New York Construction Accident Attorney
Trying Cases on Behalf of the Seriously Injured for Nearly 25 Years
More construction workers are injured or killed in construction sites every year than employees in any other field. After a construction accident or injury, hiring an attorney is a good first step. An attorney who understands construction accident laws and who has experience representing injured workers can help you understand your legal rights, as well as the regulations and laws that allow you to get maximum compensation for the injury.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, our New York construction accident attorney brings almost 25 years of legal experience and an impressive track record of success to his practice. Founding partner Jason Paris has helped blue-collar workers and their families recover millions of dollars in compensation after construction accidents and jobsite injuries. Whether you are dealing with the aftermath of a minor injury, life-long disability, or fatal accident involving your spouse or another loved one, you can count on our team to provide aggressive legal help.
Call us for a free consultation at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.
Common Construction Accidents & Injuries
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private construction industry in New York led with the highest number of occupational fatalities in 2018, a trend that we have seen year after year in New York and throughout the U.S.
Because contractors, subcontractors, electricians, and others in the construction industry are required to work on hazardous jobsites and use heavy machinery and tools, they are at a fairly high risk of being injured on the job. Even when these injuries are not fatal, workers are likely to sustain catastrophic injuries, affecting nearly every aspect of their lives.
Common construction accidents and injuries include:
- Workplace falls
- Struck-by accidents
- Being hit by falling objects
- Lifting and back injuries
- Hand and power tool injuries
- Faulty equipment-related accidents
- Dangerous work sites
- Work vehicle accidents
- Collapses and shifting surfaces
- Chemical exposure
- Electrical accidents
- Safety violations
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) sets forth numerous regulations and safety guidelines for the construction industry sector. Unfortunately, OSHA violations are a leading cause of construction accidents. If you believe your injuries or the death of your loved one was due to unsafe work practices, negligent supervision or hiring, or any other negligent or wrongful factor, reach out to The Paris Law Group, PC to learn how we can help.
Our New York construction accident lawyer doesn’t just help clients collect the required proofs to negotiate a fair settlement but also represents cases in court when needed to recover maximum compensation. If you have been hurt on a construction site, we are ready to help.
Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
Construction accident claims are often very complex due to the many complicating factors involved. Because these incidents occur at work, injured workers may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, if third-party negligence contributed to the accident, the victim may also be eligible to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we are capable of navigating the legal process on your behalf and can assist you with a variety of construction accident-related needs, including but not limited to:
- Filing a workers’ compensation claim
- Appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim
- Filing a third-party personal injury claim or lawsuit
- Seeking wrongful death benefits through the workers’ compensation system
- Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent party
- Holding a manufacturer/distributor liable for a defective product
- Seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
Our firm has years of experience in protecting the legal rights of construction workers and their families, and we know how to fight—and win—construction injury and death cases both in and out of the courtroom.
Can I Sue My Employer after a Construction Accident?
In exchange for providing workers’ compensation, employers generally can’t be sued by their employees for injuries sustained on the job. However, there are exceptions. Even if you are unable to sue your employer, you may be able to sue another party that was responsible for your injury.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, our founding partner, Jason Paris, represents injured carpenters, painters, ironworkers, electricians, plumbers, and other construction workers in complex injury cases. No matter how you were injured, we can explain your legal rights and options during a free, no-obligation consultation. If you choose to work with our team, you will not owe any attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
We Can Reach Beyond Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation provides benefits for employees who are injured on the job, regardless of who was at fault. However, workers’ compensation benefits are limited. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to seek additional compensation.
Employers, property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, equipment operators, and manufacturers all share responsibility for keeping jobsites safe. If another party was negligent and caused you to be injured, they may be held liable for damages. Unlike workers’ compensation, which is limited, the civil justice system allows you to pursue unlimited damages, including money for loss of earnings potential and pain and suffering.
Turn to Our Team Today
The federal government and the state of New York offer a number of protections for construction workers, especially for those who work on ladders or scaffolds. Our construction accident lawyer can carefully review your accident and aggressively pursue a workers’ compensation claim and/or personal injury lawsuit against all parties that may be liable.
Reach out to us today to learn how we can help make you whole. Call (888) 365-4940 to get started.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.