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In Need of a Brooklyn Construction Site Accident Lawyer?

At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., our Brooklyn construction accident lawyers know that 76% of New York City construction workers live in the five boroughs; according to New York Building Congress analysis—58,964 of the estimated 176,351 construction industry workers in New York City, live in Brooklyn. That number may continue to grow.

Construction spending on projects across New York City was projected to reach $83 billion this year, with growth stemming from a surge in manufacturing, institutional, retail, hotel, and office projects. According to the report, nonresidential work accounted for nearly 42% of total construction spending last year and will reach almost $115 billion through 2025 — 32% higher compared to the pre-pandemic years. Unfortunately, more construction projects often mean more construction accidents, injuries, and fatalities in an already inherently dangerous industry.

Our Kings County construction accident attorneys have focused on helping injury victims throughout New York since 1998 so they can pursue the financial compensation they need to get their lives back on track and the justice they deserve.

When you choose to work with us, you’re not just another case. Your physical, emotional, and financial well-being becomes our top priority. We’re here to guide you through the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve because your case matters to us.

We understand that seeking justice should not add to your financial burden. That’s why we work on a contingency basis. You can rest assured that you won’t have to worry about paying our legal fees unless we win your case. It’s a promise we make to ensure that you can focus on your recovery without the added stress of legal fees, providing you with financial security during this challenging time.

If you have been during a construction accident, contact our skilled Brooklyn personal injury attorneys today to discuss your case and how the incident has impacted your life.

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When Do I Need a Brooklyn Construction Site Accident & Injury Lawyer?

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 174,000 construction workers nationwide suffered nonfatal injuries or illnesses in one recent year alone. Closer to home, the BLS reports that 13 construction workers in New York City died from work-related accidents that same year.

Of the millions of people who live and work in Brooklyn, construction workers are among the most likely to be injured in a job-related accident. Many hazards can cause an accident at a construction site, from heavy equipment and power tools to hazardous chemicals and loose debris. Construction workers are not the only ones who can be injured at a construction site, as many of these hazards can also harm passersby.

Whether you work in construction and were injured on the job or while passing by a work site, a construction site accident lawyer can help you pursue the fair compensation you’re owed.

The David Resnick & Associates, P.C. team has decades of experience helping injured New Yorkers and has secured over $150 million for our clients. No matter how severe your injuries or complex your case, we will make things easier for you as we aggressively defend your rights.

Contact our skilled Brooklyn construction accident lawyers today for help with your claim.

What Are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents and Injuries in Brooklyn, New York

Construction work inherently involves numerous risks, and Brooklyn’s high-paced, densely populated environment adds additional challenges. There is often significant pressure to complete projects quickly to meet deadlines and avoid financial penalties. This pressure can lead to shortcuts in safety procedures and increased risk-taking by workers.

In addition, workers may not receive adequate training for the specific tasks they perform or the equipment they use. Inadequate training can lead to improper equipment use and unsafe work practices. While there are strict safety regulations, enforcement can sometimes be inconsistent.

Some of the most common types of construction accidents in Brooklyn are:

  • Heavy Machinery Accidents: Construction workers frequently use or work near heavy machinery. A worker trapped or entangled in this machinery could suffer serious injuries. Heavy machinery can also hurt workers run over or if the equipment malfunctions or explodes.
  • Transportation Accidents: Bulldozers, forklifts, steamrollers, and other large construction vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries if they strike workers or passersby. Accidents involving regular passenger vehicles are also considered work-related if they happen at a work site or while conducting work-related errands.
  • Falls While Working Off the Ground: Many construction projects require workers to perform their tasks several stories above the ground. Workers falling at elevated heights are at serious risk of significant injuries.
  • Other Fall Accidents: A construction worker or passerby must not fall from heights to suffer debilitating injuries. Standing water, spilled chemicals, loose debris, and other hazards can cause people to slip and fall, potentially leading to severe injuries.
  • Falling Objects: Just as construction workers can suffer significant injuries if they fall from heights, falling tools or other objects can cause massive injuries if they strike a worker or passerby.
  • Workers Being Struck By Heavy Objects: Sometimes, workers suffer serious injuries when hit or pinned by heavy objects. These injuries can also happen when workers are moving or carrying heavy items.
  • Building Collapses: Buildings that are not up to code are at risk of suddenly collapsing, as was the case with a three-story gym in Brooklyn that collapsed recently. Any worker inside the building at the time is at risk of severe, life-threatening injuries. In addition, as is common in Brooklyn, working on old buildings or areas with aging infrastructure can present hidden structural hazards.
  • Fires and Explosions: Gasoline and other chemicals found at construction sites can ignite or explode if placed too close to a heat source or come into contact with a stray spark. Similarly, heavy machinery used at construction sites can explode if improperly maintained.
  • Electrocution: A construction site has many potential electrical hazards, from loose or frayed wires to faulty components to stray power lines. A worker or passerby who is electrocuted could suffer grave and severe injuries.
  • Toxic Chemicals: Many chemicals found at construction sites can injure workers if inhaled, ingested, or touched. Toxic chemical exposure is much more likely to occur if workers do not have proper safety equipment or do not receive adequate safety training.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys today to learn how we can help build your case for success using decades of experience and a compassionate approach to ensuring you get the financial support you are entitled to for your injuries.

