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Construction Accidents

Construction Accidents

Brooklyn Construction Accident Attorneys Serving New York City Construction Accident Victims

$8 Millionfor a window washer who fell four stories

New York law firm handles construction accident cases

The attorneys at the Brooklyn-based law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki have more than 30 years of experience fighting for maximum awards for victims of NY construction accident cases. The law firm handles construction accident cases in the fields of:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Defective machinery
  • Worker falls
  • Hoisting accidents
  • Forklift or crane accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Excavation and trenching accidents
  • Toxic fumes
  • Asphyxiation
  • Explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Welding accidents
  • Defectively constructed sidewalks

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, contact the firm today for a free consultation. No recovery, no fee.

Common types of construction accidents

According to the Department of Labor & Industries, seven types of accidents cause most work-related construction injuries:

  • Caught in/under/between accidents involve pinching, squeezing, or crushing a body part in machinery or between objects.
  • Falls from elevation include any fall from a significant height, such as from ladders or roofs.
  • Falls at same level typically involve slipping, tripping, or falling on flat surfaces, often as the result of poorly-maintained premises.
  • Struck by/against accidents can include hitting a body part against something, suffering injury when struck by a flying object, or even injury caused when noise damages the ear drum.
  • Motor vehicle accidents can involve traffic accidents, but they can also potentially involve heavy motorized equipment.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries of the upper body typically affect the neck, back, and arms and include repetitive motion injuries, cases of overexertion, and a variety of other situations.

The importance of legal representation

New York workers compensation laws may prevail for construction accidents and injuries in NYC, Manhattan, or elsewhere in NY. While this coverage allows victims to collect even if their own negligence causes an accident, they can experience many complications during the claims process, such as the following:

  • Insurance companies can unfairly deny claims by using false allegations against an injury victim.
  • Employers may attempt to require a return to work before full recovery.
  • Contractors may be exempt from workers compensation coverage.

The attorneys at Rubenstein & Rynecki have a strong dedication to helping injured workers receive fair treatment for their claims. And when workers suffer injury due to third-party negligence — such as when using faulty equipment — we can often help victims pursue an additional personal injury claim to help ensure they recover all damages they deserve.

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Representing victims since 1972

Rubenstein & Rynecki and its predecessor firms have been representing victims since 1972. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, major or minor, suffered medical malpractice or been a victim of police misconduct, you may be entitled to money damages. Rubenstein & Rynecki may be able to help you. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Case Results

  • $62 million verdict

    $62 million verdict for medical malpractice causing double amputation

  • $22.9 million verdict

    $22.9 million verdict (reduced on appeal) for a motorcyclist struck by a milk truck in Queens

  • $17.9 million

    $17.9 million for medical malpractice causing amputation of hands and feet