Injuries Caused By Slipping Or Tripping Hazards

Construction law mandates that job site owners, contractors and subcontractors provide their employees with a safe place to work free of slipping and tripping hazards. Construction workers often carry heavy materials and work on dangerous equipment. Failing to clear job sites of debris, grease, ice and other hazards increases the chance for a serious, life-altering accident.

Handling Cases Involving Slip-And-Fall Accidents

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have more than 50 years of experience representing construction workers who were seriously injured in a slip-and-fall (or trip-and-fall) accident. If you or a loved one was injured at a construction site, we will seek to obtain optimal compensation on your behalf.

Speak to an attorney at our firm about your slip-and-fall case. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to help you with every aspect of your claim.

Determining Who Is At Fault In Your Case

Construction sites often feature a myriad of different trades, including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, masons, steamfitters and others. Our firm's experienced attorneys can help to determine who is liable for failing to clear slipping and tripping hazards from the work area.

Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., is one of New York's premier construction accident law firms. We know how to effectively investigate the case and seek compensation from the appropriate party.

We can handle cases involving:

  • Slipping on grease, oil and other slippery liquids
  • Slipping on ice
  • Tripping on debris left by a construction crew
  • Tripping and falling down defective stairways
  • Tripping over tools and equipment
  • And other slip-, trip-and-fall accidents

Successfully Handling Slip-And-Fall Injury Cases

Slip-and-fall construction accidents can result in a variety of injuries, from broken bones and joint injuries to spinal cord injuries and brain damage. Some may even result in wrongful death. Our firm has successfully obtained many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients' injuries, including a $4.9 million settlement for a worker who was injured when he tripped on a defective stairway.

Contact Our New York Construction Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one was seriously injured as the result of slipping hazards or tripping hazards at a construction site, please contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., at our Manhattan offices for a free consultation. To set up an appointment, call us locally at 212.732.4992 or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW.

We accept slipping-and-tripping accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us no fee unless we obtain a financial recovery.

Case Results

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

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.