What Are the Most Common Construction Accidents Injuries in Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn construction accidents often result in significant injuries due to the hazardous work environment and the types of activities involved.

These environments are conducive to accidents, which can quickly occur and often cause severe injuries, including:

  • Broken Bones.
  • Burns.
  • Crushed, Severed, or Amputated Limbs.
  • Disfigurement.
  • Injuries to Internal Organs.
  • Internal Bleeding.
  • Loss of Sight or Hearing.
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries, including Sprains and Strains.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries, including Paralysis.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries.

If you have been injured on a construction site in Brooklyn, do not let anyone try to convince you that reporting it will jeopardize your employment. Seek medical care immediately, and contact our dedicated Brooklyn construction accident and injury attorneys for help with your case.

What Compensation is Available For Brooklyn Construction Accident Victims?

The compensation you may be able to recover after a construction accident in Brooklyn depends on several circumstances. You should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you worked at a construction site and were injured. These benefits include full coverage of your medical bills and disability benefits to cover a portion of your lost wages.

Additionally, there are some circumstances under which you may be able to file a third-party personal injury claim if someone other than your employer caused the accident.

That may include:

  • Defective Products: If your injury was caused by a defective product, such as faulty machinery, tools, or safety equipment, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor.
  • Negligence of a Subcontractor: If a subcontractor or another worker from a different company was negligent and caused your injury, you can file a lawsuit against that subcontractor or their employer.
  • Premises Liability: If your injury occurred due to unsafe conditions on a property owned by someone other than your employer—the property owner or general contractor—you may have grounds for a premises liability claim.
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a third-party driver while working—a delivery truck or a vehicle from another company—you can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and their employer.
  • Violations of Safety Regulations: If a third party, such as an equipment rental company or safety inspection firm, fails to follow safety regulations, which leads to your injury, you may have a basis for a lawsuit against that entity.

New York also has a Scaffold Law requiring certain protections for workers working off the ground at a job site. You may be able to sue a general contractor if they fail to meet these requirements.

If you have grounds for a third-party lawsuit, either as a worker or a passerby, you can pursue compensation for:

  • Medical bills.
  • The total amount of your lost wages.
  • Your reduced future earnings due to a long-term disability.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress.

If you have been injured on a New York City construction site as a worker or passerby because of another party’s negligence, contact our skilled construction accident and injury lawyers in Brooklyn today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue a claim.

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Contact Our Skilled Brooklyn Construction Accident Attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., to Help Build Your Case For Success

The legal team at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., understands the impact a personal injury can have on you and your family, especially when you are already facing the inherent dangers associated with construction work. We work hard to obtain the maximum damages you’re entitled to. We serve accident victims in ManhattanQueensStaten Island, the Bronx, and New York City.

If you have questions about your injury and who may be liable, contact the Brooklyn construction accident and injury attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., online or call us at 212-279-2000 today for a free consultation.

There is never a charge to speak with our skilled Brooklyn personal injury attorneys. If your case qualifies to move forward, we will handle every aspect from start to finish without charging any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. You will pay nothing for our elite personal injury attorney services unless we win your case. That is a promise.

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