Construction site accident

New York City Construction Accident Lawyers

Construction site accident

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New York, you need a law firm with extensive experience and a proven record of results. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we have recovered more than half a billion dollars for accident victims and their families. Our New York construction accident attorneys have earned a reputation as tough litigators and negotiators who stop at nothing to secure maximum results for our clients.

We are a law firm that has built a reputation for aggressively handling construction accident cases in New York and for simplifying the legal process by pursuing every avenue to maximum financial recovery for our clients. This means you only need one firm for your workers’ compensation claim, personal injury lawsuit, Social Security disability claim, appeals, and any other legal challenges arising out of your work accident.

Our firm was founded by David Perecman, one of the most highly experienced and skilled construction accident trial lawyers in New York. For years, he has led lectures for other lawyers at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) to spread his knowledge of New York’s laws protecting construction workers. This is a position he earned through years of experience and record-setting success.

All of our attorneys are highly experienced in handling construction accident cases, including those involving falls from heights, ladder accidents, scaffold accidents, crane accidents, falling objects, trips and falls on construction sites, slips and falls on construction sites, electric shock accidents, and accidents involving power saws and powered machinery.

Our resources include a roster of construction site safety experts and engineers, as well as a former police officer working as an investigator. Our proven skills in handling construction accident cases have led to our long track record of multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

Contact us today for a free review of your case. You do not pay any fees while we work on your case. In fact, you only pay us when we recover compensation for you, whether through a verdict or settlement.

Our Track Record: Maximum Results for Injured Construction Workers

In construction accident cases, our team works to identify every possible source of compensation and then fights for maximum recovery. Some of our notable cases include:

  • $15,208,168 ─ Jury verdict for a union sheet metal worker who fell from an unsecured A-frame ladder while performing duct work
  • $12,000,000 ─ Settlement for union driver injured in a fall off a ladder attached to a truck container
  • $11,899,468 ─ Jury verdict for a union laborer who fell backwards from a suspension scaffold and sustained injuries to his back
  • $11,000,000 ─ Settlement for an injured worker
  • $10,000,000 ─ Settlement in court after a jury verdict for a laborer who fell five stories from a suspended scaffold
  • $9,900,000 ─ Settlement for a union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold when attempting to climb down the side frame of the scaffold after not being provided with a ladder
  • $9,825,000 ─ Jury verdict for a laborer who fell 15 feet from a scaffold that toppled over
  • $9,360,000 ─ Jury verdict for a mason worker who fell almost 25 feet (two stories) to the sidewalk below from the side of a building when he fell over the edge of the building’s flooring framework
  • $7,986,908 ─ Jury verdict for a union dock builder injured on the job when a steel block weighing four tons swung and crushed his foot
  • $6,000,000 ─ Settlement for a union crane operator who fell 13 feet from a fixed ladder to the platform below

Understanding Your Rights After a Construction Accident in New York

Millions of hardworking men and women in America make a living in the construction and building trades. From residential projects to commercial high-rises to government infrastructure projects, people in a range of different trades – including electricians, carpenters, iron workers, laborers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers, and plumbers – support themselves and their families from these jobs that are so essential to our country’s growth and success.

Because of the essential nature of these jobs, New York has special laws in place specifically to protect construction and building workers.

Construction workers who are injured on the job oftentimes have multiple options for pursuing compensation for the losses they suffer:

  • A worker may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a contractor or construction site owner to recover payment for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages and benefits. You can often do this even if the contractor or owner had nothing to do with your accident.
  • In addition, a person injured in a construction accident on the job can make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical expenses and part of their lost wages while out of work.
  • If the worker becomes disabled from work in a construction site accident, they may be able to file for Social Security Disability benefits, depending on their age, injuries, and other factors.

At The Perecman Firm, we handle all three of these claims and fight every day for workers who were injured in construction accidents that should never have happened. Let us put our knowledge and skills to work for you.

A Message From Founder: David Perecman