Common Types Of Construction-Related Accidents

Unsafe or defective tools, falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs or other extreme heights — construction workers are constantly at risk of suffering serious injuries on the job.

If you have suffered injuries from a construction site accident, we can help. We are the construction site accident lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

Helping Workers Recover Compensation Since 1965

For more than 50 years, our attorneys have been advocating for the rights of injured construction workers. This is a prominent part of our practice.

Our New York City construction site accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting to help injured construction workers and their families recover the full compensation they need in the aftermath of a devastating construction accident injury or wrongful death.

Have you been injured on a construction site? We can help. Call: 212.732.4992 or 800.340.4992. Free consultation.

You Are Not Limited To Claiming Only Workers' Comp

Most construction workers understand that when they suffer an injury in some type of work-related accident — whether it be an equipment-related accident, a trip-and-fall accident or an accident involving falling construction debris — they can collect workers' compensation benefits to cover lost wages, medical expenses and other expenses related to their construction accident injury.

However, what many people do not realize is that although negligence claims cannot be brought against an employer following a work-related accident, claims can be brought against other negligent parties who caused or contributed to the construction site accident:

  • Owners of job sites, general contractors and construction managers
  • Owners of defective machinery or scaffolding
  • Subcontractors who negligently operated a forklift or crane
  • Contractors or subcontractors who failed to adhere to safety requirements
  • Subcontractors responsible for falling objects, such as screws, pieces of sheet metal or other construction debris
  • Other individuals or third parties responsible for construction accidents

Any negligence on a construction site can amount to life-altering injuries and even death. Our attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., meticulously investigate the accident and identify negligence claims and third-party liability claims in order to maximize each client's financial recovery.

We have helped electricians, carpenters, sheet-metal workers and other members of the construction trades who have suffered career-ending injuries due to the negligence of others, including owners of job sites, contractors, subcontractors and other negligent parties responsible for construction site accidents.

View additional construction accident results and other verdicts and settlements.

Injured On A Construction Site? We Can Help.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, you can count on the lawyers at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., for skilled, informative representation committed to helping you recover the compensation you need.

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You will owe no legal fees unless we recover money damages on your behalf. Call our Manhattan office locally at 212.732.4992 or toll free at 800.340.4992.

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.