Justice for NYC Construction Accidents
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New York construction workers put their lives on the line every day to make a paycheck and provide for their families. At Giampa Law, our Bronx construction accident attorneys know these types of accidents can instantly turn a person’s life upside down. You might not be able to work for weeks or months, if ever again. Unpaid bills can add up fast. Insurance companies can be uncooperative. And if you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal construction accident, the battle may be even harder.
Knowing what to do after a severe construction accident in New York can be overwhelming. Even understanding your rights as an injured construction worker can be confusing. That’s why it’s critical that you contact our law firm immediately. We can explain all the legal options available to you and help you decide the best strategy for making sure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Some of our notable construction accident verdicts and settlements include:
- $3.55 million verdict in Bronx County
- $3.5 million settlement in Westchester County
Schedule a free consultation at our Bronx office today. We can also meet with you in your home, your hospital room or wherever works best for you. We understand the urgency of your injury and we want to help you get your life back on track as soon as possible.
Common questions about Bronx construction accident injuries
How common are construction site accidents in New York?
Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction.
Sixteen construction workers died in accidents in New York City over the last one-year period. Deaths are up 33 percent in the past five years, while injuries have jumped a staggering 221 percent. The skyrocketing number of NYC construction site accidents are due to:
- A booming construction industry
- Unscrupulous employers
- Construction is by nature a dangerous job
NYC Department of Buildings Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement Tim Hogan estimates a quarter of the city’s 45,000 construction sites are not in compliance with safety protocols. He said the city is trying to protect workers through site inspections and safety training programs.
Who investigates New York City construction site accidents?
OSHA, New York state or city officials and the construction company may all investigate your accident. Just because they’re investigating your accident doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get the compensation you deserve for your accident. They may only be focused on determining what caused your accident, not whether you’re fairly compensated for it. That’s why you need a Bronx construction site accident lawyer working for you and protecting your legal rights.
What do I need to do next if I get hurt on the job?
You need to take immediate action to protect your health – and your legal rights. As soon as possible after your work injury, you need to:
- Get medical attention, even if you feel okay. A medical exam may reveal serious injuries with delayed-onset symptoms. This also helps you to document your injury if you later need to file a claim.
- Notify your employer right away. This helps you protect your rights. Follow your employer’s protocol for reporting an on-the-job injury. Although you legally can report an injury verbally, it’s best to do it in writing, so you have a record of making the report. You need to notify your manager or supervisor, not a coworker.
- Contact a NYC work injury lawyer. An experienced lawyer can deal with insurance companies and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Do I need a lawyer after a construction accident in New York?
Knowing what to do after a construction accident can be confusing. Many workers believe that they will be taken care of if they just tell their boss about an accident, but in many cases, that simply isn’t true. Construction workers need to understand their legal rights and options in the wake of an accident, especially if a negligent third party is involved.
Getting compensation after a work injury seems straightforward: just fill out the paperwork and receive workers’ comp. Unfortunately, it’s never that easy. There are multiple forms, deadlines, appointments and court appearances. Not to mention the constant battle of keeping your guard up for employers and insurance adjusters that try to downplay your injury to save money. Hiring an experienced attorney can make a meaningful difference.
How can a NYC construction accident lawyer help me?
Having an experienced, New York City construction accident lawyer on your side can level the playing field. Instead of construction companies or insurance providers dictating what happens to you, you can set the agenda.
An attorney can help you with your construction accident case in many different ways, including:
- Conducting an independent investigation of your construction accident.
- Helping you file the necessary paperwork with your employer notifying them of your construction accident injury.
- Making sure you meet all the mandatory deadlines for applying for compensation for your construction accident in New York state.
- Helping you get the medical care you need and deserve during your recovery.
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf if necessary.
- Filing a lawsuit against the person or business responsible for your injury if applicable.
- Representing you in court if necessary.
- Filing an appeal if your application for benefits is denied.
How long do I have to file a construction injury claim in New York?
If you are hurt on the job, you should immediately notify your supervisor, not a co-worker. They will then report the injury to the New York Workers’ Compensation Board and your employer’s workers compensation insurance carrier. By law, injured workers are required to file Form C-3 (Employee’s Claim for Compensation) with the WCB within two years from the date of the accident.
Types of Construction Accidents
Our law firm can help you and your family if you’re dealing with any of the following construction accidents in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York:
This is not an exhaustive list. Whatever type of construction accident you’re dealing with, no matter how minor or serious it might seem, make sure you speak with an experienced Bronx construction accident lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation.
Common road work zone accidents
There are many different types of road work zone accidents in New York. The circumstances involving each one can be dramatically different from one accident to another. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible. Some of the most common road work zone accidents we handle involve:
- Road workers hit by passing motorists – Many motorists drive too fast through work zones, resulting in serious injuries or fatalities involving road workers. And work zones are often improperly marked or flagged, causing passenger cars to enter the work zone and subsequently hit workers.
- Road workers injured by fellow workers – Whether it’s a fellow worker operating a concrete road paver machine, a steamroller, a cement mixer or another truck, injuries involving road workers can occur at a moment’s notice.
- Heat exhaustion – Road work areas in NYC can become extremely hot, especially during the summer. As a result, some road workers suffer from heat exhaustion or overexertion.
- Slip and fall accidents – Whether it’s water, oil or other liquids spilled by other workers, road work zones can become dangerous quickly. That’s why supervisors and others responsible for the safety of work zones need to take precautions to prevent slip and fall accidents.
- Road workers struck by objects – Whether it’s a Jersey barrier or another common object used in road work zones, workers can sustain serious injuries when they come into contact with those items.
- Road workers struck by equipment – From shovels to hammers, plate compactors to airless paint stripers, road work sites have a lot of equipment. Injuries involving such devices can easily occur.
Whatever type of road work zone accident you’re dealing with in New York, contact our law firm right away and find out how we can help you.
What are heavy equipment accidents?
All different types of heavy construction equipment regularly cause serious construction accidents, which frequently result in severe injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. Examples of heavy construction equipment can include:
Whatever type of construction equipment caused your injury accident, no matter how large or small, we want to meet with you and learn more about your incident.
Why do explosions happen at construction sites?
There are many reasons why materials explode and cause serious injuries at construction sites. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Improper storage of explosive materials – Dynamite, compressed gas and other explosive materials must be stored at specific temperatures and humidity levels. Otherwise, the chemical compounds in such substances can become highly explosive. In particular, explosives must be kept in a magazine (holding structure) when being stored prior to their use and must not be placed in direct contact with interior walls in order to allow proper ventilation. Detonators must not be stored in the same area as other explosives. A magazine must be constructed in compliance with certain specifications in order to reduce the potential risk of an unwanted explosion.
