Construction Accidents

A construction site is a busy, and oftentimes dangerous place for someone to be, which is why there are so many safety protocols put in place, and constantly revised, by agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) whose main goal is to protect workers everywhere. Workers, managers, site designers, and everyone else involved in the construction process must stay up to date on the latest OSHA standards and practices through their certification programs and continuing education. In addition to OSHA standards, there are many other avenues for researching, advancing, and improving workplace safety measures for everyone involved. 

Construction Site Accidents can be Dangerous

The safety of any construction site is largely dependent on two key factors: the people working on the site and the quality of safety equipment and adherence to safety protocols and best practices. When everyone is following safety regulations and all materials, tools, and safety structures are up to standard, the risk of an accident is significantly reduced (although never completely eliminated). In fact, 1 in 5 worker fatalities in the past year were construction workers, and more than half of those deaths were due to one of the “Big Four” injuries: falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, or being caught in or between objects. These Big Four accidents are usually caused by human error.

Were You Injured After a New York Construction Accident?

At Barillari, our construction accident lawyers in New York understand the devastating and costly consequences of construction site accidents. We have extensive experience representing injured victims in these cases.

Every year, thousands of workers are killed or injured at construction sites in New York. Despite the implementation of various safety measures and the presence of safety engineers on each site, construction workers in New York still face a greater risk of work-related injury or death than those in other states.

Our law firm recognizes that most worksite accidents are preventable, given the protection offered to construction workers by New York labor laws. We believe that those who fail to comply with these regulations and prioritize worker safety should be held accountable for their negligence.

Construction accident cases we handle include:

  • Building Collapse
  • Supervisor Negligence
  • Punch Press Malfunctions
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Dumpster Accidents
  • Nail gun Accidents
  • Compressor Accidents
  • Exploding Compressor
  • Gas Explosions
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Window Washer Accidents
  • Structure Failure
  • Logging Accidents
  • Brazing Accidents
  • Cutting Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Run Over by Operating Equipment
  • Electrical Accidents Trench
  • Collapses, Fires, and Explosions
  • Welding Accidents
  • Unsafe/ Dangerous Equipment Accidents
  • Construction Site Falls
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Ladder Accidents

If you've been injured in a construction accident in New York, our team is here to help you. We have successfully represented hundreds of injured New Yorkers and recovered millions in settlements and verdicts. Get in touch with us now to discuss your case and arrange a FREE consultation. Don't wait - contact us today.

What to do After a New York Construction Accident

Worksite-related accidents can be devastating. Construction sites are full of potential hazards that can lead to serious injuries or even death. After an accident, you may feel overwhelmed with pain and stress, not knowing what to do next.

At our construction accidents law firm, we have created a comprehensive guide to help you protect yourself and acquire essential documents that could enable you to receive the highest possible compensation.

  • Seek medical help
  • Report your accident
  • Acquire a letter from your physician 
  • Take photos of the accident scene
  • Record witnesses’ information
  • Keep your records
  • Contact an experienced trial attorney

After a construction accident, it is essential to seek medical help right away. Your health should always be your top priority, and having a medical record of your injuries will be important if you decide to pursue legal action. Make sure to get the medical attention you need.

It is essential to report your accident to your employer within 30 days. This is because they will need to prepare an accident report, which will be used as evidence in your case later on. Make sure to provide them with all the necessary details about the accident.

After you have notified your employer of your injury in writing, they must inform their insurance company and the Workers’ Compensation Board within 10 days. To complete the process, you can either submit your application online or mail Form C-3 to the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.

Obtain a medical letter from your doctor. Insurance companies require evidence that you are unable to go back to work, so your doctor should provide a letter that outlines the details of your injury, how it occurred, and why you are unable to return to your job.

It is important to take photos of the accident scene as soon as possible, as conditions on construction sites can change rapidly after an accident. Taking photos of the scene can be used as evidence in the future. For instance, if you were injured due to a defective ladder, taking a photo of it can be used as proof of the incident.

