Construction Trip & Fall Accidents

Did You Trip and Fall at a Construction Site?

If you’ve been injured due to a trip and fall or slip and fall while working at a construction site, you should not assume that workers’ compensation is your only option. You should talk to an experienced New York City construction accident attorney from our firm who can help you determine whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim to pursue.

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our experienced lawyers help injured construction workers pursue the full compensation to which they are legally entitled. Our legal team handles more of these claims every year than most firms do in their existence, making us highly qualified to take on your trip and fall case.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a trip and fall accident, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is ready to help you recover.

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Common Issues Leading to Trip & Falls

Under New York Labor Law 241, property owners, general contractors, and other parties can be held responsible for safety precautions on their job sites. This is true even if they are not the party who created the issue. If their negligence led to your injuries, you could pursue a wider range of compensation.

There are many factors that can result in slip or trip-and-fall accidents such as:

  • Construction debris: Site debris, particularly the remnants from cut rebar, wood, cement, metal, and wiring, is a major cause of trip-and-fall accidents on construction sites. When property owners or general contractors fail to keep an area clean and clear of debris, they may be held liable for resulting injuries.
  • Incomplete structures: While a project is underway, incomplete structural elements such as floors, staircases, and conduits may create trip-and-fall hazards. Owners and general contractors are responsible for overseeing construction sites and need to make sure workers are safeguarded against these hazards.
  • Snow and ice: When a building that is under construction is open to the elements, snow and ice can accumulate, creating a high risk of slip-and-fall accidents. These substances ought to be removed from any area where workers are.

Because personal injury claims are not brought against an employer, you can have peace of mind knowing our firm will handle your claim with confidentially and precision. We can also assist with a workers’ compensation claim if you need to file that as well. Whatever the case, be sure to turn to our New York City construction slip and fall lawyers for counsel you can trust.

Why Trust Your Case to Our Firm?

Lead attorney, David Perecman, has been handling injury claims in New York for more than 40 years. In that time, he has recovered record-setting settlements for injury victims, including hundreds of millions of dollars for construction workers. If you need to assert your rights under Labor Law 241, be sure to turn to our firm. We know and understand the implications of this unique law in regards to property owners, developers, and general contractors and can use this to help benefit the strength of your case.

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