- Untrained workers – Construction workers need to be trained how to properly use, store and handle potentially explosive materials in order to avoid an explosion.
- Improper instructions – Construction site explosions sometimes occur because an employee receives the wrong instructions from a supervisor, co-worker or someone else working at the site.
- Failure to follow safety guidelines – Some workers cut corners to save time. Other workers ignore guidelines for properly handling or storing explosive materials based on direct orders from a supervisor. Either way, dangerous explosions can easily occur.
- Accumulation of flammable gases – Flammable gases can be released from wells, trucks, and surface equipment. Such gases can ignite due to static, weather, frictional heat, sparks and by coming into contact with hot surfaces. Hot work (including cutting, brazing or welding) can also ignite flammable gases. In addition, flash fires or explosions can occur as a result of an accumulation of flammable gases, such as methane.
There are many different materials which can become explosive, especially when these materials are compressed into dust form. Examples include food, tobacco, wood, paper, pulp, iron, magnesium, coal and/or pesticides. These materials are found on construction sites and many manufacturing and production plants.
Fatal construction accidents
Deaths on a construction site can happen for many reasons, but they should not happen if proper safety precautions are in place. Your loved one’s death may have been a result of negligence on the part of a subcontractor, property owner, or any other entity involved on the site.
If someone else was liable for your loved one’s death, there is a path to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Under New York law, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate has the right to file a wrongful death claim. The damages (financial compensation) you may be able to recover include:
- Medical expenses for your loved one’s treatment prior to dying
- Conscious pain and suffering experienced by your loved one prior to dying
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and lost future earnings
- Loss of support and services provided by your loved one
- Loss of parental nurturing, care, and guidance to surviving children
No amount of money can bring your loved one back, but it can help provide for the family members left behind and help your family move forward. We’ve helped many families get a sense of closure that comes from knowing that someone was held responsible for their loss. And a successful wrongful death claim sends a strong message that helps to protect other construction workers from fatal accidents.
FAQs about construction accidents
Don’t see your question listed below? Don’t worry. Simply schedule an appointment with one of our experienced New York construction accident attorneys. And even if you do see your question below, make sure you talk to us. Every accident is unique. And so are our solutions.
- What are common causes of New York City construction accidents?
- What should I do if I’m injured in a construction accident?
- Should I tell my boss I was hurt in a construction accident?
- Who’s responsible for paying for my New York construction accident?
- Will workers’ compensation pay for my New York construction accident?
- What is New York Labor Law 240 and how does it relate to construction accidents?
- What should I do if someone working for another company caused my construction accident?
- Can I file a lawsuit after my New York construction accident?
- How much is my New York construction accident worth?
- What expenses can I be compensated for after my construction accident?
- Should I hire a lawyer if I’m injured in a construction accident?
- Why should I hire Giampa Law for my New York City construction accident?
What are common causes of New York City construction accidents?
Construction accidents happen for many different reasons in New York. Sometimes, weather conditions (snow, ice, etc.) are to blame. But in many cases, they happen because someone failed to follow the rules or regulations governing construction sites. Such reckless or negligent behavior can cover a wide range, including:
- Unmarked hazardous conditions
- Failing to clean up hazardous debris
- Poor lighting
- Defective equipment
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Improper storage of hazardous materials
- Mistakes made by inexperienced workers
- Mistakes made by unlicensed workers
- Mistakes made by untrained workers
- Lack of supervision
Whatever the circumstances of your New York construction accident, contact us. We can help.
What should I do if I’m injured in a construction accident?
First and foremost, seek immediate medical attention. You could have a life-threatening injury. Next, tell your supervisor you have been hurt on the job. Then, contact our law firm. We can help you every step of the way after your New York City construction accident – from filling out forms to negotiating on your behalf for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Should I tell my boss I was hurt in a construction accident?
Yes. In general, you must tell your employer within 30 days that you have sustained an injury at work, under New York State’s labor laws. However, keep your comments brief. It’s important to understand that anything you say about your accident could be used to deny or reduce your financial claim. That’s why we strongly urge you to contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can deal directly with your employer on your behalf after your accident.
Who’s responsible for paying for my New York construction accident?
This is one of the most important – and complicated – questions when it comes to construction accidents. That’s because the person or company responsible for paying you for your accident is usually the same one that caused it. And in nearly every case, that person or corporation will deny doing anything wrong.
That’s why you need us, working for you. Our attorneys know how to find the facts to prove who was responsible for your accident. This skill comes from years of hard work on numerous, complicated construction accidents in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s reckless behavior. Contact our law firm right now.
Will workers’ compensation pay for my New York construction accident?
In many cases, yes. But it’s important to understand that workers’ compensation in New York will likely not cover ALL of your construction accident related expenses. And over the course of your lifetime, the total cost can often add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.
And depending on the circumstances of your construction accident, you may be able to take legal action against a third-party company that caused it. As a result, you could be fully compensated for all your accident-related expenses. Find out if you’re eligible for more than just workers comp. Contact our law firm right now.
What is New York Labor Law 240 and how does it relate to construction accidents?
Known as the Scaffold Law, New York Labor Law 240 (1) primarily concerns construction work conducted on scaffolding or other elevated work areas. The law, created in 1885, contains many rules and regulations concerning safety standards and penalties for violating the law, particularly when such violations result in a construction accident. That’s because the injuries sustained by workers in scaffolding accidents and falls from a height can often be severe and even result in death. Whatever the circumstances of your New York City construction accident, contact our law firm right away. We will not rest until you receive the money you rightfully deserve.
What should I do if someone working for another company caused my construction accident?
Contact Giampa Law right away. Our law firm has extensive experience handling construction accidents caused by someone working for a company other than your employer. Known as third-party construction accidents, these can be extremely complicated from a legal standpoint. That’s because the company, contractor or subcontractor who caused your accident might deny any wrongdoing. That’s why you need us in your corner, fighting to hold them accountable for their actions.
Can I file a lawsuit after my New York construction accident?
Sometimes. That’s why it always pays to talk to us after your construction accident. If you can pursue legal action after your accident, we’ll tell you, then work with you to build the strongest possible legal case. That’s what we do at Giampa Law. We help injury victims and their families get the financial compensation they need.
How much is my New York construction accident worth?
There is no set dollar amount for specific accidents. Some accidents might be worth a few thousand dollars. Other accidents might be worth millions of dollars. We can negotiate for the maximum settlement offer on your behalf. And if we don’t think your offer is enough, we’ll tell you. We can then take legal action on your behalf and take that company to court. There, a jury will likely decide how much to award you for your construction accident. Our attorneys have years of experience presenting construction accident cases to juries in Bronx County and other neighboring counties in New York. That’s why we have a strong track record of success. We know what it takes to win the toughest cases in New York City.
