Construction sites are notoriously hazardous workplaces. Construction workers, visitors to construction sites and passersby are all at risk in an environment where humans and heavy machinery are in close proximity. Typically, subcontractors come and go, each one increasing the chances that unsafe conditions may develop. Debris left in walking paths, elevated work surfaces without sufficient support, lack of proper protective gear and inadequate training on proper safety procedures can all contribute to accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Personal Injury Law Firm Serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Yonkers
Tomkiel & Tomkiel evaluates, investigates and prosecutes plaintiffs' injury claims and lawsuits when construction accidents result in serious injury or death of workers or others at construction sites. Construction site property owners, managers and general contractors are responsible for following the Labor Law, the New York State Industrial Code and, where applicable, the New York City Administrative Code.
A large part of our investigation after a construction-related injury or fatal accident is a detailed review of the safety precautions in place at the time and place of the construction site accident. We often handle cases involving:
- Dangerous conditions without proper protection for workers and others
- Crane accidents
- Falling object injuries
- Excavation and demolition accidents
- Improperly maintained tools
- Electric Shock Injuries
- Electric Saw Injuries
- Improperly secured materials
- Obstructured work areas
- Scaffolding falls
- Ladder falls
- Injuries caused by failure to warn workers and others of known hazards
In addition to evaluating an accident, we carefully evaluate and review the injuries. This means a close examination of medical records, including doctors' prognoses for our clients who have suffered serious injuries such as:
- Broken bones, crushed bones or any type of orthopedic injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or supposedly "mild" head injuries that cause ongoing pain and difficulties for an injured person
- Back, neck and spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Loss of sight
- Fatal construction accident
Our attorneys aim to obtain full and fair compensation for our clients who have been injured at construction sites. Our personal injury law firm has more than 30 years of experience, and we have won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients.
Contact Experienced NYC Construction Injury Lawyers
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Scarsdale, NY, construction accident lawyers, call or e-mail Tomkiel & Tomkiel. We will respond promptly.