New York City Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, and accidents at these sites can happen suddenly and without warning. Unfortunately, these accidents can leave people seriously injured and struggling to cope with the consequences of their injuries. For this reason, compensation may be available through a personal injury lawsuit to those who find themselves in this difficult situation.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in a construction accident, whether as a worker on one of these sites or as a passerby, you may be eligible to take legal action to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other losses. At Hach & Rose, LLP, our team of experienced legal professionals has the knowledge and skill in New York construction law necessary to help you move on with your life from damaging accidents and injuries. Contact our New York City construction accidents attorneys at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case and learn more about your options for seeking compensation after accidents occur.

Common NY Construction Accident Injuries

In some cases, construction accidents may cause little or no harm. Unfortunately, many construction accidents can cause terrible injuries, leaving anyone on or even near a construction site struggling to recover. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone. A skilled New York construction accidents lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you fight for the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering resulting from injuries incurred through construction site accidents. Some of the most common construction accidents we pursue compensation for involve:

  • Falling Hazards – Construction sites often contain materials and equipment on scaffolds and rooftops. If not properly secured, these objects can fall onto workers below, potentially causing traumatic brain injury (TBI) accidents, other serious injuries and accidents, or even death.
  • Unsafe Work Site – Construction sites require constant maintenance in order to prevent worker accidents. If this important maintenance is not done, construction sites can pose serious hazards to the health and safety of workers. Debris and equipment, for instance, can cause slip and fall accidents if left out in the open, potentially causing workers to suffer neck or spine injuries, broken bones, head injuries, or even death.
  • Scaffolding Problems – Scaffolding must be inspected, maintained, and secure at all times. Faulty scaffolding can lead to catastrophic injury accidents or death. Even in less serious circumstances, scaffolding accidents may permanently affect a worker’s ability to earn a living wage.
  • Vehicle Accidents – Forklifts, cranes, and other construction vehicles can harm workers if not used or maintained properly. Injuries that vehicle accidents may cause include broken bones, dismemberment, and death.
  • Crane Collapse Accidents – When improperly set up, maintained, or operated, cranes can cause devastating accidents due to cargo loss or total collapse. However, New York victims of crane collapse accidents may be entitled to financial compensation beyond workers’ comp in order to cover the full extent of their damages.

These and other common New York construction accidents can result in lifelong pain and other consequences. Fortunately, an attorney with experience in construction litigation at Hach & Rose, LLP, can assist you in filing a lawsuit so that you might receive compensation from harmful accidents. We are also prepared to help you better understand a variety of complicated construction law topics, including those related to:

To learn more about how our experienced and dedicated attorneys can help you recover from accident injuries by pursuing compensation in the wake of a construction accident, contact Hach & Rose, LLP, today.

