What to do if You’ve Been Injured on the Job by Scaffolding

Construction is booming in New York and all over the country. While there is a lot of money to be made in the industry, it is also very dangerous. Thousands of workers are seriously injured or killed in construction accidents … Continue reading

New York City Construction Boom Will Lead to Increase in Accidents and Injuries

Updated July 2017: In 2014, we posted this blog discussing an article from the New York Daily News where we addressed the boom in construction in New York City, and how this huge increase in construction projects will most likely lead … Continue reading

Construction Company Held Liable After Workers’ Death

In May 2017, the State Supreme Court in Brooklyn issued an official indictment regarding the 2015 building collapse that resulted in an 18-year-old worker’s death and injury to two others. The court charged the owner of the construction company that … Continue reading

Building Collapses: Know What to Do if you are a Victim

Earlier this summer, three bystanders suffered minor injuries when they were hit by debris falling from a collapsing building in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The vacant four-story building was slated for demolition and preparations had recently begun. But on an otherwise uneventful Tuesday … Continue reading

How to Manage Your Finances if a Workplace Accident has Prevented You from Working

When you are injured on the job, you might find yourself worrying about how you will continue to meet your expenses and care for your family. If you receive a settlement through a workers’ compensation claim, your medical expenses and … Continue reading

NYCHA Worker Dies in Building Accident

Toni Jackson, an NYCHA maintenance worker, died after a faulty hoist fell and crushed her while she was doing building work at the Coney Island Houses this past March. Her death prompted a coworker, Jakwon Rivers, to seek an investigation … Continue reading

Midtown Manhattan Construction Worker Tragically Killed by Concrete Slab

Last year, a worker at a Midtown Manhattan construction site died after a concrete slab crashed on top of the man and trapped him. The worker had been securing the foundation of the building next to the worksite when a … Continue reading

Numerous Workplace Accidents Went Unreported at World Trade Center Site

According to recent reports, construction of the World Trade Center over the past decade has come at a serious cost to the construction workers on the project and their families. The Daily News found that construction at the site has … Continue reading

Injured Construction Worker Received $62 Million Judgment

A Chinese immigrant construction worker recently received what is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict for a single plaintiff in the Queens County Supreme Court. A Queens Supreme Court jury unanimously awarded a Chinese construction worker $62 million … Continue reading

Jersey City Construction Worker Killed By Falling Tape Measure

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in 2013, falls were the leading causes of worker deaths at construction sites, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These causes, known as the “Fatal Four,” accounted for nearly 60% … Continue reading