What expenses can I be compensated for after my construction accident?
You and your family (if a loved one died in a construction accident) can be compensated for many accident-related expenses in New York. Such expenses include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Lost income during recovery
- Future medical expenses
- Future lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Modifications to your home due to a permanent disability
- Long-term nursing care for a permanent disability
Find out what expenses you and family may be eligible to receive after your New York City construction accident. Contact us.
Should I hire a lawyer if I’m injured in a construction accident?
Yes. Having a lawyer on your side after a construction accident can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. Remember, accident inspectors and insurance companies don’t work for you. Inspectors only care about determining why an accident happened, not whether you receive the compensation you deserve due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. And insurance companies do everything they can to make sure accident victims receive as little money as possible. That’s why you need an attorney working for you and looking out for your best interests. That’s why you need us.
Why should I hire Giampa Law for my New York City construction accident?
If you’ve been injured in a construction accident in New York City, you need someone who knows how the legal system works here and knows how to get results. At Giampa Law, our attorneys have dedicated our careers to fighting for injury victims throughout the Bronx and the rest of New York City – and we have the case results to prove it. We’ve secured multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families in Bronx County and other neighboring counties in New York.
What’s the secret to our success? Hard work, pure and simple. We never take anything for granted. As your attorney, we will carefully pore over every single detail associated with your accident – your accident report, inspection reports, medical records and more. We regularly consult with experts in their field. We track down witnesses. We visit the scene of your accident. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm right now and schedule your free case evaluation.
The Law’s On Your Side
New York State has strict labor laws and regulations involving construction sites. Such laws include requiring companies to implement safety measures and allow mandatory on-site inspections. Many construction-related injuries are the result of a construction company’s failure to follow these laws, rules and regulations created by the City and State of New York.
When a worker is involved in the demolition, construction or alteration of a structure, Labor Law 240 (accidents involving falls from elevated work places) and Labor Law 241 (accidents involving dangerous conditions not related to elevation) have been put in place to hold the safety managers responsible for their failure to adequately safeguard the dangerous condition. Under New York Labor Law 200, a construction company may also be liable for any general negligence by their employees which results in a worksite injury.
Why You Need A Lawyer
Injured construction workers in New York are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employers if they are hurt on the job. Many people think such benefits will be enough or that they can’t take legal action after a construction accident. But the reality is you and your family can often pursue legal action after an accident. That’s why you need us on your side.
While you are barred from suing your own employer, if someone other than your employer was responsible for your accident, you can take legal action against that person or company – this is called a “third-party” claim. In particular, construction workers injured on the job by someone working for another company can often file a lawsuit against that other company. Such injuries may involve third-party claims against the property owner, general contractor and/or sub-contractors who cause an accident. Many times, third-party lawsuits result in substantially larger monetary awards than filing a workers’ compensation claim alone.
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That’s why it’s critical that you meet with our attorneys as soon as possible. We will work with you to obtain your full financial recovery. We’ll meticulously prepare your case and keep you informed throughout the process. As part of our winning strategy, we regularly consult with economists, life care planners and vocational experts to fully analyze your lost earnings and future earning potential. We also often seek advice from accident reconstruction experts when analyzing medical records, inspection reports and other important documents.
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. If someone broke the law and caused your construction accident, we will not rest until we hold them accountable for their actions. That’s the way we work at Giampa Law. We believe injury victims deserve justice.
Concussions at Construction Sites
There’s a reason the most iconic piece of safety equipment on a construction site is a hard hat: the risk of head injuries is substantial. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when the brain strikes the inside of the skull, usually because of blunt force trauma. At construction sites, concussions can be caused by:
- Falls from heights
- Trip and falls
- Unmarked hazards
- Falling objects
- Vehicle and heavy equipment accidents
Construction companies are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for workers, and that includes concussion prevention. If your injury occurred due to negligence or defective safety equipment, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit for the cost of your concussion. Remember, there’s no such thing as a minor brain injury; the long-term costs can be substantial, and you deserve to be fairly compensated.
If you sustained a head or brain injury at a construction site, we’ll take your case seriously from start to finish. Contact Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Injuries caused by falling at construction sites are common in New York. Some of the most common construction accidents involving falling from a height include:
- Falling from ladders
- Falling from roofs
- Falling from scaffolding around unfinished buildings
Construction workers also often sustain serious injuries falling through holes in the floor, especially at active construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has even created special rules involving holes at construction sites. OSHA requires all holes in flooring or walls to be marked with warning signs and for a railing system to be installed around such hazards. These rules are meant to protect workers from falling and sustaining serious injuries.
Our attorneys thoroughly understand these OSHA regulations and many other city, state and federal laws involving construction accidents. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success in such cases. In one case in particular, our attorneys obtained a $3.5 million settlement for a construction worker injured in a falling accident in New York. Find out how we can help you. Schedule an appointment with our law firm today.
Construction accidents caused by electrocution can cause serious injuries. Fatalities caused by such accidents are also common. That’s because construction workers often handle high-powered machines or work around high-voltage equipment. And in nearly every case, construction workers get electrocuted because someone failed to follow the proper safety measures or take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries, including:
- Burns: Contact with an electric current can cause burns and blisters on the skin.
- Cardiac arrest: As a high-voltage current travels through your body, it can cause cardiac arrest or heart failure.
- Irregular heartbeat: Low-voltage currents can affect the heart, causing irregular heartbeats and arrhythmias to occur.
- Seizures: An electric current traveling through the brain can result in a seizure or other brain disorder.
- Muscle, tissue and nerve damage: Electric currents in the body can cause muscle spasms, swelling of connective tissue and nerve damage.
Construction workers may come in contact with live electrical wires that have not been grounded. Other times, workers get injured due to defective electrical equipment, faulty electrical wiring or unmarked electrical hazards.
Whatever the circumstances of your electrical injury, an attorney at Giampa Law can work with you and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. If someone violated safety codes that resulted in your injury, you may have grounds to file an electrocution lawsuit in New York State or district courts. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to a lawyer at our law firm right away.
You rely on your eyes to do your job, and there are many hazards at a construction site that can threaten your vision. Eye injuries at construction sites often occur due to:
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
- Objects in eye
From blurred vision to permanent blindness, construction-related eye injuries can dramatically change a person’s life and ability to earn a living. That’s why construction companies and property owners have a responsibility to protect workers’ eye safety. Unfortunately, that responsibility is often not met. If you sustained an injury, you have legal recourse, and we will fight for your rights.