It is important to record the information of any witnesses to your accident. Make sure to get their full name, contact information, and a detailed account of what they saw. This information can be invaluable to insurance companies when verifying your version of events.

It is important to keep all documents related to your case. Make sure to keep copies of any evidence that could be used to support your injury, diagnosis, and treatment, such as correspondence from your insurance company and medical records. Having these documents on hand can help you build a strong case.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, Barillari's experienced trial lawyers can provide you with the legal representation you need to win your case. Our team of highly skilled attorneys has the expertise to handle a wide range of cases, from auto accidents to trip and falls, and even medical malpractice claims such as misdiagnosis, hospital negligence, or wrongful death. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Why Work With a Construction Accident Attorney in New York

If you have been hurt in a construction accident in New York, you have rights as a victim that you must make sure are protected. To ensure you receive a fair outcome and focus on healing from your injuries, it is best to work with a construction accident lawyer in NY. The experienced team at Barillari Law can help you through the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or understanding your options.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a complex process, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by the various obstacles and issues that may arise. With the help of a knowledgeable legal professional, you can be sure that you are aware of all the options available to you and that you are able to focus on your recovery.

Reach out to us now to arrange your complimentary initial consultation, so that we can provide you with the legal assistance and compensation you are entitled to as you heal from this challenging and painful ordeal.


You Deserve an Experienced Construction Accident Lawyer New York

Despite New York labor laws that mandate safe working environments, construction remains the most hazardous industry in the state. Every year, dozens of workers are killed and thousands more are injured in construction-related accidents. These injuries can be debilitating and cause long-term pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, the desire to save money can lead some employers to take shortcuts in construction, putting workers at risk of injury or even death.

If you have been hurt in a construction accident, it is important to seek compensation for your injuries. However, it is essential to be selective when choosing a personal injury lawyer to handle your NY construction accident case.

Although you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, filing a personal injury claim can be a challenging, lengthy, and intimidating process. Your claim may be met with opposition from employers, construction site owners, insurance companies, and other parties.

At Barillari Law, our construction site accident attorneys are dedicated to helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve. With over 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to handle even the most complex cases. Our personal injury law firm is committed to providing New York construction workers with the highest quality legal representation.

Our knowledgeable trial lawyers are well-versed in New York construction and labor laws. We have a comprehensive understanding of the worker’s compensation system and the necessary steps to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. We are committed to providing the best representation possible and will fight to get you the benefits you deserve.


We Handle All Construction Accident Cases in New York

At Barillari Law, our New York construction accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve after an injury on the job. We specialize in all types of cases related to construction accidents, including:

  • Welding accidents
  • Structure failure
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Punch press malfunctions
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Logging accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Forklift accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Falls
  • Elevator accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Dumpster accidents
  • Cutting accidents
  • Brazing accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Compressor accidents
  • Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
  • Wrongful death, and more.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in New York, New Jersey, or any other part of the tri-state area, don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. Our experienced construction accident lawyers will fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.


We’ll Help You Get Money For All Your New York Construction Accident Injuries

It is unjust that some law firms in New York only take cases involving catastrophic injuries sustained at construction sites. Everyone who has been injured while on the job should be entitled to seek compensation, regardless of the severity of their injuries.

At Barillari Law, our construction accident law firm is dedicated to helping you recover the compensation you deserve for any injuries sustained on a construction site, no matter how minor or severe. We are experienced in handling all types of construction accident injury cases, from the most minor to the most serious. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact us to discuss your legal options and the possibility of recovering money for your injuries.

  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Neck injury
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Broken bones
  • Chest injury
  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury, or other injuries.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us for assistance - your initial consultation is complimentary. Should you be unable to come to our legal offices to discuss your matter, our knowledgeable and highly competent personal injury attorneys will come to you.

We make things easy for you. All you need to do is contact us and we’ll come to you whether you’re at home, at work, or in the hospital recovering from your injuries.

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