Manhattan, New York City Construction Site Injury and Construction Accident Lawyers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that each year more than 4,500 construction workers are injured on scaffolding as a result of employer negligence or inadequate safety precautions. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a preventable construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
At the Manhattan law office David Horowitz, PC, our New York City construction accident lawyers are experienced in claims involving workplace accident, workers’ compensation, and third-party liability. We understand the dangers construction workers face on a daily basis, and we know the immense emotional and financial burden a serious personal injury can place on you and your family. Having already obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past construction accident clients, our lawyers can help you maximize the return on your claim. For the families of workers involved in fatal construction accidents, our firm also handles wrongful death lawsuits. Contact our New York City construction accident lawyers to discuss your potential claim.
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Falling Objects
- Crane Accidents
According to OSHA, nearly 2.3 million construction employees work on scaffolding on a regular basis. Tragically, many of these workers are catastrophically injured as the result of improper safety precautions and employer negligence.
Our Manhattan construction accident lawyers handle scaffolding accidents involving:
- Supported scaffolds, which have one or more platforms supported by load-bearing poles or legs.
- Suspended scaffolds or those whose platforms are suspended by ropes or other overhead support.
- Vehicles, man lifts, and personal hoists that act as scaffolding.
All too frequently, falling objects at construction sites cause serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injury and even wrongful death. At the law firm of David Horowitz, PC, our New York City construction accident lawyers are experienced in representing victims injured by falling objects at construction sites. We handle injuries sustained at:
- Building construction sites
- Bridge repair sites
- Highway work zones
- Bulk stores such as Wal-Mart and the Home Depot
Crane operators are required by law to have extensive training to ensure that they can operate the crane properly and obey important safety precautions. Operators, along with the workers in surrounding areas, need to be extremely careful and aware of the machinery in order to avoid causing crane accidents. When due care is not exercised, serious injury or wrongful death may result.
Common crane accident causes include:
- Contact with energized power lines
- Dropped loads or rigging failures
- Overturned cranes
- Crane collapse
Contact Our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers
In addition to workers’ compensation benefits, construction accident victims may be entitled to other damages if a third-party’s negligence contributed to their accident. At David Horowitz, PC, our Manhattan, New York City construction accident lawyers can help you maximize the return on your claim. We will identify the parties liable for your suffering and hold them accountable for their negligence. Contact our personal injury attorneys today to discuss your potential claim.