Common Types of Construction Injuries in New York

Construction sites can be hazardous places to work. Thousands of construction workers are either injured or killed in construction site accidents each year. There are several common types of construction injuries in New York. If you have been injured in a work accident, it is imperative that you speak with a skilled construction injury accident attorney.

New York Labor Law Section 240 requires that “all contractors and owners, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building or structure shall furnish or erect scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, constructed, placed and operated as to give proper protection to a person so employed.” Section 241 (6) of the Labor Law requires that “all contractors and owners shall comply with the requirement that all areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.”

Construction Accident Cases

Here are some common types of construction injuries in New York we handle:

  • Scaffold Accidents
  • Asbestos-Related Illness
  • Work-Related Illness
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Construction Site Negligence
  • Defective Machines
  • Workers Compensation
  • Crane Accidents
  • Hearing Loss

How We Can Help

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. has a long history of applying these safety laws for the benefit of construction workers, obtaining substantial money damages that secure their families’ futures and compensate for the injuries incurred. Our firm has recovered millions of carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, glazers, masons, teamsters, and others hurt at construction sites. We also offer legal representation for workers’ compensation, social security, and disability benefits.