New York City Construction Accident Lawyer

Injured in a NYC construction site?

With New York City building newer towers and skyscrapers, it’s no wonder construction is the most dangerous occupation here. Hundreds of workers face fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace every year.

Working from heights or carrying heavy objects is common in these work sites, which is why most serious injuries happen from slips, trips, and falls. And while the labor authorities and the city have passed laws to protect workers from these dangers, it isn’t always the case.

At The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, we protect you from becoming another statistic. Our attorneys are here to protect your right to fair worker’s compensation when you are injured on the job. Accidents are severe and can drastically change your life, and while recovery is your number one, the medical bills is another struggle you will face. Let us fight for you and get the compensation you deserve!

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Workers' Compensation for Construction Workers in New York and Long Island

Types of Construction Site Accidents

Our talented team at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian handle all complex cases of construction site accidents, including:

Equipment Malfunction

Scaffolding Falls

Roof and Ladder falls

Toxic Chemical Exposure

Falling Objects and Debris

Electric Shock

While these are common to construction sites, and safety measures are in place to prevent injuries from happening, you still have a right to fair worker’s compensation for your injuries regardless of how the accident happened.

NYC Construction Accident Common Causes

Negligence and lack of supervision/communication is often the most problematic when it comes to construction site accidents IN NYC. Frequent causes of these accidents include:

Improper maintenance of equipment and machinery

Lack of proper protective equipment

Failure to secure or install scaffolding

Lack of appropriate worksite training for machinery and equipment

NY Labor Law has provided rules in place for contractors and owners to make sure there is proper protection for workers, and machinery is safe for use. They have an obligation to make sure dangerous conditions are fixed, and warn their workers of possible dangers. So, what happens of these are broken?

Serious Construction Injuries That Can Happen

While the minor cuts and bruises are inevitable, injuries can get much more serious without proper protection, communication, and supervision beforehand. Workers hurt in these types of accidents often suffer:

Broken bones

Joint dislocation

Head injuries

Brain injuries

Lifting injuries


Some of these injuries are life-altering, not just for you, but for your family as well. You might not even be able to enjoy life as it was before the accident. You have to make sure your injuries recover, and that medical bills/expenses are paid as well. This is why it is important to know your rights as a worker!

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Construction Workers

If you are a construction worker and got injured in a construction site or at some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to have workers’ compensation insurance which has your back covered in case of a construction accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a construction accident.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced construction accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve!

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!


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