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Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Construction Accident in New York City?

Goldberg & Loren are the trusted and experienced construction accident lawyers you need on your side.

Don’t let your injuries and medical bills overwhelm you. Our team of dedicated attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the maximum compensation possible.

Call Goldberg & Loren today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards obtaining the justice and compensation you deserve for your construction accident case in New York City.

What is a Construction Accident?

A construction accident refers to any incident that occurs on a construction site resulting in the injury or death of a worker.

Construction site injuries can happen due to a variety of reasons, including negligence and defective equipment. Common causes of construction accidents include falls from heights, scaffolding collapses, and being struck by falling objects.

Construction accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to more severe injuries such as broken bones, and traumatic brain injuries. Injured workers may require medical care, and rehabilitation, and may also experience financial hardships due to lost wages and medical expenses.

To protect workers in New York City, there are laws and regulations in place. These include the New York State Labor Law, which specifies safety requirements for construction sites and places the responsibility for providing a safe working environment on property owners and contractors.

Certain types of construction workers are at higher risk of accidents, such as electricians, iron workers, and plumbers, who often work in hazardous conditions.

At Goldberg & Loren, our experienced construction accident lawyers can help injured construction workers navigate the complex legal process and fight for their rights to obtain compensation for their injuries and financial losses.

What is a Construction Accident?​

Types of Construction Accidents

Some common types of construction accidents include falls from heights (often due to a lack of fall protection or unsafe scaffolding) and accidents caused by defective tools or equipment.

Construction accident injuries can occur during the operation of heavy machinery such as cranes, forklifts, and bulldozers. These accidents can lead to severe injuries such as fractures and burns. In worst-case scenarios, construction accidents can result in fatalities.

Cranes and Forklifts

Construction sites are high-risk environments, and accidents involving cranes and forklifts are unfortunately common. These accidents can result in severe injuries and even fatalities.

Crane accidents can occur due to various factors such as:

These accidents can result in injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.

Forklifts are also widely used on construction sites to transport heavy materials. Forklift accidents can occur due to factors like improper loading, lack of training, or negligent operation. [2]

Workers can sustain injuries like:

Falling Objects

Falling objects are a common occurrence at construction sites and can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities. These incidents can happen due to various causes, including:

One of the main contributors to falling objects is the unsafe storage or handling of tools and materials on construction sites.

When tools, debris, building materials, or unsecured loads fall from heights, they can cause severe injuries to workers. Falling tools can result in:

Debris and building materials can cause crush injuries, broken bones, or internal injuries. Unsecured loads, such as those carried by cranes, can not only injure workers but cause fatalities. Even a small tool or piece of debris falling from a considerable height can cause severe head injuries or fatalities.

Equipment Malfunctions

Equipment malfunctions in construction accidents can pose significant risks to the safety of workers. 

A crane with a faulty hoisting mechanism can drop its load, resulting in severe injuries or fatalities for workers below. Malfunctioning forklifts can tip over, pinning or crushing an operator. Power tools with defective safety guards can cause amputations or severe lacerations.

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Slips, trips, and falls are common accidents that occur on construction sites in New York City, and they can lead to serious injuries for workers. These accidents may be caused by hazards present on the construction site.

Slip accidents occur when a person loses their footing due to slippery surfaces. This can be caused by spilled liquids, wet floors, or icy conditions. Trips are typically caused by: obstacles or uneven surfaces, such as:

Falls can occur when a worker loses their balance and drops to a lower level or falls from a height, such as from scaffolding or ladders.

The injuries associated with slips, trips, and falls can range from minor bruises and sprains to more severe injuries like:

Securing loose objects and ensuring proper lighting can reduce trip hazards. Construction companies should also implement measures such as:

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip, or fall or has sustained another construction injury on a construction site, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact Goldberg & Loren today to schedule a free consultation. We will assess the merits of your case and help you understand your legal options.

Slips, Trips, and Falls​

Injuries Commonly Associated with Construction Accidents in NYC

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are a serious consequence of construction accidents in New York City. These injuries can occur due to various incidents on construction sites, including:

Falls from heights are one of the leading causes of TBIs. Construction workers who are working at elevated heights without proper fall protection are at risk of sustaining head injuries if they fall. [1]

Falling objects, such as tools or building materials, can strike a worker’s head and cause a TBI. Equipment malfunctions, such as faulty safety mechanisms, can also result in severe head injuries. Vehicle accidents involving construction vehicles can lead to TBIs if occupants are not adequately protected.

