New York Construction Accident Lawyer
Helping Seriously Injured Workers in NYC for Nearly 25 Years
It is no surprise that more construction workers are injured or killed every year than employees in any other field. 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.
Construction Accident Cases We Represent:
- Crane Accidents
- Forklift Accidents
- Ladder Falls
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Chemical Exposure
- Electrical Accidents
- Safety Violations
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.
Injured in a New York construction accident? Call us for a free consultation at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. Available 24/7 for your convenience.
Why Hire an Attorney After a Construction Accident?
When a construction accident happens, hiring a skilled New York construction accident lawyer is a good first step. An attorney with indepth knowledge of construction accident laws and who has experience representing injured workers can help you understand your legal rights that you can get maximum compensation.
Additionally, a construction attorney attorney can help you by:
- Filing a claim for workers' comp benefits with your employer
- Investigating the cause of your accident to determine all liable parties
- Negotiating with insurance companies to secure maximum compensation
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against a liable third-party, if possible
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.
What Are the Most Common Construction Injuries in NYC?
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 injuries include:
- Being hit by falling objects
- Lifting and back injuries
- Hand and power tool injuries
- Falls from heights
- Severe burns
- Crush injuries and amputation
What Compensation Is Available 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, even if 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:
- 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.
Can I Sue a Third-Party for a Construction Accident?
Construction sites are complex places with many different elements working together all at once. There are workers, machines, tools, materials, and more spread out over a large area - sometimes spanning several city blocks. With so much going on, it's no wonder that accidents happen. But when they do, who is responsible?
There may in fact be multiple liable parties in your case.
Property Owner Negligence
Construction sites are dangerous places. There are many potential hazards, which is why most states have laws that require landowners to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of workers. When a landowner fails in this duty and someone is injured as a result, the injured party may be able to file a premises liability claim against the landowner.
To win such a claim, the injured party would need to show that:
- The landowner owed them a duty of care,
- The landowner breached that duty; and
- The breach of duty led to their injuries.
Proving these elements can be difficult, especially on construction sites where there are many different contractors and subcontractors involved.
Worksite Manager Negligence
In some cases, the worksite manager may be responsible for premises liability. This is because the worksite manager is typically responsible for overseeing all aspects of the construction project. However, proving that the worksite manager is liable can be difficult. The injured party would need to show that the manager knew or should have known about the hazard and did not take the necessary steps to fix it. Additionally, other workers may be found liable if improper use and storage of tools and other equipment made the worksite unsafe.
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.
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 New York Construction Accident Lawyer 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 New York 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.
If you've been injured, reach out to our New York construction accident attorney today to learn how we can help make you whole. Call (888) 365-4940 or contact us online to get started.
Slip and Fall $14.4 MILLION
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.
Slip and Fall $2.7 MILLION
Struck by a Bag of Cement $2.6 MILLION
Construction Accident $2.5 Million
We were able to win a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a pretrial offer of $150,000 for our client who sustained injuries from a construction accident.
Bus Accident $2.1 MILLION
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.