What Type Of Damages Can I Recover After A Construction Accident?

Construction workers can be injured in myriad ways. They may fall from ladders or scaffolds, trip over debris, be injured by a careless worker or suffer burns in explosions. Regardless of the cause, construction accidents often cause significant financial losses for workers. Medical expenses can pile up while household bills and rent go unpaid. Workers and families need some way to recover for their losses.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our attorneys focus on helping construction workers pursue damages for injuries in on-the-job accidents. We are committed to holding negligent parties responsible for accidents that cause life-changing injuries and helping our clients obtain the money damages they need to rebuild their lives.

Beyond Workers' Compensation Benefits

Many injured workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, which provide medical coverage and partial wage replacement. However, workers' compensation may not cover all of an injured worker's losses. Workers generally may not sue their employers for injuries, but they can often hold negligent third parties accountable for accidents.

Third-party claims can result in higher damages than workers' compensation. These personal injury lawsuits can result in damages that include:

  • Lost wages
  • Reduced ability to earn a living
  • Medical expenses, including physical therapy and other therapies, surgery, doctor visits and medication
  • Counseling and mental health treatment
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents may be able to collect damages for losses their loved one suffered as well as damages for loss of companionship and financial support.

Schedule A Free Case Evaluation Today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, the lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., can evaluate your case for potential claims against third parties. We are recognized for our knowledge of New York construction law cases and our dedication to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to put their lives back together.

From our offices in Manhattan, we serve clients in New York City and throughout the region. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle construction cases on contingency, which means that you won't owe attorney's fee unless we are successful.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.