Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. has a special understanding and respect for workers who are injured on the job site by having a New York Construction Accident Attorney from our firm on your side you can maximize your chances of recovering awards for your injuries. We understand that construction workers are hardworking men and women, who are often confronted with dangers and hazards that may lead to serious injuries and even death. We know that accidents often occur during all different phases of construction, from demolition to painting and even from walking around the worksite.
Our firm is committed to helping workers and other hardworking men and women who have sustained work injuries. Our goal is to assist our clients from the inception of the case to the end to make the process easier for the injured worker and their families.
We represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in workplace accident claims, which have included roof, ladder and scaffold falls, exposure to harmful and toxic substances, falling debris, defects on the worksite, crane accidents, forklift accidents, electrocution accidents, injuries caused by machinery, injuries caused by lack of personal protective equipment and various other accidents.
Our attorneys have an excellent and proven record that puts us miles ahead of the competition and we are here to help you or someone you may know who has been the unfortunate victim of such an accident.
Common Construction Accidents Injuries:
The above are some of the most common construction accidents that occur yearly. However, there are a multitude of accidents that occur and our construction accident attorneys are experts in all areas of construction accidents and personal injury. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job, we are ready to assist you and discuss your potential claim.
We handle cases involving:
- Ladder accidents
- Crane accidents
- Unsafe Work Equipment
- Building collapse
- Trench collapse
- Toxic materials
- Falling debris
- Scaffold collapse
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Equipment failure
Unsafe Construction Sites Cause Accidents
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places. For this reason, the law protects both workers who traverse and work there, as well as firefighters and police officers who are there for a job. The property owner and contractors working on a site have a responsibility to maintain the site in a safe condition — including both the work areas and the passageways. Thus, if a firefighter or police officer responds to a job at a construction site and is injured, he or she may be entitled to compensation if the owner and contractors violate their duty.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a New York Construction Accident Attorney?
Our firm works on a contingency fee which means we do not charge you any fees unless we recover money for you. So, if you or someone you know may have a claim, feel free to call us so we can properly investigate your accident and help you get your questions answered.
Results from Construction Accident Cases:
Our NYC construction accident attorneys have been representing construction workers for the past 80 years, in that time span we have handled thousands of cases and achieved substantial awards for hardworking men and women.
Defective Scaffolding – $25.1 Million Verdict
Our client was in the process of assisting in the dismantling of a scaffold when the scaffold began to collapse causing him to jump and to suffer serious head injuries. We proved that our client was supplied with an unsafe scaffold and that he was improperly instructed as to how to dismantle it.
Crane Collapse – $21.4 Million Recovered
Two construction workers, ages 38 and 40, were killed, and a third worker, age 43, was seriously injured when a crane they were on collapsed.
General Negligence – Buried by Compost – Death $5.9 Million Recovered
A 38-year-old husband and father of three was killed when he was cleaning the back of his truck at a landfill and was buried alive by hot compost which was dumped on him by a negligent town employee.
Construction Bridge Collapse $4.5 Million Recovered
37 year-old crane operator was dismantling a construction bridge 25feet above sidewalk when it collapsed causing him to fall to the street below, resulting in disabling fractures of L1 vertebrae, left elbow, left ankle, left wrist and of the right ankle, requiring surgery.
Construction Accident – Scaffold Collapse $4.5 Million Recovered
24-year-old construction laborer was seriously injured when a scaffold collapsed on him resulting in vision and hearing loss.
Fall From Truck – $4 Million Recovered
A 26 year old truck driver sustained numerous fractures when he fell from his truck because construction site personnel negligently misdirected him.
Demolition Accident – $4 Million Recovered
57 year-old was injured during demolition work when a beam fell on both his legs resulting in an above-the-knee amputation of the right leg and a below-the-knee amputation of the left leg.
Construction Accident – Roof Collapse Man Lift Tips Over $3.75 Million Recovered
38 year-old bridge painter fell 25 feet from a man-lift when it rolled into an unguarded trench causing it to tip over, resulting in permanently disabling bilateral leg fractures, wrist fracture and herniated lumbar disc, requiring multiple surgeries.
Laborer Fell Through Hole – $3.6 Million Settlement
Reached during trial for our client, a steamfitter who was rendered a paraplegic when he fell through a hole at a construction site which, we contended, was neither properly covered nor barricaded.
Worker Falls from Roof – $3.5 Million Verdict
A maintenance worker, who suffered brain damage and a badly fractured elbow when he fell some 20 feet off the roof of a supermarket. At the time, he was trying to replace a large piece of roofing that had been blown off by the wind when he himself was blown off the roof by a gust of wind. We proved that the building owner’s failure to furnish a safety harness to our client and was in violation of New York’s Labor Law.
Shoulder and Brain Injuries – $3 Million Recovered
Worker injured by an industrial roll of cable, sustaining shoulder and brain injuries.
Man Struck by Construction Vehicle – Death $3 Million Recovered
37 year-old landscaper, husband and father of a 6-year-old, was at landfill construction site when he was struck by a payloader that backed up into him crushing him in between two trucks, causing his death.
for more results obtained by our firm for construction accidents victims.
Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer
You can call our office at 212-732-9000 or, you can contact one of our Construction Accident Attorneys by filling this form. If you are in the hospital or immobile in your home, our firm will also make arrangements to come visit you and talk about your case, at no charge to you. When handling legal matters, time is of the essence and the earlier you contact us the better we can assist you with your construction accident and ensure your rights are protected.