Demolition Accident Lawyers in NYC
Demolition accidents are very common causes of workplace, and construction site injury. Demolition is defined as destroying or wrecking any building or structure and any part thereof. According to the United States Department of Labor, demolition accidents are uniquely dangerous types of construction accidents throughout the U.S. and in New York City.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and under New York Law, employers have a duty to provide safe workplaces for their employees. Employers are required to equip, train, and instruct employees in proper safety measures. Demolition control and safety require even higher standards of vigilance and care.
Demolition accidents can clearly be very serious. Blowing up or razing a building can cause unforeseen damages and significant injury, or even death. In fact, one of the most dangerous jobs in the construction industry is demolition. Buildings are often old and are in dangerous condition even before a demolition.
New York Demolition Accident Lawyers
The New York demolition accident attorneys of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. have fought for the rights of construction workers and demolition experts hurt in accidents for over 50 years. We are here to help you win your demolition accident lawsuit. Our goal is to make you as financially sound as possible, while punishing the negligent acts of those who caused your demolition injuries.
We always offer a free consultation. You can learn a great deal more about our work from our past client testimonials as well. We have represented those hurt in demolition accidents throughout New York City and Long Island for 50 years. We have won millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts. Please reach out to us to discuss your demolition accident case in greater detail.
Causes of Demolition Accidents in New York City
Numerous negligent acts by an employer, or contractor on a construction, or demolition site can cause significant personal injury or death. Here are some of the common risks involved with demolition and demolition sites:
- Negligent safety measures by employer
- Improper training or safety training by an employer
- Fires and explosions
- Negligent use of equipment
- Improper safety gear and equipment
- Equipment malfunction
- Falling through floors or other construction site falls
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Building collapse
- Improper use of explosives
- Ceiling collapse
- Falling debris
- Falls from buildings or scaffolds
Demolition Accident Damages in New York
If you have been injured in a demolition accident because of another person’s negligence you can receive monetary awards for your pain and suffering, medical bills (past and future), rehabilitation costs, wrongful death, loss of consortium and more. Each demolition accident case is different and each one will need to be evaluated by a skilled and experienced lawyer. Studies have conclusively shown that injured plaintiffs who hire experienced personal injury lawyers obtain more money in damages than those that do not.
The law limits the time allowed to file a claim under New York Personal Injury Law, New York Labor Laws, or New York Workers Compensation Law. Contact your New York City demolition accident law firm now.