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Construction Accidents

New York City Firm Protects the Rights of Construction Workers and Residents

Personal injury counselors fight for client damages in construction accidents

An injury on the job or at a worksite caused by someone else’s negligence can be overwhelming and stressful. While we expect that the places we work are safe, that’s not always the case. Construction sites, in particular, are inherently hazardous work environments. In New York City, these sites are seemingly everywhere and they can create very dangerous conditions for both workers and pedestrians alike. At Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP, the Case Handler team understands how serious these types of injuries can be, and we represent both workers and passersby in injury claims, seeking the damages you deserve.

Experienced lawyers assist with workers’ compensation claims

The increase in construction zones in the city has led to record numbers of construction injuries and accidents over the past few years. There are various incidents that can injure workers on construction sites, including:

  • Scaffolding accidents — Because scaffoldings are temporary structures, they are prone to collapse, injuring workers on or near them. Workers can also fall from scaffolds, suffering traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, herniated discs, or even more serious injuries or death. New York’s Scaffolding Law affords workers added protections, but if a contractor or construction company fails to follow the law and violates safety standards, and you’re injured as a result, we can help.
  • Crane accidents — There are several ways that workers can be injured in crane accidents, including falls caused by high winds or crane collapses, or contact with power lines. Cranes are hazardous equipment, so managers of construction sites should be well-informed of their dangers. In the event that a site manager is negligent in enforcing safety rules on a site, resulting in a crane accident that injures you, we can seek to hold the manager/employer liable.
  • Falling objects — Some of the most common injuries suffered by construction workers result from being struck by a falling object. Even small objects like debris or nails could pose serious threats to workers below, resulting in brain, face, head, and neck injuries as well as death. It is up to employers to ensure that safety regulations are followed to prevent these types of injuries from occurring.

If you or someone you love has been injured while working on a construction site, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits for an injury suffered in the course of your employment. A personal injury attorney can help you seek payments that fully account for the harm you’ve suffered.

Knowledgeable firm provides representation for injured passersby

While construction workers face serious risks doing the jobs they’ve chosen to do, city residents often face similar risks just by simply walking down the street. Pedestrians face the possibility of being injured by falling tools, glass, or debris as well as collapsing scaffolds, walls, or floors. There is also a risk for pedestrians to suffer slip and fall injuries near construction sites that were improperly maintained. Pedestrians injured at construction sites may suffer a range of injuries, including TBIs, broken bones, nerve damage, or even death. If you or a loved one has been harmed while walking through a construction zone due to the negligence of a worker, contractor, or employer, you could be entitled to substantial damages for your injuries.

Contact an experienced New York City firm for a free consultation

Whether you are a worker or a pedestrian, if you have been injured at a construction site or in a zone where construction work is taking place, you need skilled personal injury representation. The Case Handler team at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP in New York can help with your claim. Please call 929-223-4195 or contact us online for a free initial consultation at our New York City or Peekskill office.

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Adam Handler Esq.
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Since 2004, I have been obtaining justice for accident victims by making sure they receive full compensation for their injury, medical bills and loss of income. To date, the total recovery for my clients has been over $100 million dollars. The law provides for a one-time recovery in personal injury actions making your choice of personal…

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Matthew Goodstein Esq.
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I have been fighting for the rights of victims since 2008, whether it be for the rights of those injured in accidents, those injured in workplace accidents, or crime victims.  I believe that the best resolutions come from attorneys that are invested in their clients – and that is the type of relationship that The…

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