Construction Site Injury
Construction Site Injury Lawyer Serving New York City (Manhattan, Long Island) and Victims Statewide
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics, nearly 4,500 construction workers are injured on scaffolding every year from causes ranging from employer negligence to inadequate safety precautions.
With over 100 years of combined legal experience, the personal injury attorneys at Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law have successfully represented numerous clients' construction site injury cases.
If someone negligently causes a preventable construction accident that leads to a personal injury, that individual and the company that he or she works for can be held legally accountable. Likewise, if a foreman fails to enforce federal or state safety law among his or her workers, the foreman and the company are liable for any injuries that result. New York also has special protection for workers who accept height related risks, such as on scaffolds and ladders.
At our firm, victims can find a construction site injury lawyer who can help you maximize your claim's return. Serving Manhattan, Long Island, and New York's other boroughs, our attorneys have been helping construction accident victims obtain just compensation for years. Contact our personal injury lawyers to schedule a complimentary case consultation.
- On This Page:
- Scaffolding / Ladder Accidents
- Falling Objects
- Crane Accidents
- Defective Machinery
- Highway Work Zone Accidents
- Other Work Injuries:
- Ironworker Injury
- Carpenter Injury
- Police Officer / Fireman Injury
- Sanitation Worker Injury
- OSHA Safety Regulations
Scaffolding / Ladder Accidents
According to OSHA, nearly 2.3 million construction employees work on scaffolding on a regular basis. Additionally, approximately 4,500 construction workers suffer serious or fatal injuries each year due to improper scaffolding safety precautions and employer negligence. Our attorneys have successfully handled many personal injury and wrongful death claims involving scaffolding or ladder accidents.
There are three basic types of scaffolds:
- Supported scaffolds. One or more platforms supported by rigid, load-bearing members such as poles, legs, frames, outriggers, etc.
- Suspended scaffolds. One or more platforms suspended by ropes or other non-rigid, overhead support.
- Other scaffolds. Vehicles or machinery (man lifts and personal hoists) that can be regarded as forms of supported scaffolding.
New York has special statutory protection for workers who must accept height-related risks with their jobs. Our attorneys have prosecuted many such cases and have argues them in New York's highest courts.
Injured in a scaffolding or ladder accident? You deserve the representation of aggressive, experienced trial attorneys to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your suffering. A construction site injury lawyer at our firm is ready to take on your scaffolding accident case and will not quit until you get the settlement you deserve. Contact Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law to schedule a consultation.
Falling objects at construction sites can cause some of the most serious personal injuries suffered, including traumatic brain injury and wrongful death. Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law can provide a construction site injury lawyer experienced in representing victims of falling objects at construction sites throughout the New York City area, including Manhattan, Long Island, the Bronx, and Queens. We help people in cases involving:
- Building construction sites
- Highway work zones
- Bridge repair sites
- Bulk stores (Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Costco, etc.)
If you have been injured by a falling object at a construction site, you should contact an injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights to compensation. Even if you are receiving workers' compensation, you may be eligible for additional damages if your injuries were caused or contributed to by a third party. Arrange a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today; your first consultation is without charge.
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 they do not, catastrophic personal injuries often result. According to OSHA, the major causes of crane accidents include:
- Crane contact with energized power lines (nearly 45 percent of the cases)
- Overturned cranes
- Dropped loads
- Rigging failures
- Crane collapse
- Crushing by the counter weight
Contact a construction site injury lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation. Serving the greater Manhattan-Long Island, New York City area as well as victims from coast to coast, our attorneys are prepared to put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We have obtained major verdicts and settlements on behalf of many crane accident victims, and we can help you, too. Schedule your consultation today for a review of your case.
Defective machinery is a frequent cause of construction accidents. The use of defective machinery may result in burns or electrocutions, crush injuries, amputated limbs, or other serious disabilities. According to product liability law, manufacturers of defective construction equipment are liable for injuries caused by the faulty design or manufacturing of their machinery. Examples of dangerous work equipment that may cause a construction accident include:
- Unguarded power saws, drills, or machine tools
- Air-powered machine tools that do not have failsafe cut offs
- Assembly lines running at incorrect speeds
- Tools with exposed electrical wiring that may cause electrocution
- Defective safety harnesses
New York's Industrial Code may, in such cases, have been violated. If you have been injured by unsafe construction equipment, it is important to have your case evaluated and investigated by an experienced product liability attorney who understands the applicable laws as soon as possible after your injury. At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, a construction site injury lawyer — serving Manhattan, Long Island, and New York's other boroughs, as well as victims statewide — will provide you dedicated and knowledgeable legal representation. Contact our product liability attorneys today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Highway Work Zone Accidents
When highway construction is not properly planned, prepared for, or executed, the results can be catastrophic, and even fatal. At Kelner & Kelner, we have successfully helped many clients, including drivers, metal workers, concrete workers, and excavation workers, obtain compensation for injuries sustained in roadwork construction and highway accidents. We have handled highway work zone accident cases involving:
- Signage errors
- Failure to adequately protect workers
- Speeding in a construction zone
- OSHA violations
- Electrocutions, explosions, and burns
- Wrongful death
Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether all parties complied with such industry standards, rules, and regulations. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a highway work zone accident, contact a construction site injury lawyer at our New York City law office, convenient to Manhattan and Long Island. We can help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contact a Construction Site Injury Lawyer
Our attorneys practice on a contingency basis. If we do not obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on behalf of a client, we do not accept any legal fees in that case. At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, consultations with prospective clients are always free. To schedule a case evaluation and review with an experienced construction site injury lawyer, contact our New York City office. Victims from Manhattan, Long Island, and the rest of the state have turned to us for knowledgeable representation for more than 60 years. Boasting an impressive track record of significant personal injury verdicts and settlements, we can help you hold negligent, reckless, or careless parties who are liable for your injuries financially responsible. We can help you recoup monetary damages for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.