Construction and Workplace Accidents

Handling Construction Accident Claims in New York

Construction and Workplace Accidents Lawyer

Construction accident injuries can be just as devastating as any other type of injury, if not more so. Because the laws are constantly changing, pursuing a case on your own is becoming increasingly difficult. Let the New York construction accident lawyers of David Carr & Associates work on your behalf to get the money damages and respect you deserve for your losses.

Filing A Construction Accident Lawsuit – With Injury

New York law treats construction site accidents differently. Though you cannot sue your direct employer due to workers’ compensation involvement, you may have a case against the property owner, landowner, subcontractors and contractors involved with your construction site. This is called a third-party lawsuit.

Examples include:

  • If you fell from a substantial height and were injured, you may be able to sue the scaffolding company.
  • If you were supplied with defective equipment that turned out to be dangerous, you may be able to file a defective product lawsuit.

The law requires your employer to provide you with a safe work area. Our personal injury attorney, David Carr, can assess your situation and help determine the possible outcomes for your case, including determining whether your work area was safe.

Contact Our Law Firm Today

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a construction or excavating accident, contact our firm at 1-888-685-0551 for a free case evaluation.

Details About New York Labor Law

New York state’s labor law, particularly sections 240(1) and 241(6), were enacted in an effort to make the workplace safe for construction workers and those lawfully on the premises. Since their enactment, these sections have come under attack by property owners, insurance companies and business groups. As a result, the courts have become stricter in their interpretations of these sections, limiting or eliminating benefits for workers who were injured or killed as a result of construction accidents.

  • Section 240 (1) requires that contractors and landowners of buildings larger than one and two family dwellings shall furnish or erect scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes and other devices to give proper protection to a construction worker.
  • Section 241 (6) requires that work done at a construction, excavation or demolition site be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to people lawfully frequenting the premises.

If you are in the construction, demolition, excavation or renovation business and have been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation from third parties for your loss. Our attorneys and staff handle only third-party lawsuits, not workers’ compensation claims. We also proudly handle matters related to labor law issues.

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