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 past and present clients include members of the following building and construction trade union locals:
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Construction Accident. Union sheet metal worker who fell from ladder.
Construction Accident. Union worker fell from suspension scaffold sustaining injury to back.
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: