Construction Injury Types

Construction sites can be hazardous places to work. Thousands of construction workers are either injured or killed in construction site accidents each year.

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.”

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 for carpenters, electricians, iron workers, glazers, masons, teamsters and others hurt at construction sites. We also offer legal representation for workers’ compensation, social security and disability benefits.

Here are some examples of the kind of cases we handle: