New York City Construction Accident Lawyers Handling Slip-and-Fall Cases
Have You Suffered a Slip or Fall on a Construction Site?
Slips and falls on construction sites can cause injuries which range from
minor to severe to fatal. Construction workers injured in a slip and fall
accident can suffer many injuries, such as bruising, lacerations, breaks,
and severe head trauma. These injuries can have a negative impact on the
life of the worker who suffers them, in the form of lost wages, high medical
bills, and in lasting pain and suffering. As a result, construction workers
who have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident may be able to recoup
damages a lawsuit. At
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys have a unique understanding of New York construction accident
law and have filed a number of successful claims on behalf of our clients
who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents. Our
construction accident lawyers have decades of combined experience and have secured many favorable verdicts
If you were injured after a fall at a construction site, you could be entitled
to compensation. For a free consultation call (212) 406-1700 or
contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, will review your claim to
see if you may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys work on a contingency
fee basis, meaning you will not be charged unless there is a monetary recovery.
Who Can File A Lawsuit for a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
New York Labor Law 241 (6) places the responsibility of maintaining adequate
worksite safety on the general contractor and property owner. Property
owners and general contractors are responsible for upholding all specific
safety rules under section 23 of the Industrial Code. Vicarious liability
is placed on the general contractor and property owner when a violation
of section 23 of the Industrial Code results in injury. General contractors
and property owners, however, may only be liable if the section 23 violation
occurred during excavation work, or the construction or demolition of
The Industrial Code contains certain safety rules that if violated could
cause a slip-and-fall injury. For instance, Industrial Code rule 23-1
.22 (2) states that ramps constructed for the use of people must be at
least 18 inches wide and consist of planking at least two inches thick
or be made of metal of equivalent strength. Failure to meet the mandatory
width and length of a ramp places workers at risk of slipping or falling
off of the ramp. Should a worker suffer an injury from falling off an
improperly sized ramp during the construction or demolition of a building,
they may be able to file a lawsuit under New York Labor Law 241 (6).
Construction workers who suffered an injury after slipping and falling
from an elevated area may also be able to file a lawsuit under New York
Labor 240(1). New York Labor Law 240(1) places absolute liability on the
general contractor and property owner in instances where a construction
worker suffers an injury. Negligence is not a requirement for general
contractors and property owners to be found liable under Labor Law 240(1).
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys if You Have Suffered a Serious Accident
Due to the complexities of a construction accident lawsuit, workers who
have suffered an injury after a slip and fall should seek the counsel
of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Construction accident law in New York can be complex due to the fact that injured workers cannot
file a claim against their co-workers or employers. The only parties that
an injured construction worker can file a negligence lawsuit against are
the property owner, general contractors of other companies, or other individuals
whose negligence caused the fall. As a result, it is important for individuals
who have suffered an injury on the worksite to hire attorneys with a proven
track record for successfully winning third-party construction accident claims.
Even seemingly minor injuries may interfere with your ability to perform
your job duties. If you have been injured at a construction site, it is
important to have experienced New York personal injury attorneys on your
side. To learn more about your legal rights and options after a slip-and-fall
at a construction site, call the lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs
& Kool, L.L.P. You can also
contact us online to schedule yourfree consultation.