NEW YORK CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER
Proven record of maximum settlements for construction injuries
Have you or a loved one been injured on a construction site? Contact the NYC construction accident lawyers at Keogh Krispi Premier New York Injury Lawyers for immediate assistance. You may have the right to compensation for your workplace injuries. We have a proven track record of winning the money that our clients need and deserve.
Preparation is the Key to Winning
We prepare every case for trial right from the start. Defense attorneys will not offer the maximum money award until they know that we are willing and prepared to take the case to court. Our construction accident lawyers make it clear from the outset that we are prepared for this.
What do you do if you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident? It’s important to contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer to figure out your next steps. Contact us at (212)-818-0600 for a free initial consultation to get you on the path to physical and financial recovery as soon as possible.
You Deserve a Winning NYC Construction Accident Attorney
Keogh Crispi is a highly regarded New York City personal injury law firm with a formidable record of success. Between all of our partners, we have committed more than 40 years to helping construction accident victims in New York. We understand the devastation and expenses related to a construction injury, and that’s why we are fiercely committed to securing meaningful compensation for you and your loved ones. The money awarded to you can help to cover medical costs, lost wages, and disability.
Please take advantage of our free consultation. Call our New York City office to discuss your case today. We are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, because this is a time-sensitive matter and nobody plans to get hurt.
If you get hurt on a construction site, fighting for compensation will be a priority. It’s important to choose an experienced attorney with proven success in securing significant compensation for their clients, such as Keogh Crispi.
Even though you may be entitled to a reward for your injuries, actually securing money can be difficult. Insurance companies, construction site owners, and any negligent third parties will fight you at every turn.
At Keogh Crispi, we have years of success in handling the most challenging cases. Our attorneys have been winning verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers collectively for more than four decades. We are intimately familiar with the workers’ compensation system, New York labor and construction laws, and exactly what must be done to win for our clients.
Our stop-at-nothing approach and unparalleled expertise have helped us to secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our record of success makes this apparent:
- $6 Million recovered for a crane accident in Long Island City, NY
- $5 Million recovered for a security guard injured on the job in the Bronx, NY
- $4.63 Million recovered for psychiatric injuries in the Bronx, NY
- $4.5 Million for worker who suffered crush injury to foot in Manhattan, NY
These are only a few of our success stories. Call us now and let us win for you as soon as possible.
We Handle All NYC Construction Accident Injury Cases
Our NYC construction accident attorneys are ready to help you secure compensation when you get hurt at work. We handle all construction accident cases, including:
- Brazing accidents
- Building collapse accidents
- Compressor accidents
- Crane accidents
- Cutting accidents
- Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
- Dumpster accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Elevator accidents
- Falling accidents
- Falling object accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Gas explosion accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Logging accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Punch press malfunction accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Structure failure accidents
- Welding accidents
- Wrongful death, and more
If you are a construction worker and you’ve been injured on a New York work site, we are ready to help you. We represent injured construction workers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.
Give us a call to discuss your construction injury case today.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Construction Accident?
New York is the city that never sleeps, and neither do its construction workers. Construction work is so prolific — and so many people work in the construction industry — that the state has passed several labor laws to ensure the safety of workers. These laws often determine who may be responsible for your injuries after an accident on a NYC construction site.
General Contractors and Construction Site Owners
When a property owner decides to create or change a structure in the city, they are responsible for making sure that construction workers and employees are safe. Under Section 200 of the New York Labor Law, owners and general contractors are legally obligated to “provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”
What this means is that property owners and general contractors have to make sure that construction sites are safe for workers. If potential dangers exist that could harm a worker, they are responsible to address them.
Property owners and general contractors must regularly conduct safety assessments at their construction sites, mitigate risks that exist there, and provide adequate safety equipment and training for those who are going to be working there. If property owners and general contractors fail to do these things and fail to ensure that their sites are reasonably safe, they are liable.
Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law is often referred to as the “Scaffolding Law.” This law explains how scaffolding and other dangerous construction site equipment must be erected, secured, and fastened on a site. It also provides injured workers the right to hold property owners and/or general contractors strictly liable if they are hurt on
Ropes, or other devices
This section is relevant to you if you worked to erect, demolish, repair, alter, paint, or clean a building or structure. Strict liability means that you don’t have to prove negligence on the part of the owner or contractor.
Construction sites are often home to many projects that are ongoing. When a general contractor wins a bid, they may delegate some work to subcontractors. Subcontractors are equally responsible for ensuring the safety of a work environment. If you are hurt under the auspices of a subcontractor, you may be able to hold them accountable for your injuries.
Engineers and Architects
Site engineers and architects design buildings and structures, and as they go through this process, they are required to adhere to professional standards, some of which include safety protocol. In New York City, architects and engineers are responsible for ensuring that sites are inspected regularly. If a construction worker is injured at work, they may be able to hold an engineer or architect responsible.
For example, if a worker sustains a construction injury at a work site because of a building collapse or structural issue, they may be entitled to sue the engineer or architect, who should have anticipated these structural issues and put safeguards in place to protect workers.
Enormous, complicated, dangerous equipment and machinery is often required for construction work. Even an experienced construction veteran can get hurt of any of that machinery is defective or poorly maintained. If you are hurt at work because something was wrong with a piece of equipment, you may be able to hold the company that sold or manufactured it strictly liable.
Can I Sue When I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?
Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all construction workers following an accident. However, if you accept these benefits, you often must waive your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. We can help you to figure out whether or not you have grounds to sue someone else if you’ve been hurt because of unsafe working conditions or defective/poorly maintained equipment.
We Will Help You Seek Rewards for All of Your Construction Accident Injuries
We will take your case even if you have not experienced a catastrophic injury at work.
At Keogh Crispi, we will seek compensation for any construction site injury. Call us if a construction site injury has caused you to suffer:
- Back injury
- Broken bones
- Chest injury
- Crushing injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Neck injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury, or other injuries
Damages Are Available After a New York Construction Accident
Even if you don’t have a diagnosis or evidence for these types of injuries, if you’ve been in an accident, call us anyway. Long-lasting medical damage from a construction injury may not be apparent right away, but can show up later and still have devastating health and financial effects that you deserve compensation for.
Do not underestimate the costs of a construction accident injury. Medical bills can add up quickly. Even a seemingly minor injury can prevent you from working.
When you get hurt on a New York construction site, you can seek:
- Benefits from a workers’ compensation insurance policy, or
- Compensation from a negligent third party (e.g., owner, contractor, architect).
Workers’ compensation will limit the funding available for your recovery to payment of medical bills, lost income, and disability. When you file a lawsuit, you may also be eligible to receive money for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including anxiety and depression
- Nursing care
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Don’t settle for less when the right attorney could secure a large reward for you. We’ve spent decades establishing relationships with some of the most respected and experienced accident experts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
These experts provide critical insights into the more complex and technical aspects of your case, and help us to understand your injuries and how they may affect your life moving forward. This then allows us to get the most thorough understanding of what your case is really worth, and stop at nothing to get it for you.
How Much Time Does an Injured Construction Worker Have to File an Injury Claim?
This depends on what kind of claim you want to make.
For a workers’ compensation claim, you must notify your employer within 30 days of your construction site accident. After this, there is a limited number of days to submit your claim for benefits.
For a personal injury lawsuit, the statute of limitations in New York for bodily injury claims is three years. After this, a victim loses the right to get the money they deserve if they wait too long to claim their legal rights.
Undocumented Construction Worker Injuries in New York
What are your options as an undocumented immigrant who has been injured on a construction site? Contact us immediately. Don’t let anyone (a supervisor or employer) tell you that you will be penalized if you report your injury. You are entitled to receive money for your construction site injuries even if you are an undocumented worker.
Contact our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers
With our office right in the heart of New York City — just two blocks from Grand Central Station — we take pride in making ourselves accessible to clients throughout New York. Call us at any time, 24 hours a day, and we will meet with you at your home or hospital room. Call us at 212-818-0600 or contact us for a free initial consultation.