A construction site is one of the most dangerous places to work in the United States. Fortunately, there are New York labor laws that protect construction site workers by requiring construction companies to inspect each site and implement a vast number of safety measures designed to prevent injury to site workers. Unfortunately, sometimes these safety measures fail, and when they do, a serious accident or wrongful death can occur.
Construction accidents are incidents in which there has been an injury or fatality occurring on a construction site (with or without a work permit), or caused by construction activity on a conjoining site. With nearly one million buildings in New York City, and thousands of them under construction, it is no surprise that frequent accidents occur.
Common construction site accidents include:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Slips and falls
- Ladder accidents
- Welding accidents
- Cutting and brazing mishaps
- Structural or building collapses
- Forklift and other machinery malfunctions
- Nail and staple gun accidents
- Gas explosions
- Crane accidents
Many of the serious construction site injuries occur on sites that have not properly implemented the required safety measures. When these preventable accidents occur, our firm believes that you should be taken care of and those not following the laws to protect workers should be held accountable. The Pryor Law Firm has served the New York City area for two decades and in this time we have achieved full and fair compensation for our clients in countless serious accident and wrongful death cases.
Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.