Giampa Law will investigate the circumstances that led to your eye injury and help you take legal action to pursue the long-term compensation you deserve for the costs of that injury. Contact us today to find out how we can help.
New York construction workers often require emergency medical treatment after being hit by a falling object at work. Some injuries are so severe that injured workers require surgery, extensive follow-up medical care and cannot work for weeks or months. Fatal injuries caused by falling objects also sometimes occur at New York construction sites, especially when working in unfinished high-rise buildings.
Objects that can fall and cause serious injuries cover a wide range, including:
- Pipes, drywall, steel girders and other building materials
- Building debris
- Power tools
- Materials dropped from a crane
- Cranes collapsing and falling onto workers
Whatever object fell and hit you or a loved one, it’s critical that you contact our law firm right away to discuss your legal rights. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to successfully file a lawsuit against the person or company that caused your New York construction accident.
Whether it’s heavy machinery, building materials or large objects, construction workers often sustain serious injuries when they get trapped or crushed between objects at construction sites in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York.
Forklifts operated incorrectly or by inexperienced forklift drivers sometimes cause severe injuries. Other times, improperly secured items such as dry wall, pipes or other, large building materials can come loose and crush someone working on a construction site. Construction workers involved in demolition work can also become trapped underneath materials that falls on them. When these accidents occur, the injuries can often be very serious. Broken bones, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other serious internal injuries (including organ damage) are common. Sadly, so are fatalities due to being crushed between two large objects.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your injury, make sure you make our law firm your legal advocate. Our accident attorneys have decades of experience handling such accidents in the Bronx and beyond in greater New York City.
Fire and hot or hazardous materials are a serious concern on construction sites in New York. That’s why OSHA and other regulatory agencies created a wide range of rules and regulations related to fire safety.
Unfortunately, fires and explosions can occur on construction sites, resulting in serious burn injuries. A construction site most likely has both permanent and temporary electrical wiring throughout the project. If precautions are not taken to protect workers, faulty wiring can cause fires resulting in burn injuries. Other times, construction workers sustain burn injuries in blowtorch accidents or due to direct contact with hazardous materials or extremely hot surfaces, such as hot water pipes, heating vents or dangerously hot equipment. Chemical burns and steam burns also sometimes occur.
Burn injuries can range from mild first-degree burns on the surface of the skin to severe third-degree burns that penetrate the skin and cause internal damage to bone, muscle and other body parts. Severe burns often require weeks or months of recovery time and surgery to repair such damage. In certain extreme cases, burn injuries can even result in death.
Whatever type of burn injury you’re dealing with, we can help. You may be eligible for compensation though a third-party personal injury lawsuit.
Hand-held power tools and other types of machines frequently found at construction sites in New York can cause serious accidents. These frequently result in severe injuries, including amputation, broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries. Some of the most common types of machinery accidents at construction sites include:
- Blowtorch accidents (burn injuries and amputation are common, as well as explosions involving blowtorches)
- Cement mixer accidents (construction workers can fall into large cement mixers, become caught in the machinery or be crushed by improperly secured cement mixers.)
- Circular saw accidents (carpenters and other construction workers often lose fingers, entire hands or sustain other serious injuries in accidents involving flying debris, direct contact with the blade or the circular saw kicking back towards the saw operator.)
- Conveyor belt accidents (construction workers sometimes sustain injuries when their hands or arms get caught in conveyor belts. Improperly installed conveyor belts or manufacturer defects can also cause conveyor belts to collapse and injure workers.)
These types of injuries can be caused by inexperienced operators, defective equipment, hazardous work conditions and other types of negligence. In short, most are preventable. If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights.
Don’t simply assume that workers’ compensation will cover all your expenses related to your machinery accident. You could have a legitimate legal case against the company that manufactured these machines or the company that installed or provided them at your construction site. That’s why it’s critical that you contact our law firm immediately.
Nail guns are a common tool used at many New York construction sites, but these devices are known to cause thousands of serious injuries nationwide to workers each year. Nail gun accidents hospitalize more construction workers than any other tool-related injury. These numbers increase substantially when a worker is using a multi-shot contact trigger as opposed to using a single-shot trigger nail gun. Not only are nail guns dangerous to the person using the tool, but the guns are dangerous to all people who work beside them.
Nail gun accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including:
- Double-fire: This happens when the nail gun discharges two nails rather than one.
- Unintended discharge: This can happen if the safety mechanisms are bypassed or safety is turned off with the trigger squeezed.
- Nail penetrates through wood: If a nail penetrates through a thin piece of a wood and makes contact with the worker, an injury can occur.
- Nail ricochets off hard surface or metal: When a nail hits and unintended surface and ricochets, it can make contact with a worker or bystander.
- Nail gun is defective or missing a piece: If a nail gun is missing a piece or defective, an accidental discharge can occur.
- Nail gun is mishandled: Workers should be properly trained and handle a nail gun responsibly. Mishandling a nail gun can result in injury to self or others around you.
Many contractors fail to adhere to six practical steps which can greatly reduce the risk of injury. These steps are:
- Use of a full sequential trigger nail gun;
- Provide appropriate work site training;
- Establish a site-specific nail gun work procedure;
- Provide workers with personal protective equipment;
- Encourage accident reporting and full disclosure of injuries and close calls; and
- Provide immediate first aid and medical treatment
A contractor’s failure to adhere to the above steps may hold them responsible for a worker’s injuries. Nail gun accidents can cause severe injury or even death. As these powerful tools become more popular, the amount of injuries resulting from their use is on the rise as well. If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of a nail gun, please contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. We handle nail gun accidents in the Bronx and throughout the greater New York City area.
Temperatures at construction sites in New York City can skyrocket, especially during the summer. But you don’t need to be working on a skyscraper or a demolition project in July or August in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York to suffer from heat exhaustion or heatstroke. Construction workers can become dangerously overheated and suffer a stroke or heart attack any time of the year.
Construction companies need to make sure their sites are properly ventilated and cooled to prevent heat exhaustion. That’s why OSHA recommends companies take precautions to protect workers if the temperature of a work site exceeds 91 degrees. OSHA has different recommendations based on temperature of the work site. Specifically, OSHA advises companies to take “aggressive protective measures” if the temperature exceeds 115 degrees. Warning signs that someone might be suffering from heat exhaustion or heatstroke include headaches, weakness, confusion, difficulty moving and losing consciousness.
