Injuries Resulting From Improper Safety Protection

The physical risks involved in construction are well-known to everyone in the industry. In New York City in particular, construction workers frequently work hundreds of feet in the air.

Anyone working at a great height or even lesser heights faces possible death or disability from a fall. In addition, people working on the ground below face an injury risk due to falling objects.

To reduce these risks, New York law requires property owners and general contractors to provide proper safety equipment to workers. This equipment can include safety belts, harnesses, lanyards and other equipment necessary to ensure safety. Further, scaffolds, ladders and other equipment must be in proper working order.

When someone is injured or killed as a result of a general contractor or owner's failure, a lawyer can be crucial in holding these parties accountable.

Taking Decisive Action For Injured Construction Workers In NYC

For decades, the law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., has been a trusted resource for severely injured construction workers across New York City and beyond. Our attorneys have helped numerous people who have suffered life-altering injuries get the financial resources they need.

Workers' compensation only provides for your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. Our construction accident lawyers will look closely at the facts of your case to determine if you have a personal injury claim in addition to workers' compensation.

If your injuries were caused because you did not receive proper safety equipment, you likely have a meritorious personal injury claim in addition to your workers' compensation claim. A successful personal injury claim can account for your full wage loss, loss of earning capacity, damages for pain and suffering and other damages.

When you work with our firm, you will be backed by a team of lawyers headed by two partners, each of whom has more than 30 years of legal experience. Our lawyers have obtained numerous successful outcomes for individuals in and out of the courtroom. We are known by other lawyers across the area for our skill and knowledge in this complex field of law.

Did Improper Protection Cause Your Injury?

Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or complete our contact form to schedule your free initial consultation. We accept all construction accident claims on a no-recovery, no-fee basis. From our office in Manhattan, we serve clients across the region.

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.