COVID-19 UPDATE: The Perecman Firm is open! Our team is working remotely and offering confidential consultations via phone, e-mail, and video conferencing. Read more from Founding Attorney, David Perecman.

Did You Suffer a Weather Related Construction Injury? We Take a Stand for Injured Construction Workers

The Perecman Firm has recovered more than 50 verdicts & settlements of a million dollars or more for our clients in the last five years alone.

Contact Us

No Fees Unless We Win 
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • Construction Accident $5,750,000
  • Construction Accident $1,325,000
  • Construction Accident $15,208,168**

    Construction Worker Fell from a Ladder: Jury Verdict.

  • Construction Accident $12,000,000

    Union driver was injured in a fall off of a ladder that was attached to a truck container.

  • Construction Accident $11,899,469***

    Union Worker Fell from a Scaffold

  • Construction Accident $10,000,000

    Laborer fell from a suspended scaffold. Case settled after jury verdict for $10,020,000.

  • Construction Accident $9,900,000

    Settlement for Union laborer who fell from a rolling scaffold.

  • Construction Accident $9,825,000

    Construction worker/laborer fell from the scaffold, jury verdict.

  • Construction Accident $9,359,622

    Jury verdict for mason worker who fell two floors from the side of a building.

  • Construction Accident $6,000,000

    Union crane operator injured on the job.


Weather-Related Construction Accidents

NYC Construction Accident Lawyers with 40+ Years’ Experience

New York is home to all four seasons, and although that makes for picturesque settings, it can also create substantial risks for construction workers who must brave inclement conditions and an array of weather-related hazards that make their jobs even more dangerous than they already are. From freezing temperatures, ice, and snow to slush, rain, wind, and more, adverse weather conditions can quickly turn a construction site into a ticking time bomb filled with serious hazards.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident in which weather-related issues played a role, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is available to review your case and determine whether you may have a potential workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. Our firm’s award winning attorneys handle more construction accident cases in a single year than many injury attorneys handle in the entirety of their careers. Let us help you take the steps toward the compensation you need.

Call (212) 577-9325 to speak with an NYC construction accident attorney. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. proudly serves clients across all five boroughs and the state of New York.

Adverse Weather & Construction Accidents

Having served New York City construction workers and families since 1983, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has handled many construction accident cases involving various weather-related conditions. Although these cases were all unique, they often involved the negligence and failures of businesses, contractors, and others in position to ensure the safety of workers and passerby. That’s not only because any misstep is magnified in adverse weather, but also because seasonal changes and weather conditions often require certain steps to be taken.

Slippery surfaces, cold weather, and moisture comprise some of the most significant risks on any worksite. Examples of common construction accidents and injuries involves these types of weather-related dangers include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – Slippery roads increase the risks of all types of auto accidents. Should commercial vehicles be involved, risks for serious and fatal injuries increase dramatically.

  • Slip and fall accidents – Slips and falls are among of the leading causes of work-related injuries, and include not only falls on even surfaces, but also falls from heights and accidents involving ladders, scaffolding, and lifts / hoists.

  • Crane accidents – Cranes and hoists are key features on many worksites, but they can become hazards in poor weather, including high winds, rain, and snow.

  • Falling object accidents – In addition to posing risks of slips and falls and vehicle crashes, wet and slippery conditions can also increase risks for falling objects and struck-by-object injuries.

  • Weather-related injuries – Construction workers who perform job-duties outdoors face additional stress on their skin and bodies in poor weather, increasing risks for injuries such as immersion / trench foot, hypothermia, and frostbite, especially when works don faulty safety equipment or lack the proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Risk of carbon monoxide poisoning also increase during winter months when gas-powered equipment (including heaters) are used in enclosed areas.

  • Electrocution / Fires – Downed power lines and trees, as well as wet conditions, can create hazards for electrical injuries and electrocution. Damage to electrical wiring and gas lines caused rain or wind may also result in fires and explosions.

  • Building collapses – Buildings not built to code are more vulnerable to collapsing in adverse weather, as are structures under construction.

Weather is by no means a new phenomenon, which is why regulators and lawmakers are well aware of how averse weather can increase risks for various types of accidents on construction sites. As such, there are often procedures by which employers, premises owners, and others must conduct themselves to ensure the safety of workers and anyone nearby. That includes compliance with various New York State Labor Laws, OSHA regulations, and rules for avoiding the use of certain machines, such as cranes in high winds.

Injured? Speak With a Proven NYC Injury Attorney: (212) 577-9325

Since 1983, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has recovered over half a billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for injured victims and their families – many of whom suffered harm and losses in construction accidents across New York City. If you have questions about your rights, options, and how our nationally recognized personal injury lawyers can guide you through the legal journey ahead, do not hesitate to request a free and confidential case evaluation with an experienced lawyer form our team. Our firm is available to discuss cases throughout the NYC and beyond.

Have You Been Injured?

Contact our NYC construction accident lawyers to get the seasoned legal representation you need. We offer free case evaluations.

Past Clients Share Their Stories:

  • “They helped me when I needed it the most.”

    - Pedro B.
  • “All I can say is that you are going to be in good hands.”

    - Alfredo N.
  • “I highly recommend The Perecman Firm for your legal needs. WHEN YOU WANT THE JOB DONE, PERECMAN'S THE ONE!”

    - Joseph L.
  • “The entire law firm is amazing and they all made an amazing difference in my life.”

    - Naida M.
  • “He had surrounded himself with capable professionals to represent his firm. I wish this had been my first stop.”

    - Anonymous

When You Call Us

  • We have over 40+ years of proven legal experience under our belts.
  • We make you our top priority.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • We are premier trial lawyers and smart litigators.
  • We have a stellar record of success in accident cases.

No Fees 

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.