The construction industry is known for being one of the most dangerous occupations, with some of the highest worker injury rates in the nation. General contractors, subcontractors, and workers all know about the risks of construction work, but it can be hard to control them in an environment where work conditions are constantly changing. New York construction laws hold owners and contractors strictly liable for various construction site accidents like slip and falls, scaffolding collapses, ladders shifting or toppling, or falling objects that can cause a worker injury.

There are special laws that protect construction workers who get hurt on the job, but they only protect you if you have a lawyer who knows how to use them for your benefit. If you have been injured while doing construction work, you may be entitled to significant monetary damages.

Are you a construction worker, or a family member of one, who was injured in a New York construction site accident? Construction companies, contractors, owners, etc. are required to protect their workers. The Industrial Code also contains thousands of specific rules that owners and contractors are supposed to abide by, but frequently do not. And when they don’t follow the rules, workers get hurt.

If they don’t follow the law, they should be held responsible. Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim or third-party liability in New York, New York is complicated. You could potentially hold negligent parties liable for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Injured construction workers have looked to our team for help for more than a decade. We’re passionate about helping New Yorkers get back on their feet after an accident—and we’re ready to turn your setback into a victory.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we like to talk to our clients in an open and honest way. We work on a contingency fee basis, so it is in our best interest to win your case and negotiate the best settlement possible. There are no upfront fees. We work for you; you do not work for us. This is just one of many reasons why we consistently rank among the top New York construction accident lawyers. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling construction accident cases.

Our promise to you is that we will put 110% effort into your case and fight for the rights and the compensation you are entitled to. We've assisted individuals just like you in overcoming tough situations like this that were no fault of their own. Give us a call at 877-941-2767.

Brandon J. Broderick, New York Construction Accident Lawyer, Turn Your Setback Into a Comeback

We know that construction accident injuries are often severe. Your life can quickly change in ways you never imagined—while medical bills start to pile up and you struggle to recover. In many cases, workers’ compensation isn’t enough to get by.

Experienced Negotiators and Trial Attorneys

The absence of a legal claim will prompt insurers to offer victims a settlement that hardly covers your needs. To make matters worse, the insurer may even decline to pay for some of the damages.

With Brandon J. Broderick as your construction accident lawyer, we will deal with any interactions with your employer or third party on your behalf and work diligently to secure the compensation you are due. If a settlement cannot be reached in negotiations, we will take your case to trial and we will win.

By your side

You can alleviate your worries while you recover from your injury because Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, will take over and manage everything related to your case. When you retain our services, our skilled legal team will fight for the compensation you are entitled to. We will use every effort to protect your rights and will stand by your side as you go through this challenging period.

Get a free consultation by contacting Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law. We will turn the situation into your favor, as we have with many of our past clients. Our successful track record speaks for itself.

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Knowing Your Rights After a New York Construction Accident

In America, the construction and building trades provide a living for millions of devoted men and women. From residential projects to commercial high-rises to government infrastructure projects, people in a range of different trades – including electricians, carpenters, iron workers, laborers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, and plumbers – support themselves and their families from these jobs that are so essential to our country’s growth and success.

Because these jobs are so important, New York has specific laws in place to safeguard construction and building workers. Construction workers who are injured at a New York job site oftentimes have multiple options for pursuing compensation for the losses they suffer:

  • A personal injury lawsuit may be filed to recover compensation for a worker’s pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, in accordance with the Labor Law of the State of New York.
  • Additionally, a construction worker who sustains an injury on the job may file a claim for workers' compensation benefits to help offset the cost of medical care and replace some of the income lost while recovering.
  • Depending on their age, injuries, and other circumstances, the worker may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if an accident on the job site renders them unable to work.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we handle all three of these claims and advocate on a daily basis on behalf of construction workers who sustain injuries in preventable accidents. For a free consultation, get in touch with us today.

I Had a Construction Accident; Can I File a Lawsuit?

Under Sections 240(1), 241(6), and/or 200 of the NY Labor Law, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit against the owner, general contractor, and other contractors or businesses in a personal injury lawsuit if you were hurt in a construction accident in New York, New York.

  • According to Labor Law 240(1), also known as the "Scaffold Law," certain workers may bring claims against general contractors, site owners, and their representatives for mishaps involving falls from heights (such as those involving ladder or scaffold falls), falling objects, and other gravity-related incidents. The law requires contractors, owners, and their agents in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning, or pointing of buildings or structures to provide ropes, irons, braces, pulleys, blocks, hangers, slings, ladders, stays, hoists, scaffolds, and other devices so as to provide proper protection to the workers employed on the site.
  • Workers may bring claims against contractors, owners, and their agents under Labor Law 241(6) if the New York State Industrial Code has been violated in a certain way. This rule frequently includes mishaps including slip and falls, slide and falls, electric shocks, unsafe machinery, some demolition mishaps, scaffold mishaps, crane mishaps, and several more mishaps.
  • Workers may bring legal action against companies under Labor Law 200 if they fail to offer enough protection to workers on construction sites. It resembles a case of negligence.

