Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer
Injured in a New York Construction Accident?
Our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices are skilled at winning settlements for victims injured at a construction or job site. We protect both construction workers and bystanders who fall victim to the dangers of New York City’s many construction sites.
Construction sites are among the country’s most hazardous workplaces, resulting in tens of thousands of injuries annually.
Workers and bystanders are exposed daily to:
- Unsafe heights
- Faulty ladders
- Improperly set up cranes and lifts
- Sharp or falling objects
- Dangerous heavy machinery
- Live wires
- Unstable structures
Laws and regulations designed to protect construction workers and others injured on construction sites fall into multiple categories including labor law, personal injury law, and workers’ compensation law. Not every personal injury attorney is aware of the complex nature of these laws. If you have been injured on a construction site, it is extremely important to have a knowledgeable, experienced, and aggressive New York construction accident attorney to help you win the settlement you deserve.
Injured? Call us at (718) 690-3132 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Why You Need a Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured on a jobsite, you need an experienced New York construction accident lawyer to help you win your case. Contractors and developers are represented by insurance company defense lawyers whose job is to deny or shift blame away from their clients. Victims who are without lawyers capable of standing up to the insurance company’s counsel are often unaware of the recovery they are entitled to obtain for their pain and suffering and may also be forced back to work while they are still injured. You will need an even more experienced New York construction accident attorney in order to win your case against them. You cannot risk handing your claim alone. We can handle every aspect of your case from investigation to litigation. For more than 20 years, Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices has been winning New York construction accident cases.
Notable victories include:
- $5.75 million dollars for a demolition worker who severely injured his spine when he fell from a ladder
- $2.5 million dollars for a worker who sustained head injuries when he fell from an unprotected wall
- $2 million dollars from a steamfitter who fell from unprotected machinery
- $1.5 million dollars for a bricklayer who hit his back when his scaffolding broke and when happening
- Nearly $1 million dollars for a roofer injured in a fall
Representing Workers Injured in Crane Accidents
Crane accidents can be devastating and often necessitate expensive and long-term medical care. From a legal perspective, accidents on construction sites can be complicated. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys are excellent at navigating the intersections of workers’ compensation, labor, and accident law, and excel at identifying the responsible parties and bringing them to justice.
Unlike most job site accidents, crane injuries are not always caused by the negligence of a contractor or employer. Equipment manufacturers are sometimes at fault, as are the parties responsible for installing, setting up, inspecting, operating, maintaining, and supplying the cranes. We will investigate the accident and determine who is liable before vital evidence can be lost or destroyed. Victims are often entitled to far more substantial benefits if all the responsible parties are brought to justice.
The cranes used on New York construction sites weigh many thousands of tons and can tower over a hundred feet into the air. Crane loads can weigh as much as 20 tons, and any accident involving a crane is likely to be catastrophic, causing death, head and brain injury, spinal cord damage and paralysis, fractured bones, and other devastating injuries. Survivors are often unable ever to work again or provide for their families.
Common causes of crane accidents include:
- Crane collapse
- Improper setup during the “jumping” phase
- Contact with overhead power lines
- The crane load strikes a worker or passerby
- Inappropriate operation of the crane
Also Handling Scaffolding and Ladder Accidents
If you or a family member has been injured in a scaffold or ladder accident in New York City, you need a top-notch lawyer in your corner, fighting for proper compensation for your injuries. Injuries sustained in scaffolding and ladder accidents and height-related falls are often devastating. Many times the failure to provide proper scaffolding and harnesses causes a severe injury.
Scaffolding accidents can lead to:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The physical and emotional trauma can require extensive, sometimes lifelong medical treatment including surgery, hospitalization, home care, and rehabilitation. The healthcare costs can be tremendous, and injuries may prevent the victim from working again, causing, even more, financial difficulties. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices have a long track record of winning substantial case results for clients.
We investigate every accident, finding the parties at fault, whether it’s the developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, or equipment manufacturers who are responsible. Ladder and scaffolding accidents can be caused by deficient guardrails, side brackets, locking pins, and motors.
In some cases, employers fail to provide proper training and supervision, or even harnesses and other crucial safety equipment. Ladders are often inadequate, broken, missing rungs, have defective feet, or are unsuitable for the job. Sadly, many accidents could have been prevented by proper preparation and planning. Once an accident does occur, it’s vital that the victims have the help of an experienced New York scaffolding and ladder lawyer who understands the laws, the roles of the different parties involved, and how to overcome the techniques employed by insurance companies to deny victims their just compensation.
Seek the Help of Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices
Often after a construction accident, it is the owner, developer, or general contractor who should bear much of the responsibility for the unsafe work conditions.
Also, in many instances, there are others that can be held accountable as well:
- Management companies
- Drywall companies
- Crane operators
- Concrete contractors
- Equipment manufacturers
Workers’ compensation only covers a portion of lost wages, and medical expenses directly related to the accident. The injured worker can also seek recovery against developers, land owners, building owners, general contractors, inspectors, machinery operators, crane companies, subcontractors, and others. If you have been the victim of a hazardous construction site, you need an expert NYC construction accident lawyer to review your case, determine liability, and ensure that everyone at fault is brought to justice.
Parties that can be pursued for damages in an NYC construction accident case include:
- Building owners
- General contractors
- Engineering firms
- Construction equipment manufacturers
- Crane operators
- Site inspectors
- Equipment providers
- Demolition companies
- Scaffolding contractors
Don’t accept workers’ compensation as your only recourse from your accident. Let the knowledgeable and committed NYC construction accident lawyers at Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices get you the settlement you deserve.
Give us a call to allow us to begin working on your construction accident case.