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Tenacious New York Attorneys Fight for Victims of Construction Accidents

Determined legal representation for injured workers and bystanders

The construction boom in New York City has been great for the economy, but too often workers and passersby are injured due to unsafe conditions at the jobsite. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, we are determined to help victims of construction accidents get the compensation they deserve. For more than 20 years, our trial lawyers have fought hard-to-win cases, recovering millions of dollars for our clients. If you need reliable counsel for an injury or wrongful death claim related to a construction accident, you can trust our experience and our dedication.

Experience with a variety of construction accident cases

Construction sites are highly active areas with inherent dangers that contractors must attempt to minimize. Injury events that occur due to negligence include:

  • Crane collapses
  • Defective tools and machinery
  • Shock and electrocution
  • Falling objects
  • Falls from heights, ladders, and scaffolds
  • Fires and explosions
  • Heavy equipment negligence
  • Site excavation
  • Trench collapses
  • Violations of OSHA regulations

Injured passersby have the right to sue for negligence. Injured workers can file for workers’ compensation and may be able to sue for third-party negligence. Workers also have strong protections under New York’s scaffold law.

Special protections for workers under New York’s scaffold law

Since 1885, workers in New York who labor above ground level have enjoyed special protections under New York Labor Law § 240 (1), popularly called the scaffold law. This law provides a cause of action for workers injured in a gravity-related accident, such as a fall or being struck by a falling object. If the parties responsible for the worksite have violated a relevant safety law, they are absolutely liable for any injuries that result from the violation. Our construction accident attorneys investigate the circumstances of your injury to determine whether you have standing for a lawsuit under the scaffold law.

Contact a dedicated NYC law firm to manage your construction accident litigation

Construction accidents often result in serious, incapacitating injuries and death. For the success of your construction accident case, trust The Tacopina Injury Firm. We fight tenaciously to obtain the maximum level of compensation. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.