients from Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island. Se habla español.