Construction Accidents

Construction Accident Attorneys Serving New York City, Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties

Construction sites are dangerous places, and most construction workers understand the dangers. However, accepting these risks does not mean giving up the right to full compensation after suffering an on-the-job injury. Anyone suffering a serious injury in a construction accident deserves full payment for their pain and suffering as well as for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

For Cases Involving Personal Injury, No Attorney's Fees Unless and Until Recovery

Finger & Finger is a law firm committed to getting disability and other benefits for people injured in construction accidents. We do all personal injury work on a basis, meaning we do not charge an attorney's fee unless and until our clients receive a recovery. Our consultation is free.

Our litigation attorneys help people who have suffered from construction accidents involving the following:

  • Falls from ladders or scaffolds
  • Defective or collapsing ladders or scaffolds
  • Falling objects, such as bricks
  • Collapsing boards or walkways
  • Holes, trenches or openings causing trips and falls
  • Shoring failures
  • Safety equipment failures, including platforms, safety belts, and harnesses
  • Guardrail and fencing failures
  • Electrocution
  • Forklift accidents

Serious construction accidents involve very different rules than other types of personal injury. These cases also involve Workers' Compensation benefits.

Additional guidelines apply to construction accidents. New York Labor Law sections 240 and 241, which cover construction accidents, specify that accidents involving falls from heights or falling objects can result in absolute liability - meaning an owner, general contractor or construction company may be automatically responsible. For example, one of our clients was walking on a plank that collapsed causing him to fall into a pit, and our attorneys secured him a settlement of over $1 million.

There are also industrial codes that dictate everything from the requirement that contractors keep construction areas safe to specifications that must be followed in building a lift. With more than 80 years of combined experience helping thousands of people, our construction accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of the rules and guidelines pertaining to construction accidents and how they apply to your case.

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Please contact our attorneys with any construction accident questions or to set up a consultation. You can also fill out our personal injury intake form. Spanish speakers are welcome as one of our paralegals is fluent in Spanish. From our law offices in White Plains, New York, our auto accident lawyers serve clients in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties, White Plains, and the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.