Roofers, welders, demolition workers, asbestos removal workers, and anyone who needs to wear a Hazmat suit are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke or heat exhaustion. But anyone can be at risk if proper precautions aren’t taken on the site. Often, the negligence of a general contractor, property manager, or equipment manufacturer is to blame for cases of heatstroke. Our attorneys can assess the circumstances of your accident and help you determine if you have a legal case.
Trenches in New York City can be very dangerous places to work. There’s always the danger of trenches collapsing while workers are working inside them. As little as one cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds. That’s the equivalent of a small car. And collapses can happen quickly, allowing very little time for workers to get out of the way.
Regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) require that excavating companies provide proper safeguards when digging trenches five feet or deeper. These safeguards include:
- Sloping: For trench walls that are likely to collapse, digging an angled slope along the walls will prevent a cave-in.
- Benching: Digging a vertical and horizontal bench alongside a sloped trench wall can prevent an avalanche of soil from caving in.
- Shoring/Shielding: This involves placing a wood or steel support system to prevent soil from moving in a trench.
In addition, material excavated from the trench must also be placed far enough away from the trench so the weight of the materials does not cause the trench to cave in and collapse. Many construction companies also use trench boxes to provide adequate support and protect workers. After safeguards have been put in place, a trench must be inspected by someone specifically trained to recognize and correct hazards on a daily basis.
Trench collapse accidents often occur because a company failed to properly secure the trench and take other safety precautions. When companies fail to take these precautions and a trench collapses, injured workers may be able to take legal action against the company and obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Contact our law firm immediately if you or a loved one has been injured in a trench collapse accident in New York. We can explain all the legal options available to you.
Construction workers are often struck by vehicles while working at construction sites in New York City. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious injury due to being hit by a car or truck driven by a passing motorist in a road work zone, or by a construction vehicle driven by someone else working at the same site. When an injury involves a large vehicle such as a dump truck or a cement mixer, serious injuries can follow.
As with any auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the motorist who hit you. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, other parties involved with the construction site may also be liable for your injuries. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced attorney from our law firm on your side, investigating your accident and creating your legal strategy.
Contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a vehicle at a construction site in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York. The laws governing accidents involving construction vehicles in New York can be very complex, and we have the experience to sort out what happened and find your path to the compensation you need and deserve.
New York City crane accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes of accidents involving cranes (including Large Telescopic Boom Cranes and Small Telescopic Boom Cranes) include:
- Improperly secured cranes – High winds, especially on skyscrapers, and other inclement weather can cause cranes to break loose from a structure and fall hundreds of feet to the ground, causing serious injuries and fatalities to workers and other people below.
- Inexperienced crane operators – Crane operators need to undergo rigorous training and certification in order to become a New York City Licensed Hoisting Machine Operator, Class C. That’s because inexperienced crane operators can cause serious, sometimes fatal accidents.
- Cranes contacting power lines – When cranes come into contact with high-power lines, the operator of the crane and other nearby workers can suffer serious electrocution injuries, which may even result in death.
- Overloaded cranes – Crane operators need to make sure they don’t attempt to lift too many objects using the crane’s boom. Otherwise, the boom, hoist rope or jib strut can break. Other times, the entire crane can buckle and collapse and fall from a building.
Whatever type of crane accident you’re dealing with, contact our law firm immediately. Our attorneys can explain your legal rights and what options you have.
Understanding your rights
Construction workers injured in a crane accident in New York can often obtain damages (financial compensation) after their accident, especially if it was caused by someone working for another company at the same construction site. Such accidents are known as third-party construction accidents.
In particular, a general contractor, premises owner, crane manufacturer or industrial association may be legally liable for your injury. Other times, your third-party crane accident may lead to legal action against the company responsible for safeguarding the crane equipment or preventing injuries overall at the construction site.
You may be able to obtain compensation based on the following reasons:
- Contract indemnification – A contract between the owner and the construction company hired to complete the project may specifically designate a company in charge of safety.
- Design – The design of the crane, its attachments and manuals may be negligent thereby making the company that created the equipment liable.
- Fabrication – The fabrication of the crane may have been faulty.
- Improper certifications – Governmental agencies must inspect and ensure that the crane is both structurally sound and mechanically able to perform its duty safely.
- On Site Safety Plan – A construction project is required to have a detailed Crane Safety Plan which informs the sub-contractors and their workers the proper safety measures required for the operation of the crane specific to each construction project.
- Transport – Negligent transport of the crane to and from the site location.
- Use – Negligent use and operation of the crane while performing work on the job site.
- Training – Negligent training for the corporate site managers, supervisors, safety personnel, riggers and crane operators.
In many cases, third-party owners of the cranes are responsible for the safe management, quality, and maintenance of the crane. The crane owner should institute a safety plan for the use of their cranes and establish safety criteria as part of a contractor prequalification.
There are many other reasons why you may be eligible for compensation after your crane accident. That’s why it’s critical that you contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Third-Party Construction Accidents
If someone from another company causes your construction accident, you may be able to file a third-party lawsuit against them and their company to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your injury.
A third-party construction accident claim can apply to any construction accident injury. However, some claims are more common than others, including:
- Struck by falling object
- Slip and fall accidents due to unmarked hazards
- Explosion injuries
- Burns and other fire-related injuries
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Scaffolding collapse
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals
If someone working for another construction company caused your injury, you deserve to be financially compensated, pure and simple. That’s why we want to work with you and help you hold the other company accountable for its actions.
Toxic chemical exposure at construction sites can cause serious injuries. Toxic chemicals commonly found in construction sites include, but are not limited to:
- Asbestos: This silicate mineral is commonly found in walls, floors, and shingles. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can result in lung irritation or mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer.
- Lead: Lead exposure at can occur when inhaling fumes and dust at construction sites. Long term exposure can cause high blood pressure and kidney damage.
- Formaldehyde: This known carcinogen is often found in plywood, tiles, and carpets. Long term exposure to formaldehyde can cause asthma-like respiratory problems. It can also cause skin irritation and itching.
- Gypsum: This chemical is often found in wallboard and plaster. Exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
- Di-isocyanates: This is commonly found in polyurethane products, adhesives, and sealants. Di-isocyanates don’t usually put construction workers at risk, but lung exposure to vapors can cause illness.
- Cadmium: This can be found in materials built with lead and copper. Inhaling cadmium over a long period of time can cause flu-like symptoms and lung damage.
- Flame Retardants: These chemicals are used to prevent the ignition or spread of fire. They are often found in insulation boards and textiles. Exposure to flame retardants can be cancerous. Other complications include birth defects and endocrine disruption.
- Silica: Silica dust can be found in glass, bricks, and concrete. Inhaling silica can result in silicosis, lung cancer, or kidney cancer.
