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Construction Accident Attorney

Experiencing a construction site accident can lead to long-lasting injuries, potentially leaving you unable to work.

Lost wages, growing medical bills, and physical and emotional pain can follow after your injury. 

Let the construction accident lawyers at Levine & Slavit in Manhattan and Long Island advance your injury claim while you focus on recovery.

Construction Accidents Are Common

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New York City experiences constant construction, and workers suffering injury at job sites is all too common. In 2021, Manhattan alone saw 298 construction accidents. Construction is a particularly dangerous field: the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that construction workers account for 27% of work injury fatalities in New York City, even though only 5% of the city's workforce are construction workers.  

If you are struggling after a construction-related injury, our construction accident lawyers can review the details of your case. If you have a construction accident case, our lawyers will do all they can to secure meaningful compensation for you. 

Why Choose Levine & Slavit? From Manhattan to Suffolk County, We've Earned Our Clients' Trust

Meaningful Victories

Our law firm stands for workers. We once secured a $650,000 settlement for a carpenter who required surgery for a fractured ankle and torn meniscus after falling from a ladder. Some clients have received millions of dollars because of our services.

Looking Out For You

A negligent landlord or general contractor may have strong legal representation of their own. These attorneys will likely use any information they can to get your claim thrown out of court. Our attorneys represent clients we believe in and will stand up for you against any legal professional or insurance representative.

Generations of Practice

The Levine & Slavit law firm was founded by Leonard S. Slavit and his father-in-law, Mr. Levine. Today, the practice is run by Mr. Slavit and his son Ira S. Slavit, cultivating three generations of legal practice serving New York. 

Our Law Firm Is Here For You

In addition to workers' compensation, construction accident victims may be entitled to a lawsuit.

Injured? Contact Levine & Slavit 

Workers who are trying to move on after a construction accident can be left unable to work and grappling with life-changing injuries. They may not be familiar with New York labor laws and feel overwhelmed when it comes to filing a claim. 

The personal injury lawyers of Levine & Slavit take a compassionate approach with each of our clients. We understand that a serious injury from work can put a great emotional and financial strain on you and your loved ones. 

Rather than struggling to collect workers' compensation benefits or navigate through New York's legal system, trust our construction accident attorneys to seek compensation on your behalf. Request a free consultation today at our offices in Manhattan or Mineola. 

Call (212) 687-2777

We Stand For NYC

"Mr. Slavit was my lawyer in a very high profile case He goes above and beyond his profession He fought so hard to make sure I was happy and in result I was extremely than happy This firm has served my husband's family for over 50 years and no complaints. He has now amazed me with his impeccable negotiating skills that gave us a positive resolution. Words alone can not say how grateful I am.
If you want a lawyer who treats you with respect in sensitive matters and as family Ira Slavit is the man I could go on and on. Thank you Ira for you made me extremely happy."

Lynne Rios

Workers Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Lawsuits 

Workers' Compensation

By law, employers are required to cover any injuries that happen while their employees are working. Workers' compensation does not require an injured worker to prove fault, and is often the best way to collect compensation after an injury. This insurance covers injuries due to negligence from a co-worker, employer, or even yourself.

In exchange for this insurance, however, workers are not allowed to sue their employer, and benefits will not include non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Workers' compensation claims are not always accepted. 

Pursuing Legal Action

If a negligent third party is responsible for your injury, you may have cause to sue them. Under state law, landowners and general contractors can be held responsible for dangerous working environments. This can include faulty equipment, hazardous conditions, and practices that are damaging to workers. Personal injury damages can far exceed the benefits you may receive from workers' comp.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be challenging. Trusting a results-driven law firm like Levine & Slavit can help you obtain a brighter future after your accident. 

Don't Wait Too Long Personal Injury Claims Have a Limited Window

The statute of limitations to file a personal injury in New York City is three years from the date of the injury. However, waiting years to pursue legal action can lead to less credible eyewitness accounts and missing evidence. If you are injured in a construction accident, you are more likely to retain more compelling evidence if you gather facts soon after your injury. 

Important Workers' Compensation Deadlines

For workers' compensation, you must provide written notification to your employer within 30 days of your injury. Failure to do so can forfeit your access to workers' compensation. It may seem impossible to miss a month-long deadline to file, but if you're visiting doctors, managing pain, and worried about finances, 30 days can pass by quickly. 

Injured workers should also file an Employee Claim with the state Workers' Compensation Board in case they develop a chronic condition because of their injury. You may not be able to collect compensation if you file later than two years after your accident. 

Contact our attorneys after your accident so you don't have to worry about missing deadlines. Let us focus on your legal needs so you can focus on healing and moving beyond your injury. 

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To pursue workers' compensation, you must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days of the construction accident.

New York City Stands by Levine & Slavit  Praise From Manhattan and Beyond


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There are not enough good words to say about this firm. They stood up for us and did a very good job. If you are looking for a good attorney who is very professional, than look no more.. Give Ira Slavit a call, I honestly think you will be happy with that decision.

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Levine & Slavit, PLLC

The law firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC has served clients in Long Island and the Greater New York City-area since 1957. We are a team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who work tirelessly for victims' rights. Our team is licensed and affiliated with the:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners
  • Florida Board of Bar Examiners
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

Please contact our practice online for a free consultation or call (212) 687-2777 to speak to an attorney today. 

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