New York City is in the midst of one of the biggest construction booms in history, if not the biggest. The city set a new record in 2017 when 168,233 construction permits were issued, breaking the decade-old record of 125,579 set in 2007. Brooklyn had more than $1 billion worth of projects from 2015 through 2017, including a $268.8 million dollar expansion of a residential building. According to the New York Building Congress, Brooklyn made up more than 26 percent of all construction activity in the city in 2017, and was the only borough where the majority of projects were focused on residential structures and renovations. These renovations are much needed improvements to the city, but every worksite needs to adhere to the safety standards set by state and federal laws. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and far too often these unsafe worksites result in serious injuries and even deaths.
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Finding the right legal representation is one of the most important things you can do after being injured on the job, and our Brooklyn construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm are ready to help you every step of the way. With more than 35 years of experience, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands when you work with us. Contact us today to discuss your legal options and take the next step.
There are a number of legal options potentially available if you were injured while working on a construction site. Depending on your situation, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the general contractor, site owner, or any other contractor that caused your accident. Workers in New York have some specific protections in place they can rely on, including Labor Laws 200, 240, and 241(6) which can be utilized to secure additional damages when workers’ compensation benefits don’t cover your injuries. Taking additional legal action is only possible under certain circumstances, so be sure to speak with your lawyer about whether or not your case falls under the protections afforded by New York Labor Laws.
If you were hurt on the job, it’s important to speak with an experienced Brooklyn construction accident attorney as soon as possible to go over your legal options. At The Perecman Firm, we have worked with thousands of injured workers across New York City, and through our efforts we have secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Give our firm a call at (212) 577-9325 today, or you can also fill out our online form to set up a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 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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