Workers' compensation benefits do not typically cover pain and suffering or fully compensate for additional damages, such as lost wages or benefits, making this information important for those who sustain injuries on construction sites.

It is important that you speak with a New York construction accident lawyer to determine whether you have a case because not all workplace accidents will allow injured workers to file a lawsuit.

What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled to Receive?

Damages refer to the categories of losses that can be claimed in a lawsuit seeking compensation. There are specific categories that you are allowed to seek in a lawsuit for a construction accident. They consist of:

  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Past and future lost wages/earnings and fringe benefits
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • In severe circumstances, punitive damages

Workers’ Compensation Coverage

If you sustain an injury while carrying out routine employment duties in New York, New York, you may be able to make a claim for workers' compensation. The advantages offered by workers' compensation may consist of:

  • Full coverage of medical costs
  • Death benefits
  • Partial compensation for lost wages

You are still eligible for workers' compensation benefits. even when there is negligence present, whether it was your fault or that of your employer.

Identifying Who Is Responsible for a Construction Accident

Liability is the first question that needs to be resolved by a lawyer managing your construction accident case. Liability is the matter of who is legally liable. Fortunately, New York's unique laws safeguarding construction workers offer avenues to hold owners, contractors, and their representatives accountable for the security and welfare of their employees while they are working on a project.

This is important because various types and quantities of insurance coverage held by owners, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, and other businesses operating on construction sites may affect your ability to receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

It might be challenging to determine precisely who needs to be held accountable for each given construction accident. It is advisable to leave your case in the hands of a skilled and competent New York construction accident attorney to make this determination.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we handle various construction accident claims and advocate on behalf of construction workers who sustain injuries in preventable accidents every day. For a free consultation, get in touch with us today.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a Construction Accident?

You have three years in New York, as well as the state of New York, from the time of your accident to initiate a personal injury claim against a private company or individual. To make a workers' compensation claim, you have two years. You have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a construction accident.

The time constraints are substantially shorter if your personal injury or wrongful death claim is against a municipal entity, and you will typically need to serve a Notice of Claim on the municipality within ninety (90) days of the accident.

In the immediate aftermath of an accident, these deadlines might seem far away, but you should always speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to learn the applicable statutes of limitations for your potential claim or lawsuit. To preserve evidence and start putting your claim for compensation together, legal work must be done right away. You will do better if you contact a reputable New York construction accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Types of Construction Accidents

We handle cases involving all kinds of construction accidents.

All forms of construction accident claims have been handled by our seasoned attorneys, including:

  • Building collapses
  • Cement and concrete burns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Commercial Cleaning accident
  • Construction site car accidents
  • Construction site trip-and-falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective or unsafe equipment
  • Demolition accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator accidents on construction sites
  • Eye injuries on construction sites
  • Falls from scaffolds and other heights
  • Faulty safety equipment
  • Forklift accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Hoist accidents
  • Ladder falls
  • Machinery accidents
  • Painting work accident
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Site debris accidents
  • Struck by falling objects
  • Toxic exposure
  • Trench collapse accidents
  • Weather-related construction accidents
  • Welding accidents
  • Window washing accidents

How Does the Third-Party Claims Process in Construction Accident Cases Work?

If you are harmed in an accident, you often give up the right to sue your employer for compensation in favor of workers’ compensation. Once you apply and begin receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you no longer have the right to bring forth a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, other parties who are not your employer may be liable for damages, such as:

  • Property Owners
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Tool/equipment manufacturers

It is necessary to establish negligence in order to hold these parties responsible. Your attorney's experience is essential to developing a compelling argument. Our team of lawyers have decades of experience assisting construction accident victims just like you.

Construction Jobs We Typically Represent

We are aware of the many risks that workers in various trades confront on the job site. Our New York construction accident lawyers represent the following clients:

  • Carpenters
  • Crane operators
  • Bricklayers
  • Drywall workers
  • Electricians
  • Forklift operators
  • Iron workers
  • Laborers
  • Maintenance workers
  • Masons
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Steeplejacks
  • Tunnel workers
  • Undocumented construction workers
  • Utility workers
  • Welders
  • Window washers

Call Brandon J. Broderick Now to Discuss Your Construction Accident

As a construction worker, you have certain rights afforded to you under New York law. Relying solely on your workers' compensation claim could jeopardize your injury claim. Let a New York construction accident lawyer help protect your rights.

Accidents on a construction site can hurt you, both physically and mentally, as well as your finances. This can cause you and your family a lot of stress and worry that isn't necessary. Wouldn't it be reassuring to have a reliable friend and advisor to advocate for you? Someone who is looking out for your best interests? Someone who has your best interests in mind?

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we value outstanding client service, compassion, and accomplishments. We are among New York's top construction accident lawyers because of this. You can rely on us to employ the best approach to ensure your quality of life. Our team of lawyers have decades of experience assisting construction accident victims just like you. We've helped them move past an injury brought on by someone else's negligence. For a free consultation, get in touch with us today.

Don't do it by yourself. We have offices throughout New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Rochester, and New Rochelle. Our construction accident lawyers will come to you wherever you are in New York. Call 877-740-7603

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