Construction Accident Lawsuit Brooklyn, NY
New York and Brooklyn are always under construction and many people work in the city’s construction industry. These workers are protected by sections 200, 240 and 241 of the New York Labor Law that stipulates that employers are responsible for the safety of their employees. This law, sometimes referred to as the Scaffolding Law, has been in effect for more than 100 years.
If you were injured while working construction in Brooklyn, it is important to consult a knowledgeable Brooklyn construction accident lawsuit attorney right away to learn about your rights and options. At Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques, P.C., we have been helping injured New Yorkers obtain justice since our founding in 1998. Led by our senior partners who have more than 50 years of experience in the personal injury field, our attorneys have helped hundreds of clients injured in Brooklyn obtain compensation for their medical bills, wages and expenses.
Understanding New York’s Scaffolding Laws
The Scaffolding Law is complex, and in the past several years, New York courts have limited the protections it offers workers injured on construction sites. This makes it important to consult a lawyer with knowledge, experience and determination. We protect our clients’ rights, know their stories thoroughly and work hard to obtain a positive outcome. Our lawyers go up against large construction companies in Brooklyn and Greater New York, including crane operators, scaffolding companies, property owners and subcontractors – and their insurance companies.
We work with workers’ compensation lawyers and make sure that our clients are compensated for injuries and costs not covered under New York’s workers’ comp laws. We do this by filing third-party injury lawsuits that can result in the client receiving maximum compensation. In short, we explore all avenues of compensation on behalf of clients injured in Brooklyn construction accidents.
Our clients include union and nonunion construction workers employed in all building and construction trades, including:
- Ironworkers, welders and sheet metal workers
- Carpenters, carpet layers and cabinet makers
- Electrical workers and plumbers
- Construction truck drivers
- All other construction trades
Contact our New York law firm after your Brooklyn construction accident for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will give you an honest assessment of your chances of securing compensation. Call us at 212-227-6260.