New York City and Long Island Construction Site Accident Lawyers
If you are the victim of a construction accident, you have rights. However, understanding the complex laws and regulations associated with construction sites in New York City is something that requires advanced legal experience. With over 45 years of service, the construction accident lawyers at Levine and Slavit, are ready to assist you. Our attorneys can establish liability, ensure coverage for your medical and other expenses, and provide a realistic explanation of your case and your rights in workplace accidents.
Establishing Liability for Construction Accidents
Levine and Slavit will work diligently to establish liability in your construction accident claim. Liability may fall on a variety of parties, including owners, employers, contractors, and agents. Because the law protects your rights – and is ever-changing – rely on the decades of experience your lawyers have in proving liability, so you can receive the compensation you need.
New York Scaffold Laws
Referred to as “scaffold laws” or “safe place to work laws,” New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 have been protecting construction workers for more than 200 years. These laws state that legal responsibility lies with the owner and contractor at a construction site if a worker is harmed as a result of a fall, or an impact injury caused by something falling.
Types of Construction Accidents
Working on a construction site leaves you open to a variety of hazards. Whether you suffer injuries related to a fall, crane and heavy machinery, an elevator accident, or a window washing accident, our attorneys can provide you with experienced representation.
- Construction Fall Accidents – Whether your fall was from a ladder, scaffold, or other height, our experienced attorneys are ready.
- Crane and Heavy Machinery Accidents – Crane and heavy machinery accidents can have devastating effects on construction workers, including death. Whether a crane has collapsed as a result of defects or human error, or if you have been hurt in a forklift or backhoe accident, the attorneys at Levine and Slavit can assist you.
- Elevator Accidents – Laws governing liability in elevator accidents are specific. However, they are not consistent across all jurisdictions.
- Window Washer Accidents – Your dangerous job as a window washer brings with it specific laws that protect you.
Contact Us Today
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a construction accident, such as a fall or impact, contact our New York City and Long Island construction accident lawyers today. We will work hard to establish liability and recover the compensation you deserve, so you can treat your injuries and move forward in your life.