Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyers
Top Brooklyn Construction Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in Brooklyn
Construction Accident trial law. Six of our attorneys have achieved
AV Preeminent status with
Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest ranking for ethical standards and legal ability.
Five of our attorneys have been featured as
Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan Area as published in the Magazine Section
of the New York Times. Our firm is ranked among the
Best Lawyers in the State of New York and is ranked among the Best Law Firms in the
New York Metro area by
US News & World Report.
Hiring the Best Brooklyn Construction Accident Law Firm
The construction business is an essential cog in New York City's development
Unfortunately, however, due to the nature of construction work injuries
to workers are fairly common. These
construction accidents can range from minor to debilitating to fatal. Individuals who have been
the victims of
construction accidents may face a number of difficulties including physical limitations, debilitating
injuries, emotional trauma and financial losses. As a result, construction
workers who have suffered an on-site injury may have grounds to file a
lawsuit to recoup compensation for any damages they may have suffered. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our Brooklyn
construction accident lawyers understand the hardships forced upon victims of
construction accidents. To try and help ease some of the pain and financial loss caused by a
construction accident, our attorneys will pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
Have you recently suffered an injury in a construction accident? If so,
you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. For a free consultation
to discuss your legal options, give us a call at 212-406-1700 or contact
us online. We'd love to hear from you.
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries Leading to Lawsuits
Construction sites are potentially hazardous environments for the workers
If the proper precautions are not taken. If the precautions are not taken,
the possibility of an injury increases greatly. Some examples of injuries
that our firm has dealt with in the past are:
It is importantt to point out that sustaining an injury does not constitute
grounds for a lawsuit. In order to have a valid injured worker lawsuit,
the construction worker must be able to show that negligence cause their
injury. Negligence occurs when one party violates a duty of care. A duty
of care is defined as the legal obligation an individual has to proceed
with caution and care when carrying out a potentially harmful action.
The violation of this duty of care, and the negligence to be exact, must
then have directly caused the accident in question. Lastly, as a result
of this negligence, the individual must have sustained either economic
or noneconomic damages.
New York State Construction Accident Law
New York Labor Laws 241(1) and 241(6) general contractors and property owners are responsible for maintaining
a safe and secure work environment and practices.
New York Labor Law 240(1) the liability falls on the general contractor and owner in the case that
a worker suffers an elevation related injury. This pertains to any injuries
sustained by workers on the construction site due to an elevated fall
or from an object falling from elevation. Furthermore,
Labor Law 240(1) places absolute liability on the property owner and general contractor
in such cases. "Absolute liability" means that the injured worker
is automatically entitled to compensation.
Labor Law 241 (6) owners and contractors have the duty to provide a safe and secure environment
during the demolition or construction of a building as well as during
excavation work. Vicarious liability is placed upon a general contractor
or property owner in the case that any safety rule under Section 23 of
the Industrial Code is violated. Thus, owners and contractors might be
liable for any injuries resulting from a violation of Section 23 of the
Industrial Code irrespective of whether or not they were directly responsible
for the violation.
Compensation Available to Construction Accident Victims
In the case that an individual has sustained economic or noneconomic injuries,
he or she might be eligible to receive compensation in the amount of the
damages sustained. For
construction accident lawsuits, compensation is available for the following cases:
Medical Expenses: Individuals who have been victims of
construction accidents may be forced to undergo constant doctor’s visits or numerous surgeries,
the cost of which can exceed their insurance coverage. Thus, individuals
may receive compensation for any medical bills, future doctor’s
visits, medication and surgical costs resulting from the injuries sustained
in their accident.
Lost Wages: As a result of the injuries sustained, a construction worker can be forced
out of the work force for an extended period of time. Thus, they might
be eligible to receive compensation for any lost income and any impact
the injury may have had on their future earning potential. Additionally,
union members who have lost their pensions or benefits due to a construction
injury may also be eligible to receive compensation.
Pain and Suffering: As a result of constant physical pain and the loss of life’s enjoyment
individuals may be able to bring forth a claim against the responsible
party and receive compensation for the economic value of the pain and
suffering caused by the injury.
Wrongful Death: In the case that the worker's injuries prove to be fatal, their family
has the option to file a lawsuit on their behalf and receive compensation
for future lost wages, costly medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral costs.
Brooklyn Scaffolding Accident Attorneys
New York Labor Law Section 240 the contractor or owner must compensate a worker that has been injured
due to an elevation related fall. Unfortunately,
falling from scaffoldings is a common source of sustaining injuries at construction sites. Accidents
can occur in the case that a scaffolding is improperly assembled, causing
it to collapse or the worker to fall. Additionally, the failure to use
proper protection against falling such as lanyards, lifelines and safety
also might cause these accidents. Accidents can also occur if a falling
object is to injure a worker on the scaffolding , even in this particular
case, Section 240 of the New York Labor Law attributes liability to owners
Common Injuries Sustained From Scaffolding Accidents
The height factor associated with
scaffolding accidents makes falls mush more likely to be fatal. Common examples of injuries
resulting from scaffolding accidents that our firm has tried include:
- Brain injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Leg injury
- Knee injury
- Arm injury
- Elbow injury
Call One of Our Brooklyn Construction Accident Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in a
construction accident, the attorneys at
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will do everything in our ability to secure a favorable verdict for you.
Our law firm has over fifty years of experience litigating
construction accident cases. Due to the complex nature of
construction accident lawsuits, it is imperative that you retain a highly skilled attorney.
The attorneys at
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have a successful track record of winning third-party construction accident
lawsuits. For instance, we recovered $7.01 million in damages following
a wrongful death lawsuit resulting from a
construction accident. We will seek compensation for medical costs, lost income and pain and
For a free consultation to review your legal options, call our New York
law office today at (212)-406-1700 or contact us online