Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the country, with some of the highest rates of worker injury. Workers, general contractors, and subcontractors are all aware of the dangers associated with construction work, but it can be difficult to manage them in an environment where work conditions are constantly changing. Owners and contractors are held strictly liable under New York's construction laws for slip-and-fall accidents, scaffolding collapses, shifting or toppling ladders, and objects that fall and injure workers, such as slipping and falling, scaffolding collapses, shifting or toppling ladders, and falling objects.

Special laws exist to protect construction workers who are injured on the job, but only if you have an attorney who understands how to use them to your advantage. If you have been injured while performing construction work, you may be eligible for significant monetary compensation.

Are you a construction worker, or a family member of one, who has been injured in a Queens construction site accident? Construction companies, contractors, property owners, etc. must protect their workers. The Industrial Code also contains thousands of specific rules that owners and contractors are required to follow but frequently do not. And workers are injured when they do not follow the rules.

They should be held accountable if they violate the law. It is difficult to pursue a workers' compensation claim or third-party liability in Queens, New York. You may be able to hold negligent parties responsible for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more than a decade, injured construction workers have relied on our team for assistance. We are committed to helping New Yorkers recover from accidents, and we are prepared to be by your side and to help you through this difficult time.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we prefer to communicate openly and honestly with our clients. We are compensated on a contingency basis, so it is in our best interest to win your case and negotiate the best settlement possible. No upfront fees are required. This is just one of the numerous reasons why we consistently rank among the best Queens construction accident attorneys. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling construction accident cases.

Our commitment to you is that we will devote 100% of our efforts to your case and fight for your rights and compensation. We have aided others in your situation in overcoming adversity brought on by no fault of their own. Give us a call at 877-640-5611


We know that injuries sustained in construction accidents are often severe. As medical expenses mount and you struggle to recover, your life can rapidly transform in ways you never imagined. In many cases, workers' compensation is insufficient to cover basic needs.

Trial Attorneys and Skilled Negotiators

In the absence of a legal claim, insurers will provide victims with inadequate compensation. Adding insult to injury, the insurer may deny payment for a portion of the damages.

With Brandon J. Broderick as your construction accident attorney, we will handle any communications with your employer or a third party and work diligently to secure the compensation you are owed. If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, we will proceed to trial and win.

By Your Side

While you recover from your injury, Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, will manage and handle all aspects of your case, relieving you of any concerns. When you retain our services, our seasoned legal team will aggressively pursue the compensation to which you are entitled. We will make every effort to defend your legal rights and stand by your side during this difficult time.

Contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, for a complimentary consultation. As we have for many of our previous clients, we will turn the situation in your favor. We have a track record of success and have assisted numerous clients who have been in a situation similar to your own.


Millions of hardworking men and women in America make their livings in the construction and building trades. From residential projects to commercial high-rises to government infrastructure projects, a variety of tradespeople, such as electricians, carpenters, iron workers, laborers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, and plumbers, rely on these jobs to support themselves and their families.

New York has enacted specific laws to protect construction and building workers due to the importance of these occupations. When seeking compensation for their losses, construction workers who are injured in a Queens construction site accident frequently have multiple options.

  • In accordance with the Labor Law of the State of New York, a worker may file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
  • In addition, a construction worker who sustains an injury on the job may file a claim for workers' compensation benefits to help defray the cost of medical care and replace lost wages while recovering.
  • Depending on their age, injuries, and other factors, a worker may be eligible to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits if a workplace accident renders them unable to work.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we handle all three of these claims and advocate daily for construction workers injured in preventable accidents. Contact us immediately for a free consultation.


If you were injured in a construction accident in Queens, New York, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit under Sections 240(1), 241(6), and/or 200 of the NY Labor Law against the owner, general contractor, and other contractors or businesses.

