Construction Accidents


Pursuing Maximum Recovery for New Yorkers

Construction workers are the great, unsung heroes of New York, building the skyscrapers, massive office buildings, towering residential centers, and other landmarks and architectural feats for which our city is world famous. But, all too often, when those construction workers are hurt on the job, they are left to fend for themselves. The construction accident attorneys at Battiloro Law, however, are on their side, here to help them win the recovery they are owed.

We hear about construction accidents on the job nearly every day, and the sad fact is that many of these accidents could have been avoided had contractors, employers, and developers provided the proper safety equipment, training, and timetables to help workers do their jobs safely. Our attorneys work with injured construction workers to get the recovery they deserve in all types of accidents, including:

  • Inadequate fall protection
  • Dangerous scaffolding
  • Dangerous ladders
  • Machinery accidents
  • Faulty electrical and wiring systems

If you have been injured on the job at a construction site, you should contact an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys will work to ensure that you receive the proper medical attention and will begin work immediately to defend your interests and seek the maximum amount of benefits you are owed with minimal delay.

Injuries Due to Unsafe Scaffolding

If you have been injured on the job in a construction accident, you may be able to win a greater recovery than you would through a workers’ compensation action alone. While most New York workers who are hurt on the job are limited to a workers’ compensation claim, construction workers who are injured due to a lack of safe scaffolding or similar safety equipment have the right to pursue greater civil damages from owners and contractors, not just employers. Contact us today to learn whether you qualify.


Why are some New York construction accidents different than other workplace injuries?

Victims of workplace accidents must seek compensation through the New York workers’ compensation program and do not have the legal right to pursue a legal claim in civil court against their employers. However, New York labor laws have certain provisions (Sections 240 and 241) that give some injured construction workers the right to file a lawsuit and seek compensation through the courts. This right does not apply to every construction accident, however, and it is important to discuss your particular situation with a qualified construction accident attorney to see if you qualify for a greater recovery.

What should I do following an injury on a construction site?

The first step you should take after a construction site accident is to seek the necessary medical attention and treatment. If your injuries are serious, you should have someone call emergency personnel to provide adequate trauma care and carefully transport you to the hospital. If you do not require emergency care, you should take yourself to the emergency room or doctor’s office as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. You should also report the accident and your injuries to your supervisor as soon as possible. Finally, contact an experienced construction accident lawyer who can begin investigating your case as soon as possible, defend your interests, and begin the process of recovering the benefits you are owed.