The symptoms and long-term effects of TBIs can vary depending on the severity of the injury. Some common symptoms include:

In more severe cases, TBIs can cause cognitive impairments, memory problems, and behavioral changes. These long-term effects can significantly impact a person’s ability to work, perform daily tasks, and enjoy a normal life.

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in a construction accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention and consult with an experienced construction accident attorney.

They can help you navigate the legal process and pursue a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.

The law office of Goldberg & Loren is well-versed in construction accident cases, including those involving traumatic brain injuries.

Broken Bones

The severity of each type of fracture can vary, and potential complications may arise depending on the location and extent of the injury.

Fractures in the arms and legs can range from simple, non-displaced fractures to compound fractures where the bone pierces through the skin.

These fractures can cause significant pain, swelling, and limited mobility. In severe cases, surgery may be required to realign the broken bone and stabilize it with the help of pins, plates, or screws. There is a risk of nerve damage or blood vessel injury, which can lead to further complications.

Fractures in the hands and feet can affect a person’s ability to grasp objects or walk properly. These fractures may require immobilization through the use of casts or splints and may involve physical therapy to regain function and strength.

Fractures in the ribs can be particularly painful and can impede breathing and movement. They can also lead to complications such as punctured lungs or damage to internal organs.

Fractures in the skull are considered very serious and can result in traumatic brain injuries. These fractures may require surgery to alleviate pressure on the brain and prevent further damage.

Common causes of broken bones in construction accidents include falls from heights, being struck by objects, or getting caught in machinery. Proper safety measures, such as using personal protective equipment and ensuring a safe working environment, can help reduce the risk of these injuries.

Burns and Lacerations

Burns and lacerations are common types of injuries that can occur in construction accidents. These accidents can result from various causes, including:

Burn injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on the extent of the damage. They can be categorized into three degrees:

Severe burn injuries can result in long-term pain, scarring, disfigurement, and even permanent disability.

Lacerations refer to deep cuts or tears in the skin and underlying tissues. These injuries can be caused by:

Burns and Lacerations​

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are common injuries associated with construction accidents in NYC. These injuries occur when the ligaments, tendons, or muscles are stretched or torn, often due to sudden movements or excessive force.

Construction workers are particularly susceptible to sprains and strains as they engage in physically demanding tasks and work in environments where safety hazards are present.

Some of the most common body parts that are prone to sprains and strains in construction accidents include the following:

Ankle sprains can occur when a worker stumbles or steps on an uneven surface, while knee strains can result from repetitive bending or heavy lifting. Wrist strains can happen during activities that require repetitive motion or when workers try to break a fall.

Back strains are often caused by improper lifting techniques or overexertion. The impact of sprains and strains on construction workers can be significant. These injuries can cause:

Construction workers may require medical treatment, including physical therapy or surgery, and may need time off work to recover. 

Statute of Limitation for Construction Accidents in New York

The statute of limitations determines the deadline for taking legal action. For construction accidents in New York, the general statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident. This means that victims have three years to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries.

There may be exceptions to this general timeframe depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

Consult with one of our lawyers at Goldberg & Loren as soon as possible after the accident to understand the applicable statute of limitations and ensure the timely filing of a lawsuit if necessary.

Compensation for Victims of Construction Accidents in New York

Construction workers who have been injured in a workplace accident may be entitled to compensation from their employer. Under New York law, workers’ compensation provides benefits to injured employees, including:

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, reach out to Goldberg & Loren for a confidential consultation. We are committed to helping you obtain the wrongful death benefits you deserve and easing the burden during this difficult time.

Compensation for Victims of Construction Accidents in New York​

Contact Our Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys Today 

At Goldberg & Loren, our experienced construction accident attorneys are available to help injured workers understand their rights and seek the finanical compensation they deserve.

We have successfully represented many clients in New York who were injured in workplace construction accidents and we are prepared to fight for you as well.

Our personal injury lawyers will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that all negligent parties are held responsible for their actions. We have a track record of success in obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, contact our experienced attorneys at Goldberg & Loren today for a free consultation.


[1] Fall Protection – Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). Fall Protection – Overview | Occupational Safety and Health Administration. https://www.osha.gov/fall-protection

[2] Accident Search Results Page | Occupational Safety and Health Administration osha.gov. (n.d.). Accident Search Results Page | Occupational Safety and Health Administration osha.gov. https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/AccidentSearch.search

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