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While a fall down the stairs can always cause injury, construction stairway falls can be tragic and involve serious injury even greater than falls down a finished flight of stairs. Stairways on construction sites are sometimes temporary, often unfinished, and rarely have the sort of ordinary safeguards that prevent tumbles down a building’s stairway. 

When a construction worker falls on a stairway that is part of a building under construction, the exact conditions of the accident need to be investigated in order to determine who can be held responsible for the conditions that led to the accident. 

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, our team of award-winning attorneys have extensive experience in construction accident claims, including those claims that result from a fall down stairs. We know what it takes to fight the insurance companies and win. If you have been injured on a New York construction site stairway, we will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

If the accident happened on a New York construction site, am I limited to workers’ compensation benefits?

No, you are not.  While injured workers can seek workers’ compensation, the benefits do not cover the expenses and losses a worker sustained. Workers compensation is very inadequate compared to the salary that a construction worker can command for difficult and hazardous work.

Fortunately, under powerful New York labor laws, developers, general contractors and property owners are responsible for the safety of the employees on the job site, and can be held liable for their negligence in failing to follow safety guidelines and regulations.

If you have sustained injuries in a construction stairway fall, the best thing to do is seek legal counsel right away. The accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, are always happy to sit down and evaluate a claim. They will take the time to listen to your story and present you with all of your options.

I am a construction worker and got injured while working on a construction project. I went to a law firm to represent me for my injuries. They spent two years never communicating and meeting with us, and then, sent us a letter after two years that they were dropping our case. 

My son, who is also a construction worker that Michael Lamonsoff represented, referred us to his office. Michael told us that we did have a case and that the other attorneys did not know what they were talking about. 

He immediately took action. He litigated the case. He and his wonderful staff kept us informed at all times. Just before trial, we went to a mediation. Michael fought very hard for us. He and his team spent hours until they got us a magnificent settlement.

Dennis C.

What are the common causes of a construction stairway accident?

Construction slips, trips, or falls on stairways happen for a variety of reasons but here are some of the most common:

  • Debris on the construction site: Debris on construction sites include remnants from cut wood, cement, wires, paper, etc., all of which can lead to a major trip or fall down the stairs. If a construction site manager failed to keep the area clean, they can be held accountable for the injuries you sustained on the job.
  • Unfinished projects: While a project is under construction, incomplete structural elements, such as a staircase could cause a slip, trip, or fall. Construction site managers are responsible for overseeing the site and must ensure they safeguard against accidents.
  • Elements: When a building is under construction, it will be open to the elements. Snow and ice can quickly accumulate, increasing the possibility of slips, trips, or falls on stairways. These substances must be removed from the area to ensure each worker’s safety.  If they were not properly dealt with and you suffered injuries, you have every right to pursue a claim.

Why do I need an injury lawyer after a fall on a construction stairway?

If you have sustained serious injuries due to a slip, trip, or fall on a stairway at a construction site, you need an attorney who can assist you, evaluate your claim, and fight for your rights. When you sustain a serious injury on a construction site, swift action is necessary to ensure that you’re fully compensated.

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will help you preserve your rights, investigate thoroughly to establish responsibility and fight diligently for every dollar that you deserve for your injuries. Establishing liability can be difficult at times, and these types of claims can be complicated, so you need an experienced NYC construction accident attorney to help you navigate the legal system and resolve your case as quickly as possible.

Contact us for help with your construction accident claim

The attorneys with the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have spent many years providing assistance to construction accident victims. If you’ve been involved in an accident and ask for our help, we will thoroughly investigate your claim, and fight for your rights to compensation. 

If you have been involved in a construction stairway accident, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff for a free consultation today.

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