Most often elevator accidents are caused by negligent maintenance and installation. Older elevators create a higher risk of malfunction and need regular maintenance and repair. Newer hydraulic elevators also need to be maintained and serviced on a regular basis to prevent malfunctions and accidents. If you are injured, it is important to speak with a lawyer who is educated in both the law that regulates elevator maintenance and the mechanics of how an elevator works.
Many times, residential and commercial buildings in New York have service contracts with an elevator maintenance company who are contracted to make service calls and perform routine maintenance and inspections. Depending on the size of the building, the elevator service company may have a worker on site in the building at all times. Failure to provide appropriate maintenance, servicing, inspections and/or repairs on an elevator is often the cause of many elevator accidents. Even if a building does not have a service contract with an elevator maintenance company, the owner of the building is still responsible for inspecting, maintaining and servicing their elevator.
Escalator accidents often occur in train stations, malls, department stores and building lobbies throughout New York City. Like elevators, the majority of escalator accidents occur due to improper servicing and/or repairs.
New York and other governing bodies have established laws and guidelines which apply to the maintenance, installation and inspection of elevators. In order to prevent children from injuring themselves on an escalator, special laws were enacted to protect them.
Giampa Law thoroughly understands these laws and vigorously advocates on behalf of injury victims and their families. Our goal is to help injury victims and their families to obtain a full value recovery for the bodily harm or death caused by an escalator accident. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm today.
Where did your NYC highway or road construction accident happen?
A 1.6-mile-long thoroughfare in the southern Bronx, 161st Street is best known as one of the main roads to access Yankee Stadium. From Jerome Avenue to Elton Avenue, there’s often road work happening on 161st Street. Due to the high volume of traffic, workers are at risk of being involved in serious accidents. If you were hurt in a construction accident, demand justice. Contact the Bronx injury attorneys at Giampa Law.
The heart of “Little Italy,” Arthur Avenue is a major historical and commercial center in this slice of the Bronx, which is home to many delis, bakeries, shops and cafes. It’s been seen over and over again in pop culture and was named one of America’s Greatest Streets by the American Planning Association. With so much happening on Arthur Avenue, construction accidents on the road itself or at its various businesses sometimes occur. Contact a Bronx injury attorney at Giampa Law to fight for compensation.
East 233rd Street connects many neighborhoods of the Bronx with I-87 at its west end, as well as the Bronx River Parkway and other major roads. As one of the main thoroughfares in Bronx County, East 233rd Street also sees its share of construction accidents. Whether you were working on the roadway itself or in a nearby building, you can and should demand justice. The attorneys at Giampa Law can help.
Known for its green spaces honoring local residents who served in the military, Esplanade is also a major roadway serving the Morris Park and Pelham Gardens neighborhoods of the Bronx. There’s often construction work happening on the roadway itself and at local businesses, which means workers are at risk of being injured. Demand justice if you’ve been hurt in a construction accident. Call the Bronx injury attorneys at Giampa Law.
From the commercial and transportation hub of Fordham Plaza to the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, Fordham Road is home to many of the Bronx’s most notable landmarks. Thanks to the Fordham Road Business Improvement District, there’s a thriving business community on the road as well, and many of those businesses are often under construction or renovation. If you were injured in a construction accident on Fordham Road, the Bronx attorneys at Giampa Law can help.
Arguably the Bronx’s best-known north-south thoroughfare, Grand Concourse is home to the iconic Bronx County Courthouse, the Bronx Museum and many other local landmarks. It’s frequently featured in popular culture and has undergone many changes over the years. Construction is a fact of life on Grand Concourse itself and in the homes and businesses alongside. When construction workers get hurt, Giampa Law helps. Call today or come for a free consultation at our office on Grand Concourse.
Gun Hill Road, originally known as Kingsbridge Road, has a long and storied history dating back to the American Revolution. Today, it’s a major thoroughfare in the Bronx which sees its share of traffic and construction. If you were injured in a construction accident on or near Gun Hill Road, you need an experienced Bronx injury attorney to fight for compensation for you. You need Giampa Law.
One of the longest roads in the Bronx and the divider between the borough’s west and east streets, Jerome Avenue is home to some of the city’s prominent landmarks and is today a major commercial artery. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident on the road itself or while working at a local home or business, you deserve justice. A construction accident lawyer at Giampa Law can help you fight for the compensation you need.
A boulevard that’s just under a mile long, Metropolitan Avenue is part of the Parkchester neighborhood. It’s home to Aileen B. Ryan Oval at its midpoint. Like any main street in the Bronx, Metropolitan Avenue is often under construction, and there are often renovation projects happening at local businesses and homes. If you’ve been injured in a construction accident on Metropolitan Avenue, the Bronx injury lawyers at Giampa Law can help.
Serving the northern portions of the Bronx, the Mosholu Parkway is a major roadway stretching from the New York Botanical Garden and Van Cortlandt Park. There’s often construction ongoing on the parkway, and because of the volume of traffic, there’s also the risk of accidents involving construction workers. Whether you were injured in a work zone or anywhere else along the Mosholu Parkway, our Bronx construction accident lawyers can help. Contact Giampa Law today.
Connecting the Bronx with Manhattan, Park Avenue is a road with over 200 years of history. Today, it is one of New York City’s most important boulevards and carries thousands of vehicles past many city landmarks every day. If you were injured in a construction accident on or along Park Avenue, you have the opportunity to fight for justice.
Formally known as the Bronx and Pelham Parkway, Pelham Parkway is an important street carrying hundreds of passenger cars past the Bronx Park, Morris Park and Pelham Bay Park. Like any street, there’s often road work happening on the Pelham Parkway, and that means construction workers are at risk of being involved in accidents. If you’ve been hurt, you need an experienced Bronx attorney on your side. You need to call Giampa Law right away.
An important north-south route in the western part of the Bronx, Sedgwick Avenue’s route includes multiple historic sites, apartment buildings and local businesses. There’s often construction happening on or along Sedgwick Avenue, and the men and women who work on those construction sites are entitled to a safe working environment. When accidents happen, we help construction workers demand justice. Call Giampa Law today for a free consultation.
Connecting White Plains Road with 142nd Street, Southern Boulevard is one of the Bronx’s major north-south streets. It’s home to many local businesses and runs right by the New York Botanical Garden. If you were injured in a construction accident on the road itself or while working or shopping in a local business here, our attorneys can help you fight for fair compensation. Reach out to a Bronx construction accident lawyer at Giampa Law.
