Reliable Construction Accident Attorney in New York City

Fighting for the rights of injured construction workers in New York

At Bhurtel Law Firm, our personal injury attorney pursues compensation for victims of accidents caused by negligence and/or violation of New York state labor law at a construction site. We have the experience to identify all of the negligent parties who were responsible for the dangerous conditions that led to your accident.

Let our knowledgeable advocate pursue your construction injury claim

Construction workers continue to have the most work-related injuries and fatalities in the nation. Under state labor laws, construction companies must inspect every job site for compliance with safety regulations.

If you suffered injuries in an accident on a construction site, you may have a claim against the property owner, the project owner and the general contractor. Other parties may also be responsible, including architects, subcontractors and equipment manufacturers. Our accident attorney handles many types of construction accident claims, including:

  • Scaffolding and ladder falls
  • Moving equipment injuries
  • Crane mishandling
  • Fire and explosion burns
  • Welding and cutting injuries
  • Structure failure
  • Building collapse
  • Falling objects injuries
  • Power tool malfunctions
  • Electrical shocks

What should I know when I choose a construction accident lawyer?

When you select an attorney to handle your construction accident claim, you need a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the details of the labor laws in New York. Our attorney in Queens has the experience to pursue all parties involved in your accident, so you can receive full compensation for your personal injury.

Workers’ compensation laws affect only the recovery that you can receive from your employer. If other parties are responsible for your injuries, such as subcontractors or equipment manufacturers, you may be able to recover damages from them.

New York’s “Scaffold Law” makes employers liable for such common accidents as an employee falling off a ladder and/or scaffold. The types of construction equipment covered by the Scaffold Law include:

  • Scaffolds
  • Ladders
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Pulleys
  • Irons
  • Ropes
  • Blocks
  • Braces
  • Other similar devices

How long does it take to resolve a construction accident claim in New York?

Many construction accident claims settle out of court within a few months. We negotiate your settlement with the negligent parties and their insurance companies. When you receive your payment, you sign documents releasing the defendants from any further liability relating to the accident that injured you.

In some cases, the defendants and their insurance companies won’t agree to a reasonable settlement, so we need to go to trial to get the recovery you deserve. If a trial is necessary, our attorneys guide you throughout the litigation process.

Contact us for a free consultation — we fight for your rights as a construction worker

Bhurtel Law Firm provides flexible hours at its offices in Jackson Heights and Manhattan. We serve Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Nassau County, as well as international clients. We speak Nepali, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish. If you have a severe injury or disability, we send an attorney to your home. To schedule an appointment today, contact us by email or call us at 718-509-6181. In personal injury cases, we offer free initial consultations and are compensated on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe us nothing unless you receive compensation.