Construction Accidents

We are highly experienced personal injury lawyers who represent injured workers and bystanders.

Construction sites are inherently dangerous areas. From accidents involving heavy machinery to life-threatening falls, bystanders and workers alike remain at serious risk. If you are an unsuspecting passerby injured by a construction mishap, you may file a liability lawsuit against the company or person at fault. If you are a construction worker hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including fully paid medical bills and partial wage reimbursement. But if your company violated New York’s scaffold law or other work safety statutes, you have the right to sue for additional compensation, including pain and suffering.

To enforce your rights after a New York City construction accident, trust the personal injury lawyers at McCarthy | Kelly LLP. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, we fight hard for you to deliver the maximum recovery possible.

There is a frightening rise in accidents and deaths at work sites in New York City.

While the construction boom in New York City is good news for the local economy, the spike in accidental injuries and deaths is terrible news for construction workers.

According to data from the city’s Department of Buildings, construction-related injuries rose by 34 percent from 211 in 2014 to 283 in 2015. Serious injuries have also been climbing for years: from 128 in 2011 to 187 in 2012. And fatalities at construction sites nearly doubled, from six to 11, from 2014 to 2015. In the four years prior, the average number of deaths per year was five. The notion that injuries and fatalities must rise as construction rises is unacceptable. When code violations lead to worker injuries and wrongful death, our firm fights to hold the wrongdoers accountable.

Common causes of construction site accidents and injuries

  • Crane collapses
  • Defective machinery
  • Defective or unsafe tools
  • Electric shock
  • Falling objects
  • Falls from ladders and scaffolds
  • Falls from roofs
  • Fires and explosions
  • Heavy machinery negligence
  • Site excavation and trench collapses
  • Violations of OSHA regulations

New York construction site injuries can include burns, vision loss, fractured limbs, loss of limbs, back and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. If you have suffered these or other serious injuries at a construction site, you deserve strong representation from a personal injury firm that fights for your full recovery.

If you have been injured in a construction accident, please call McCarthy | Kelly LLP for a free confidential case review. You may be owed significant compensation to help you recover for pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, medical care, loss of past and future earnings, loss of companionship, and more.

We will discuss how much your case is worth and how we will aggressively fight for you to get what you are owed.

One last thing — we work on a “contingent fee basis” which means no fees or cost to you unless we successfully resolve your case.