One of the South Bronx’s four Hub streets, Third Avenue is an important thoroughfare that’s home to many businesses and sees thousands of vehicles pass by every day. There’s often something being built or renovated on Third Avenue. At construction sites, there is always the risk of an accident. Contact Giampa Law today if you’ve been injured on Third Avenue or anywhere in the Bronx. Our experienced attorneys will fight for you.
Running east from Sedgwick Avenue to the Throggs Neck neighborhood, Tremont Avenue connects Bronx residents with several major roads, including I-95 and US 1. Construction projects happen frequently on Tremont Avenue, and when accidents cause workers to be seriously hurt, we demand justice. Call today to get your free consultation. Contact Giampa Law.
Among the longest roads in the Bronx, Webster Avenue is a wide road connecting several neighborhoods in Bronx County. There’s almost always construction at some point along Webster Avenue’s six-mile length, and that means there is always the possibility of being hurt in an accident. If you’ve been injured at a construction site on Webster Avenue or anywhere in the Bronx, our attorneys can help.
Connecting many neighborhoods in the Bronx including Melrose, Longwood, Soundview and Pelham Bay, Westchester Avenue is one of the primary thoroughfares for the southern Bronx. Over the course of Westchester’s 5.6-mile length, there’s almost always construction happening, and the men and women on those construction sites should be able to expect a safe working environment. If you have been hurt in a construction accident on Westchester Avenue, Giampa Law can help you recover.
The longest street in the Bronx, White Plains Road stretches for over seven miles all the way across Bronx County. It runs parallel to the Bronx River Parkway and connects the Bronx with I-95 and I-278. Construction accidents happen frequently along the length of this major road, and workers injured here deserve the opportunity for justice. The Bronx construction accident lawyers at Giampa Law can help.
A major north-south interstate highway connecting the entire East Coast, I-95 enters the Bronx at the Harlem River and exits at the Hutchinson River. Thousands of vehicles pass through the Bronx on I-95 every day, and construction sites on this interstate highway can turn dangerous. That’s why it’s so important to get an experienced Bronx lawyer on your side. That’s why you need to call Giampa Law today.
I-87, the major thoroughfare connecting New York to Montreal, begins in the Bronx near the Triborough Bridge and follows the course of the Harlem River through Bronx County. Construction accidents happen often on I-87. With the high volume and high speed of traffic, these accidents can result in serious injuries. The attorneys at Giampa Law can help you recover compensation.
Known as the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx, I-278 runs northeast through Bronx County as a six-lane elevated highway through industrial and residential areas. There’s often work happening on I-278 and in the nearby buildings. Accidents on those construction sites can result in serious injuries. Trust an experienced Bronx lawyer to help you fight for fair compensation. Contact Giampa Law for your free consultation.
Connecting the Bronx with Queens, I-678 is a wide, elevated highway with as many as 10 lanes at one point in Bronx County. Like any highway that carries a high volume of traffic, I-678 needs to be maintained, and when it’s under construction, the men and women at work need a safe working environment. If you have been injured in a construction accident on or along I-678, our Bronx construction accident lawyers can help. Call Giampa Law for your free consultation.
Here in the Bronx, I-295 forms part of the Cross Bronx Expressway and runs northwest, connecting with I-95 southbound. Thousands of cars use I-295 every day, and the men and women who work to maintain this highway are sometimes at risk of being hurt in accidents. If you’ve been injured, you may be entitled to compensation from a responsible party. The construction accident lawyers at Giampa Law can help. Call today for a free consultation at our office here in the Bronx.
Running between Lower Manhattan and the Bronx before continuing north into upstate New York, NY-9A is a major route within New York City used by thousands of commuters every day. There are often construction projects along the route, and when accidents happen, workers can be seriously injured. Your path to justice starts here at Giampa Law. Call today to speak with an experienced Bronx lawyer.
In the Bronx, Bronx River Parkway is exclusively a limited-access road, carrying thousands of commuters on a daily basis. It runs past some of the area’s most notable landmarks including the Bronx Zoo, the Bronx River and the New York Botanical Garden. Construction is a fact of life along the Bronx River Parkway, and that means there is some risk of being hurt in a construction accident. The Bronx construction accident lawyers at Giampa Law can help you recover.
Popularly known as “The Hutch,” the Hutchinson River Parkway begins in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, providing access to the communities north of New York City. There are usually construction projects ongoing on the roadway itself or at some of the businesses alongside. Unfortunately, that does mean there is the risk of a significant accident. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact Giampa Law for a free consultation.
A historic freeway that was the first in the nation to be built through a crowded urban environment, the Cross Bronx Expressway is one of the largest and most congested thoroughfares in Bronx County. The expressway is often under construction and can be a dangerous place for workers due to the high volume of traffic. If you’ve been injured, your fight for justice starts here. Contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Giampa Law.
Where did your NYC bridge or tunnel construction accident happen?
A railroad bridge joining the Bronx and Manhattan, the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge carries dozens of trains every day and is opened over one thousand times every year. Construction projects on either side of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek can put workers at risk of serious injuries. If you’ve been injured in an accident here, you deserve fair compensation. Our experienced Bronx construction accident lawyers can help.
A double-decker bridge, the Henry Hudson Bridge connects the Bronx’s Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood with the Inwood neighborhood in Manhattan. It serves thousands of commuters every day, connecting to the Henry Hudson Parkway. Construction work on or near the bridge can be dangerous for workers, and injuries in accidents can have serious consequences. Our Bronx lawyers can help you fight for compensation.
One of the best-known bridges within the city of New York, Broadway Bridge connects the iconic Broadway in Manhattan with the Bronx to the north. Tens of thousands of vehicles use the Broadway Bridge every day, and construction workers tasked with projects on and around the bridge have a vitally important job. If you’ve been hurt in a construction accident on or near Broadway Bridge, our law firm will help you fight for justice. Contact Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Crossing the Harlem River, the University Heights Bridge connects the University Heights section of the Bronx with the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan. Today, tens of thousands of people cross the bridge every day by car or bus. Construction workers at sites on and around the bridge may be injured in accidents at any time. If you’ve been hurt, you deserve justice. Contact a Bronx construction accident attorney at Giampa Law.
Stretching 510 feet over the Harlem River, the Washington Bridge links the Morris Heights neighborhood in Bronx County to Manhattan’s Washington Heights. There are often construction and maintenance projects on and around the bridge, and the people who work at those sites perform a critical task by keeping the bridge in good working order. If you have been injured in a construction accident on or near the Washington Bridge, the Bronx attorneys at Giampa Law can help.
One of the most important bridges in New York City, the Alexander Hamilton Bridge connects the Cross-Bronx Expressway in Bronx County with the Trans-Manhattan Expressway in Manhattan. Nearly 200,000 cars cross the bridge every day. Keeping the bridge in good working order is no small task. If you were injured while working at a construction site on or near the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, the attorneys at Giampa Law can help you fight for compensation.
