Construction Attorney New York & Long Island
Construction accidents are a common occurrence in New York City. During their 45 years of service, our construction accident attorneys have represented clients harmed by negligence, improper safety inspections, equipment problems and many other violations.
Workers' compensation does not always provide adequate reimbursement to construction accident victims. The attorneys at Levine and Slavit can help give you a realistic assessment of your case using their extensive skill and expertise to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our Manhattan and Long Island construction accident attorneys have helped clients throughout New York City and surrounding areas recover lost wages, medical expenses and compensation for pain and suffering. Depending on the nature of the accident, employers, owners, agents and contractors are all subject to liability in construction accident cases. You can be sure that the attorneys at Levine and Slavit will always consider your interests as our primary concern.
New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 - The Scaffold Laws
Since the late 1800s, New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, have been in place. Known as the "safe place to work" or the "scaffold" laws, these sections provide that if a worker is injured in the scope of a job as a result of falling from a height or as the result of being hit with something that falls from a height, the owner and the contractor in place at the construction site are legally responsible for the injury. This is true even if the worker was at fault, refused to use safety equipment, or was impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the injury.
If you are in the greater New York City area, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island or Manhattan and were involved in a construction accident or any other type of workplace accident, contact the attorneys at Levine and Slavit.