Workers at construction sites face daily risks when they are working with and around heavy equipment. While workers’ compensation benefits are available to the injured and to the family members of workers who die in accidents, these benefits do not go far in compensating the victims. Anyone injured at a work site is entitled to sue any responsible party other than his or her immediate employer. Suits can be maintained against a general contractor, subcontractors, landowners, product and machinery manufacturers, sellers, distributors, maintenance and cleaning companies, and any other party responsible for the accident in any way.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we are passionate advocates for injured construction workers and their families. We handle cases of serious injury and wrongful death in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, on Staten Island and Long Island or anywhere in New York. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
New York Construction Accident Lawsuits
If you are injured or a family member has died in a heavy equipment accident at a construction site in New York, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous construction site accident claims and can help you pursue all available avenues of compensation.
Improperly maintained or operated equipment such as cranes, trucks, backhoes, bulldozers, forklifts and others, can cause serious injury and death when an accident occurs. New York laws requires that the workplace be operated in a safe manner. The New York State Industrial Code prescribes specific rules governing the way in which construction work and worksites may be conducted.
In some cases, the injury is caused by the careless operation of the machine. In other cases, the injury may be caused by a defect in the machine. Our lawyers thoroughly investigate heavy equipment accidents to hold all negligent parties accountable.
New York Construction Equipment injury Attorney
Serving Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and the NYC Metro Area
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a construction accident in New York, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Call 212-732-2929 to speak with an experienced New York City heavy equipment accident lawyer.