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New York Construction Accident Lawyer

Have you or a loved one gotten hurt on a construction site? Contact the NYC construction accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. at (212) 227-4000 for a free consultation. You may have the right to recover compensation for your injuries. We promise to fight to get you the money you need and deserve.

Since 1977, our attorneys have been committed to helping injured construction site accident victims in New York. We know how devastating and expensive a construction site injury can be. That’s why we’ll go above and beyond to secure meaningful compensation on your behalf. The money you get can help to cover medical costs, lost wages, and even disability. 

Don’t hesitate to contact our New York City law office to discuss your case today. We’re always available to take your call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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You Deserve an Experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney

Construction workers have the most dangerous jobs in New York City. Despite tough New York labor laws that require employers to provide safe working conditions, accidents happen a lot. Every year, dozens of construction workers are killed on job sites across the city. Thousands more suffer painful and debilitating injuries.

Unfortunately, employers sometimes cut corners to save money. Those shortcuts ultimately put construction workers like you in harm’s way.

When you get hurt on a construction site, fighting for compensation will be one of the most important things you do. Don’t trust just any attorney with your New York construction accident case. Even though you may be entitled to money for your injuries, actually getting cash in your hands can be tough. Insurance companies, construction site owners, and any negligent third parties will fight you every step of the way. 

You deserve to work with a New York City personal injury law firm that has extensive experience handling these challenging cases. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., all we do is personal injury law. Our attorneys have been fighting on behalf of injured construction workers across the city for more than four decades. 

We know New York labor and construction laws inside and out. We’re intimately familiar with the workers’ compensation system and what it takes to secure the benefits you deserve. We know how to approach your case and give you the best shot at getting the money you deserve.

Our aggressive approach has helped us secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our injured clients.

Our record of success speaks for itself:

  • $6.57 Million Verdict on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who got hurt on a job site because of his employer’s negligence.
  • $2.25 Million Verdict obtained on behalf of a Bronx construction worker who got hurt because of unsafe work site conditions.
  • $2 Million Verdict secured for the family of a construction worker who fell off of a ladder and died on a dangerous Brooklyn construction site.

When you turn to us for help after a construction site accident, you can benefit from our nearly 100 years of combined experience. There’s no risk in asking us for help, so call our NYC construction accident lawyers to discuss your case today.

We Handle All NYC Construction Accident Injury Cases

Our NYC construction accident attorneys are prepared to help you demand compensation after you get hurt on the job. We handle all construction accident cases, including:

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

If you’ve been injured on a New York construction site, we’re here to help. We represent injured construction workers in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.

Give us a quick call to discuss your construction injury case today.

Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a NYC Construction Accident?

It’s hard to walk through the city and not see something under construction. Construction sites are so common – and so many people work in the construction industry – that the state has passed several labor laws to make the profession as safe as possible. These laws often dictate who might be liable for your injuries after an accident on a city construction site.

General Contractors and Construction Site Owners

When a property owner decides to build or change a structure in the city, they have to make sure that construction employees have a safe place to work. Owners and general contractors are legally obligated under Section 200 of the New York Labor Law to “provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”

In other words, property owners and general contractors have to take steps to ensure that construction sites are safe. If are any potential dangers could harm a worker, those must be addressed. Workers must have the necessary safety equipment to do their job.

Site workers must also be trained to do the job safely. It’s up to the general contractor and whoever owns the property under construction to make sure that the site is in a reasonably safe condition.

Section 240 of New York’s Labor Law is commonly referred to as the “Scaffolding Law.” It lays out how scaffolding and other dangeorus construction site equipment must be erected, secured, and fastened on a site. It also gives injured workers the right to hold property owners and/or general contractors strictly liable if they get hurt by or on:

  • Scaffolding
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Ladders
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons
  • Ropes, or other devices.

This section applies if you worked to erect, demolish, repair, alter, paint, or clean a building or structure. 

Strict liability means that you don’t have to prove the owner or contractor was negligent in any way. 


Construction sites have a lot of different moving parts. When a general contractor wins a bid, they delegate some of the work to subcontractors. Subcontractors are just as responsible for providing a safe work environment as general contractors. If you get hurt and a subcontractor is to blame, you might be able to hold them accountable for your injuries.

Engineers and Architects

Workers who suffer injuries on a New York construction site may also be able to hold site engineers or architects responsible. These professionals design buildings and structures. When they do so, they must adhere to generally accepted professional standards. In New York City, architects and engineers have to make sure that sites are inspected regularly.

Did you get hurt because of a building collapse or structural issue? Was a faulty design or inadequate inspection to blame? If so, the engineer or architect could be on the hook for your injuries. 

Equipment Manufacturers

Construction sites are filled with tons of different pieces of machinery and equipment. Even the most skilled laborer can get hurt when those machines are defective. When you get hurt on the job because of a defective piece of equipment, you might be able to hold the company that manufactured or sold it strictly liable.

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?

It depends. All construction workers can seek workers’ compensation benefits after an accident. If you file a workers’ compensation claim, you typically waive your right to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, you may still reserve the right to sue someone else if you got hurt because of unsafe working conditions or dangerous equipment.

We’ll Help You Seek Money For All of Your Construction Accident Injuries 

Some New York law firms will only agree to take your case if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury at work. That’s not fair to you. You deserve money for all of the injuries you sustain on a NYC construction site.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ll pursue compensation for all of your construction site injuries. No case is too big or too small. Call us for help if you’ve been in an accident and suffered:

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

Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation. Can’t make it into our NYC law office to discuss your case? That shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you deserve. When you can’t come to us, our personal injury lawyers will come to you.

We can visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you recover. All you have to do is call us and ask for help. It’s that easy.

Damages Are Available After a New York Construction Accident

Don’t underestimate the costs of a construction accident injury. Medical bills can add up quickly. Even a relatively minor injury can prevent you from working. A sudden loss of income can make it tough to take care of your day-to-day expenses, let alone the costs of your injury.

When you get hurt on a New York construction site, you can seek:

  • Benefits from a workers’ compensation insurance policy, or
  • Compensation from a negligent third party (e.g., owner, contractor, architect).

Workers’ compensation will limit your recovery to money for medical bills, lost income, and disability. 

When you file a lawsuit, you might also be able to receive money for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, including anxiety and depression
  • PTSD
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Don’t settle for less than your case is worth. We’ve worked hard to establish relationships with some of the most respected accident experts in the tri-state area. They can provide valuable insight into the more complicated and technical aspects of your case. 

With their assistance, we can better understand your injuries and how they might affect your life. This can, in turn, let us get a better idea of what your case is really worth.

How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim?

It depends on how you want to seek compensation.

Workers’ Compensation: You must notify your employer within 30 days of your construction site accident. Then you’ll have a limited amount of time to submit your claim for benefits.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: In New York, the statute of limitations for bodily injury claims is three years.

You will lose the right to get the money you deserve if you wait too long to assert your legal rights.

Call Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers For Help

Have you or someone you love gotten hurt on a construction site in the city? You’ve got enough to think about without the added stress of an injury claim or lawsuit. Contact the experienced NYC construction accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help. We’ll do everything in our power to get you the money you need and deserve.

Your first consultation is free, so call our law firm for help today. We’ll review your case, explain your rights, and help you decide how to move forward.


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