Queens Construction Attorney
Help When You Need It Most
Construction sites are inherently dangerous work environments. Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed at New York construction sites. Even though construction companies and site owners are required by New York labor laws to inspect the construction site with safety engineers and implement strict safety measures, workers still face great risk for work-related injury or fatality.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction site injury, our Queens construction attorneys can help. Ever since 1971, we have been representing plaintiffs injured in construction accidents in the greater New York area. We understand the pain and tragedy involved in construction site injuries.
Causes of Construction Injuries
Due to the inherent danger of construction sites, accidents are bound to happen, resulting in life-altering injuries to the worker. Our Queens construction attorneys have handled different types of cases for our clients involving:
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Exposed power lines
- Faulty scaffolding or other supports
- Building collapses
- Crane accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Compressed gas accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Welding accidents
- Unsafe practices
- Accidents due to poor supervision and poor coordination
Regardless of what caused your construction accident, our Queens construction attorneys are dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation you deserve.
Recovery Under New York’s Labor Laws
A construction worker involved in a work-related accident may have a claim against the general contractor and/or site owner pursuant to New York State Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241(6).
- Section 200: Codifies a common obligation on general contractors and site owners to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a work site.
- Section 240: Allows injured construction workers to bring lawsuits against property owners or general contractors who violate this section by holding them strictly liable for the injuries the workers suffered as a result of inadequate or missing safety equipment at elevated work sites, such as scaffolds.
- Section 241(6): Imposes a duty upon general contractors and/or site owners to comply with all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code.
You Can Count On Us
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the experienced Queens construction attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com