The oldest bridge in New York City, High Bridge carries pedestrians and cyclists between the Highbridge section of the Bronx and Manhattan. It’s a historic bridge and major local landmark. It’s also the site of occasional construction and maintenance efforts. After a construction accident at or near High Bridge, our Bronx attorneys are here to help. Call Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Part of the only fully underground line in the Bronx, the Concourse Tunnel connects the Bronx to Manhattan when it crosses the Harlem River. Thousands of people pass through this tunnel every day, and keeping the line in good working order is an important job. People injured in construction accidents in or near the tunnel deserve justice. If you’ve been hurt, Giampa Law can help.
One of New York City’s oldest bridges, the Macombs Dam Bridge crosses the Harlem River to connect the Bronx with Manhattan. Over 40,000 people use the bridge every day, and keeping it maintained is an important task. When construction workers are injured on or near the bridge, they deserve the opportunity to pursue justice. Contact Giampa Law today.
A four-lane swing bridge over the Harlem River, the 145th Street Bridge connects River Avenue in the Bronx with Manhattan. Today, it carries tens of thousands of people every day. Construction work on the bridge or any of the nearby roads can prove to be dangerous, and workers injured in accidents may be entitled to compensation. Call the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Part of the White Plains Road Line serving the central Bronx, the 149th Street Tunnel connects the Bronx to Manhattan. Over 300,000 people use the White Plains Road Line every day, and keeping the tracks and the tunnel in good working order is critical. Construction workers involved in tunnel work are entitled to safe working conditions, and when they get hurt, they have a right to justice. Contact Giampa Law.
A swing bridge spanning 300 feet over the Harlem River, the Madison Avenue Bridge connects East 138th Street in the Bronx with Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Over 40,000 people cross the bridge every day, and it’s part of the course for the New York City Marathon. If you have been injured at a construction site on or near the bridge, you need an experienced Bronx construction accident lawyer. You need Giampa Law.
A vertical lift bridge that spans the Harlem River, the Park Avenue Bridge carries the Metro-North Railroad and connects the Bronx to Manhattan. Over a quarter of a million people use this bridge every day, and construction and maintenance work on the bridge is an important task. If you’ve been hurt on the bridge itself or at a nearby construction site, our Bronx law firm can help. Call Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Carrying the end of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line into the Bronx, the Lexington Avenue Tunnel connects the Bronx to Manhattan and Brooklyn and beyond. Hundreds of thousands of riders pass through this tunnel every day. If you were hurt while working on the tunnel itself or on a construction site in the area, our attorneys can help. Contact Giampa Law.
Carrying southbound traffic from the Bronx into Manhattan, the Third Avenue Bridge is used by over 50,000 vehicles every day. Construction work on the bridge and nearby roadways can prove to be dangerous at times. Injured construction workers deserve the opportunity for justice. Contact us for a free consultation.
A northbound-only bridge that carries traffic from Manhattan into the Bronx, the Willis Avenue Bridge is well-known as marking the 20-mile mark on the New York City Marathon. It’s a fairly new bridge, having opened in 2010. But like all bridges, it frequently needs to be maintained. Construction workers involved in projects on and around the bridge deserve a safe working environment. And when they’re injured in accidents, they deserve justice. Contact a Bronx construction accident lawyer at Giampa Law.
More commonly known as the Triborough Bridge, the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is a complex of three bridges connecting the Bronx with Manhattan and Queens. Sometimes called the “biggest traffic machine ever built,” the bridge complex carries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day, and there are many construction projects on the bridges and nearby roads. If you’ve been injured at a construction site anywhere around the Triborough Bridge, contact Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Locally known as the Whitestone, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge spans over 2,000 feet as it connects the Throggs Neck neighborhood of the Bronx with Queens. It carries I-678 and connects to the Bruckner Interchange on the Bronx side. If you were involved in an accident at a construction site on or near this bridge, our Bronx construction accident lawyers can help. Call today to schedule your free consultation with Giampa Law.
Carrying Interstate 295 over the East River from Throgs Neck in the Bronx into Queens, the Throgs Neck Bridge forms an important thoroughfare as the easternmost crossing from Long Island to the mainland. With over 100,000 people crossing the bridge daily, construction work on and around the bridge is a critically important job. If you were hurt in an accident at a construction site on or near the bridge, our Bronx lawyers can help. Call Giampa Law for a free case evaluation.
Where did your NYC college construction accident happen?
- Fordham University
- City University of New York
- College of Mount Saint Vincent
- Manhattan College
- SUNY Maritime College
- Monroe College
One of the best-known universities in New York City, Fordham University has over 15,000 enrolled students, about half of whom study at the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. As a growing and thriving research university, Fordham has many construction projects ongoing throughout its campuses, and the workers on those construction sites are entitled to safe working conditions. If you’ve been injured on a construction site at Fordham, our Bronx law firm can help you recover.
The largest urban university system in the nation, City University of New York (CUNY) has over half a million students throughout New York City. Across CUNY’s campuses, including Lehman College and Bronx Community College, there is always construction ongoing as the university seeks to improve and expand its facilities. Construction workers injured on those campuses deserve the opportunity for justice. The experienced Bronx lawyers at Giampa Law can help.
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Located in the Bronx’s Riverdale section, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a private college with nearly 2,000 enrolled students. Even a relatively small college is always looking to expand and renovate its buildings, and Mount Saint Vincent is no exception. If you were injured while working on a construction site here, our Bronx construction accident lawyers can help you pursue justice. Call Giampa Law today for your free consultation.
Despite its name, Manhattan College today calls the Bronx home, located in the Riverdale neighborhood. Over 3,000 students are enrolled at this highly regarded college, and the campus is often under construction as buildings are added, expanded and renovated. The workers on those sites are entitled to safe working conditions. If you’ve been injured, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact Giampa Law today for your free consultation.
Located in historic Fort Schuyler in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, SUNY Maritime College is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies nationwide. The State University of New York is always seeking to expand and improve its facilities. If you were hurt on a construction site at SUNY Maritime or anywhere in Throggs Neck, our Bronx construction accident lawyers want to hear from you. Contact Giampa Law for a free consultation.
Monroe College, formerly known as the Monroe School of Business and Monroe Business Institute, is a college with nearly 7,000 students located on Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. Monroe is a growing college with constantly expanding facilities, and that means there’s often construction work happening on campus. If you were injured at a construction site, our attorneys want to hear from you. Call today to speak with an experienced Bronx construction accident lawyer at Giampa Law.