  • According to Labor Law 240(1), also known as the "Scaffold Law," certain workers can file claims against general contractors, site owners, and their representatives for accidents involving falls from heights (such as ladder or scaffold falls), falling objects, and other gravity-related incidents. The law requires contractors, owners, and their agents to provide ropes, irons, braces, pulleys, blocks, hangers, slings, ladders, stays, hoists, and scaffolds for the protection of workers on the job site during the construction, demolition, repair, alteration, painting, cleaning, or pointing of buildings or structures.
  • If the New York State Industrial Code has been violated in a specific way, Labor Law 241(6) allows workers to file claims against contractors, owners, and their agents. This rule frequently includes accidents such as slip-and-falls, slide-and-falls, electric shocks, unsafe machinery, some demolition mishaps, scaffold and crane mishaps, and a number of other accidents. 
  • Under Labor Law 200, construction site employers who fail to provide adequate safety measures are liable to legal action from workers. It is comparable to negligence.

Typically, workers' compensation benefits do not cover pain and suffering or fully compensate for additional damages, such as lost wages or benefits, making this information crucial for construction site injury victims.

It is crucial that you consult with a Queens construction accident attorney to determine if you have a case, as not all workplace accidents allow injured employees to file a lawsuit.


Damages are the different types of losses that can be claimed in a lawsuit seeking compensation. There are certain categories of damages that may be sought in a construction accident lawsuit. These include:

  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Past and future lost wages/earnings and fringe benefits
  • Past and projected medical expenses
  • In extreme cases, punitive damages may be awarded.


If you are injured while performing routine work duties in Queens, New York, you may be able to file a workers' compensation claim. Workers' compensation benefits may include:

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

You are eligible for workers' compensation benefits despite the presence of negligence, regardless of whether you or your employer was at fault.


First and foremost, the attorney handling your construction accident case must determine liability. Liability is the question of who is legally responsible. Fortunately, New York's unique laws protecting construction workers provide avenues for holding owners, contractors, and their representatives accountable for the safety and well-being of their employees while they work on a project.

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

It may be difficult to determine who is responsible for a particular construction accident. To make this determination, it is recommended that you entrust your case to a skilled and competent Queens construction accident attorney.

Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, handles a variety of construction accident claims and advocates on behalf of construction workers who are injured daily in preventable accidents. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.


In Queens and the state of New York, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a private company or individual. Two years are allotted for filing a workers' compensation claim. If a family member is killed in a construction accident, you have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.

You must typically serve a Notice of Claim on the municipality within ninety (90) days of the accident if you are bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a municipal entity.

In the immediate aftermath of an accident, these deadlines may seem distant; however, you should always consult a lawyer as soon as possible to learn the applicable statutes of limitations for your potential claim or lawsuit. Immediate legal work is required to preserve evidence and initiate the compensation claim preparation process. As soon as possible, you should contact a reputable New York construction accident attorney, such as Brandon J. Broderick.


We represent clients involved in all types of construction accidents.

Our experienced attorneys have dealt with all types of construction accident claims, 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


If you are injured in an accident, you frequently forego the right to sue your employer for compensation in favor of workers' compensation. Once you apply for and begin receiving workers' compensation benefits, you lose the right to file a personal injury claim against your employer. However, parties other than your employer may be liable for damages, including the following:

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

To hold these parties accountable, negligence must be established. The experience of your attorney is critical to developing a compelling argument. Our team of construction accident attorneys have decades of experience assisting construction accident victims just like you.


We are aware of the numerous dangers that workers in various trades face on the job. The following clients are represented by our Queens, New York, construction accident attorneys:

  • 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


New York law provides you with certain protections as a construction worker. Your injury claim could be jeopardized by relying solely on your workers' compensation claim. Allow a Queens construction accident attorney at Brandon J. Broderick to assist you in defending your legal rights.

Construction site accidents can negatively affect your physical and mental health, as well as your finances. This can unnecessarily cause you and your family a great deal of stress and anxiety. Wouldn't it be reassuring to have a dependable friend and advisor fighting on your behalf? Someone who has your best interests in mind during this difficult time. 

We know that during this time the last thing you want to spend time doing is researching an attorney. Our attorneys have stood by the side of Queens, New York, construction workers for decades. We will do everything in our power to fight for you and make sure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. We have helped many construction workers move past an injury brought on by someone else's negligence, and we will do the same for you. For a free consultation, get in touch with us today.

We have offices in numerous New York locations, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Rochester, and New Rochelle. Wherever you are in New York, our construction accident attorneys will travel to you. Call 877-640-5611

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