Example Construction Accident Results

  • $13,000,000 — Jury verdict obtained on behalf of an injured union painter who fell from a ladder and sustained a traumatic brain injury.
  • $8,000,000 — Jury verdict obtained for the victim of a motorcycle accident.
  • $6,058,000 — Jury verdict for a phlebotomist diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) as a result of striking her knee.
  • $3,525,000 — For a construction supervisor who fell from a makeshift ladder injuring his back.
  • $3,500,000 — For a stone mason who was injured when another worker threw a piece of sheetrock out a window striking him on the ground below.
  • $3,475,000 — For a carpenter who was injured after falling from a temporary roof.
  • $3,250,000 — Settlement for an operating engineer who was injured after he fell through an unsecured wooden platform.
  • $3,200,000 — Settlement obtained for a carpenter who was injured in a fall at work.
  • $3,150,000 — For a construction worker who slipped and fell on a construction site.
  • $2,500,000 — Settlement for a worker who was injured when a piece of construction debris fell from a building.
  • $2,500,000 — Settlement amount obtained for a member of sheet metal workers local who was injured when he slipped and fell on an unsecured board at a construction site.
  • $2,500,000 — Settlement for a laborer who injured his neck in an accident on a construction site.
  • $2,500,000 — Settlement for a worker who was killed while being driven in a car from a company parking lot.
  • $2,300,000 — For the family of an operating engineer that was killed in the course of his employment.
  • $2,300,000 — Jury verdict obtained for a pedestrian who was struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus.
  • $2,225,000 — Settlement obtained for an engineer who was injured in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $2,200,000 — Jury verdict obtained for a man who suffered a back injury following an automobile accident.
  • $2,100,000 — For a school fireman who was injured when he fell from a poorly constructed permanent ladder.
  • $2,100,000 — Obtained for a construction worker who was struck by a Bobcat operated by a co-worker.
  • $2,000,000 — Settlement for a construction worker injured by falling pipe.
  • $2,000,000 — Settlement for an operating engineer who was injured after he fell from a ladder while repairing a garage door.
  • $1,800,000 — Settlement obtained (co-counsel) for an engineer that suffered from lung cancer due to his work in and around asbestos. He is currently retired and is in complete remission. His case is remarkable because it was rejected by a major New York asbestos law firm.
  • $1,700,000 — For an operating engineer who was injured in a motorcycle accident.
  • $1,625,000 — Settlement obtained for a carpenter just prior to trial in which the client stepped off a ladder and tripped on debris.
  • $1,500,000 — Settlement for school operating engineer who suffered severe burns because of a leaking sump pump.
  • $1,500,000 — For a man who suffered a back injury when he was struck by a motor vehicle.
  • $1,450,000 — Jury verdict obtained for a 60-year-old, self-employed woman who slipped and fell on water in a cafeteria while at a conference.
  • $1,350,000 — For a man injured in an automobile collision with a tractor trailer whose operator was driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • $1,300,000 — Settlement obtained during trial for a woman injured in an automobile accident.
  • $1,200,000 — Construction worker injured when he slipped on door laying on the ground that had pipe hidden underneath it.
  • $1,200,000 — Settlement obtained (co-counsel) for a union worker that suffered from lung cancer due to his work in and around asbestos. He continues to work in his job and is in complete remission.
  • $1,175,000 — For a cleaner who was injured when poorly stacked soda bottles toppled over and struck her when she was in the process of cleaning the cafeteria.
  • $1,000,000 — Settlement obtained for the family of a main who died as a result of a negligently performed gastric bypass surgery.
  • $995,000 — Arbitration award for an injured couple involved in an automobile accident.
  • $900,000 — For a worker who fell due to improperly and insufficiently illuminated stairwell.
  • $800,000 — For an operating engineer who tripped and fell over debris.
  • $800,000 — For an operating engineer injured when installing a drop ceiling.
  • $800,000 — For a construction worker who fell from a ladder positioned on scaffolding.
  • $750,000 — For a plumber when he fell down a staircase due to an unsecured floor covering.
  • $750,000 — For a bus driver injured when she tripped and fell on a misleveled elevator in the building where she worked.
  • $673,000 — For a man injured in a train collision on his way to work.
  • $650,000 — For a man who was injured due to an unsafe indoor soccer field.
  • $600,000 — For a construction worker who fell from a ladder during a renovation project.
  • $500,000 — For a woman injured in shopping mall due to negligent crowd control.
  • $500,000 — For a young woman who injured her back when struck by an automobile.
  • $500,000 — For a woman injured in an automobile accident who had a prior injury to the same body part she injured in the accident.
  • $400,000 — Jury verdict for woman injured in a car accident. She sustained back injury but did not report it to her doctors for nine months following the accident.
  • $400,000 — Settlement for a professional chauffer who was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $375,000 — For a municipal employee injured when he slipped on stairs that had just been mopped and there were no warning signs posted.
  • $345,000 — Settlement for a woman who tripped and fell in a restaurant.
  • $325,000 — For a garage worker struck by an elevator door in the course of his employment.
  • $300,000 — For a worker who fell from an A-frame ladder while he was replacing a sensor on the back of the boiler.
  • $275,000 — For a heavy equipment operator who was hit by a bus in a hit and run accident.
  • $250,000 — For an operating engineer injured due to failure of building to provide safe way to enter or exit a cooling tower.
  • $250,000 — For a man injured due to an unsafe ladder at a storage facility.
  • $250,000 — Due to trip and fall on defective sidewalk.
  • $250,000 — For a woman who fell on the sidewalk after tripping on a metal gate.
  • $225,000 — For a union electrician who injured his wrist when he fell from his ladder on a construction project.
  • $225,000 — For a woman injured in an automobile accident.
  • $225,000 — For a man who was struck by a car while riding a scooter.
  • $225,000 — For a man injured when he slipped and fell on a floor at a catering hall due to the failure of the hall to clean the premises.
  • $210,000 — For a child who was struck by an automobile while crossing the street in the middle of a block.
  • $200,000 — For a construction worker who was injured when he tripped on a defective sidewalk on his way to work.
  • $200,000 — For a union member injured in the course of his employment due to Labor Law violations.
  • $200,000 — For an operating engineer injured at work when he fell from an unsafe ladder.
  • $190,000 — For a man injured on a dock that was not properly secured by the marina.
  • $190,000 — For an operating engineer injured on construction site.
  • $190,000 — For a man injured by a construction elevator.
  • $185,000 — For a woman injured on a defective sidewalk caused by a metal gate.
  • $185,000 — For a woman who was an assistant on a school bus injured when the bus was in an accident.
  • $180,000 — For an operating engineer who was injured when he fell down a staircase while in the course of his employment.
  • $150,000 — For a woman who slipped in a school parking lot that was not cleared of snow and ice on her way to work.
  • $145,000 — For a union member injured by a defective product.
  • $143,000 — For an operating engineer who injured his knee when he tripped on a misleveled elevator.
  • $140,000 — For a woman injured due to unsafe steps at a school.
  • $135,000 — For a woman injured by an underinsured driver.
  • $125,000 — For a construction worker injured on a job site.
  • $125,000 — For a truck driver injured by an underinsured motor vehicle.
  • $105,000 — Due to a trip on a defective step.
  • $100,000 — For a woman injured during a home construction project.
  • $100,000 — Due to a slip and fall on ice.
  • $95,000 — For a utility worker injured during a road construction project.
  • $85,000 — For a woman injured when she tripped on a defective sidewalk.
  • $85,000 — For a woman who was injured on a sidewalk due to an unsafe construction.
  • $85,000 — For a man injured in an automobile accident.
  • $80,000 — For the wife of a union member who was injured.
  • $75,000 — For a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident.
  • $75,000 — For a woman injured when she tripped in a poorly maintained public parking lot.
  • $75,000 — For a woman injured due to a defective elevator.
  • $70,000 — For an operating engineer injured on construction site.
  • $70,000 — For a sheet metal worker injured when he tripped on construction debris.
  • $70,000 — For a NYTA bus driver who was injured when an airport van collided into his bus.
  • $67,000 — For a pedestrian struck by an automobile.
  • $65,000 — For a man injured on an unsafe premises.
  • $65,000 — For a bus driver injured in an automobile accident.
  • $65,000 — For a person who slipped and fell on water in a pharmacy.
  • $60,000 — For a construction work who was injured when he slipped on ice on a construction site (a violation of Labor Law Section 241(6) while in a designated walkway.
  • $60,000 — For a police officer injured in the course of her employment.
  • $59,000 — For a man injured in an automobile accident.
  • $55,000 — For a woman injured in an automobile accident.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, we may help you get the compensation you need. Contact the New York personal injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.

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