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New York City Construction Accident Attorney

Helping Hardworking Americans Recover Fair Compensation

Millions of hardworking men and women work in one of America’s largest and most important industries, the construction and building trade. From residential projects to civil engineering contracts, carpenters, masons, electricians and countless other men and women are put to work every day. While the industry provides jobs to many people, it is known to be one of the most dangerous in which to work.

Despite the hazardous nature of the industry, construction workers in New York can secure compensation in the event they suffer an injury on the job. From workers’ compensation claims to personal injury lawsuits, our firm is here to help. Our reputable New York City construction accident attorneys are ready to assist with your case.

Our team of construction accident lawyers is led by founding attorney, David Perecman. Every year, he is invited to spread his knowledge of New York’s Labor Law to other lawyers at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). John Keenan, a former trade union Business Agent and a union member, works alongside David as your Client Relations Coordinator. Our team also consists of construction site safety experts and engineers, as well as former police officers working as investigators.

Our firm is proud to work with all types of workers from various unions. Our past and present clients include members of the following building and construction trade union locals:

  • Laborers Unions

    • Construction and General Building Laborers Local 79
    • Laborers Local 78
    • Pavers & Roadbuilders Local 1010
    • Laborers Local 66
    • Building Concrete, Excavation & Common Laborers Local 731
  • Carpenters Unions

    • Carpenters Local 157
    • Concrete Carpenters Local 212
    • Carpenters Local 45
    • Carpenters Local 926
    • Timbermen & Dockbuilders Local 1556
  • Electrical Workers’ Unions

    • Electrical Workers Local 3
  • Cement & Concrete Workers’ Unions

    • Concrete Workers Local 20
    • Cement & Concrete Workers Local 6A
    • Concrete Workers Local 18A
  • Sheet Metal Workers’ Unions

    • Sheet Metal Workers Local 28
    • Sheet Metal Workers Local 137
  • Roofers Unions

    • Roofers Local 8
  • Ironworkers Unions

    • Ironworkers Local 580
    • Metallic Lathers Local 46
    • Ironworkers Local 361
    • Ironworkers Local 40
  • Elevator Constructors Workers’ Unions

    • Elevator Constructors Local 1
  • Steamfitters Unions

    • Steamfitters Local 638
  • Plumbers’ Unions

    • Plumbers Local 1
  • Asbestos Workers’ Unions

    • Asbestos Workers Local 12A
  • Bricklayers’ & Allied Craftworkers Unions

    • Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1
  • Tile Marble & Terrazzo Unions

    • Tile Marble & Terrazzo B.A.C. Local 7
  • Heat & Frost Insulators’ Unions

    • Heat & Frost Insulators Local 12
  • Painters’ Unions

    • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, DC9
  • Teamsters’ Unions

    • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Operating Engineers’ Unions

    • International Union of Operating Engineers

Don’t wait! Contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. at (212) 577-9325 today.

When You Call Us, You Can Be Confident Knowing:

  • We have a record of success in construction accident cases.
  • We are real trial lawyers and smart litigators.
  • We are well-respected in the legal and construction community.
  • We make your best interests our top priority.
  • We have 30+ years of proven legal experience under our belts.

Types of Coverage Provided Under Workers’ Comp

It is important to understand your rights following a construction accident. Whether you are an injured worker or a mourning family member who has lost a loved one, our legal team is here to help. In New York, if you are injured while performing daily work tasks, you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.

The benefits provided through workers’ compensation can include:

  • Full coverage of medical costs
  • Partial compensation for lost wages
  • Potential disability benefits
  • Death benefits

These benefits can also include cash benefits, supplement benefits, durable medical goods benefits, pharmacy benefits, and many others. In cases where negligence is involved - whether on your part or your employer’s - you are still entitled to workers’ comp benefits. However, this may be the only legal avenue that allows you to pursue compensation from your employer in most cases.

undefinedThird-Party Liability in Construction Accidents

Depending on the nature of your injury and accident, there may be multiple parties responsible. For example, you could bring forward a workers’ compensation claim to get financial recovery from your employer. However, in many cases this compensation doesn’t cover the extent of damages a worker suffers.

If a third party, such as an equipment manufacturer, grossly negligent supervisor, or maintenance company was in some way responsible for your accident, you could pursue a lawsuit against them in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. This allows for a wider compensation than typical compensation claims for work-related accidents.

What Damages Can Workers Recover?

When you bring a lawsuit forward against a third-party, you may be able to recover additional damages to those you can recover from a workers’ compensation claim.

These damages can include:

  • Past and future lost wages in full
  • Lost earning potential or ability
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy and additional health-related costs
  • Punitive damages in certain extreme cases

The NYC construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have the knowledge, skill, and expertise to help you resolve your case. Allow our firm to review your case and work with you to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

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We proudly serve clients from Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, and Staten Island. Reach out to us today or fill out a free case evaluation to get started.

More Than $350 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 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.

See Our Results
  • $15,208,168

    Construction Accident. Union sheet metal worker who fell from ladder.

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    Case settled after verdict for $7,940,000
  • $11,899,468

    Construction Accident. Union worker fell from suspension scaffold sustaining injury to back.

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    *Case settled pursuant to stipulated amount of $5,000,000
  • $10,000,000

    Construction Accident. Laborer fell from suspended scaffold.

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    Case settled after jury verdict for $10,020,000
See Our Results

What You Need To Know About Construction Accidents

1 in 5 workplace fatalities occur in construction (the highest rate of all industries). There are roughly 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There are 4 types of injuries that are responsible for more than
half of all construction accident injuries:

The Fatal Four


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