New York City’s 120,000 construction workers face daily exposure to dangerous heights, falling objects, unsafe trenches and scaffolding, and heavy machinery. Jobsite accidents and injuries are on the rise in New York, up 31% and 46%, respectively, in a recent one-year period. During that same time, worksite inspections were cut by 40%, and notices of violations fell by 6,600. That is creating unsafe conditions for NYC union workers.
Injured on a NYC construction site? New York’s Labor Law makes it possible for injured construction workers to seek compensation through a third-party lawsuit. Claims can be filed against a property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor and other parties. Under New York City construction laws, which impose automatic liability for unsafe conditions, HKD has secured size-able worker awards, including:
This is a partial list of our construction case wins. For a complete record of HKD’s successes in representing injured construction workers, please see our pages on workplace accident verdicts and settlements and Labor Law verdicts and settlements.
Despite having some of the strongest worker protections in the country, New York City construction workers face serious injury every day on the jobsite. When accidents happen, they need all the help they can get.
The lawyers at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., serve New York union workers harmed in construction accidents. With a combined 75 years of legal experience, our attorneys have the legal skills and resources to handle the most complex construction accident claims.
We’ve secured $200 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Lawyers in our firm are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
These are some of the types of construction accident injury cases we handle in the New York area:
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., offers construction accident resources, including information on the employer negligence page and in the construction accident Frequently Asked Questions. We believe if you been hurt in a NYC construction accident, you should know your rights, including the right to an experienced attorney.
New York Labor Law sections 200, 240, and 241 offer legal safeguards to construction workers. Our NYC construction accident attorneys can put those laws to work for you. Make sure your interests are protected—speak with a personal injury lawyer at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. today. Call 1-800-Lawyer1 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.