Officials in New York City issued a record number of construction permits in 2017 (168,233), breaking a decade-old record (125,579) and helping push the city’s skyline to new heights. The Bronx saw the start of more than $2 billion in new construction projects that year alone, and residential developments made up more than half of all new projects and renovations. Since 2013, more than 14 percent of all construction projects took place in the Bronx according to the New York Building Congress, including some massive projects like the Unionport Bridge rehab and RFK-Triborough Bridge renovation. While these projects will play a huge part in the future of the city, every worksite needs to adhere to the strict federal and state safety standards. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
If you were hurt on the job, call The Perecman Firm at (212) 577-9325 today to discuss your case.
If you were injured on a construction site because of a fall from heights, tripping or slipping hazard, falling object, power saw accident, or for any other reason, you may be able to seek legal action to secure the compensation you deserve. At The Perecman Firm, we will work to make sure that you are in the best possible position to obtain full compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Contact our Bronx construction accident lawyers today to discuss your legal options with a member of our legal team.
Construction workers injured on a worksite in New York City have a number of potential legal options available to them, depending on their situation. In addition to workers’ compensation, you may be able to pursue legal action against the companies who have the responsibility to keep the worksite safe, including the owner of the site, the general contractor, or other contractors. The special New York laws that offer workers additional protections beyond those covered by workers’ compensation include Labor Law sections 200, 240, and 241(6), but pursuing a case under these laws is only possible in certain situations. An experienced attorney can help you find out if these options are available to you, navigate this process, and help you secure the maximum compensation possible.
Our Bronx construction accident attorneys have spent more than 35 years working with injured victims across New York City, and through our efforts we have secured more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you were seriously hurt on a construction site, contact The Perecman Firm to discuss your legal options with a member of our firm. Send us your information through our online form, or give us a call at (212) 577-9325 today for a free case evaluation.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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