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New York City Construction Site Accident Attorney

Construction Site Accident Attorney in Manhattan

Construction sites are notorious for being full of hazards to workers and passersby alike. When someone becomes seriously injured on a construction site, they can face significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens that last for years down the road. If you have been hurt on a construction site accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney who can help you determine who is liable for your accident and hold them accountable. Swerling Law has proudly represented clients throughout New York City for years after they have been hurt in an accident. We can help you, too. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a consultation.

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

There are many dangerous aspects of a construction site that require precaution and safety measures to be taken. Workers have to be very cautious and wear protective eyewear, helmets, and other safety items. When these measures are not taken or someone is acting in an unsafe manner, injuries are likely. It is easy for an accident to occur on a construction site when proper care is not taken. Some of the major causes of construction accidents in Maryland are related to the following accidents:

  • Falling debris
  • Scaffolding falls
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Blade & Saw accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous materials
  • Ladder accidents
  • Falls
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Explosions
  • Building collapses
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Electric shock
  • Lifting injuries

Who is Liable?

One of the most challenging parts of any personal injury case is determining who needs to be held responsible for acting negligently. This can be especially challenging in a construction site accident case because there are so many factors that come into play. In some cases, the owner of the property where the construction is taking place may be liable because they failed to remedy any existing hazards that could cause someone harm. Other times, however, the injury may have occurred because of a defective product on the construction site. In that case, the manufacturer or the designer of the product can be held accountable. Finally, if an employer is injured on the job, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because they are not permitted to take legal action against their employer. An experienced attorney can help you determine who is liable in your accident case.

Contact a NYC Construction Accident Attorney

Have you been injured on a New York City construction site? If so, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.


Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.


Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.


Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.


Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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