Construction Site Accidents

Construction sites are dangerous places. Recognizing this, New York State has Labor Laws in place requiring companies in control of construction sites to take safety measures, in order to protect construction workers from injuries on the worksite. If a worker is injured on site due to a safety violation, the injured worker may be entitled to recover financial damages from the contractors and owner of the worksite.

The physical and emotional consequences of construction site accidents can be devastating, often resulting in serious injuries including bone fractures, traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal injuries, amputation, or wrongful death. The financial consequences of construction site accidents can be an immense burden on you and your family. Workers’ compensation does not cover everything and may not alleviate the financial hardship that can arise following an injury. You may be entitled to additional financial damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost overtime and more which will help financially support you and your family.

If you have been injured in a construction site accident in New York, at O’Hare Parnagian LLP we know what you are going through and we can help. Making a claim against an owner or contractor is complex and early investigation and gathering of information is critical. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, build the strongest case possible, and hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one. New York construction site accidents occur due to:

  • Poorly constructed or maintained scaffolding, guard rails, stairs, and ladders
  • Slips and falls
  • Structure collapses
  • Dangerous work area
  • Exposed wires, causing electric shock or electrocution
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Lack of safety warnings
  • Inadequate safety training
  • Improper or dangerous use of equipment

Because the law limits the time in which you can bring a claim, you should contact us immediately to investigate your case. Sometimes filings must be made within 90 days of the injury.

Call us at 212.425.1401, or contact us online to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.