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Injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls are common among construction workers. While many of the falls that happen on construction sites are falls from a high height, such as a higher floor or the top of a ladder, thirty-six percent of non-fatal falls at construction sites are actually falls on the same level, such as tripping over an obstacle and falling onto the floor or ground. These falls are not typically fatal falls, but they can cause serious and even permanent injury nonetheless.

Most slip-and-fall accidents are due to dangerous job site conditions. When a dangerous condition that results in a fall is caused by the negligence of a property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor or another party, a personal injury lawsuit is often necessary to ensure that the injured worker is fully compensated for his injuries and losses.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC,  our award-winning attorneys are known for their winning record in personal injury cases including those claims that result from a slip, trip or fall.  If you have been injured from a fall on a New York construction site, we will aggressively fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Select results from recent construction accident cases:

  • $4,100,000 settlement in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he tripped over a loose beam.
  • $3,500,000 awarded to an injured construction worker after he tripped and fell over a plumbing pipe that was covered and obscured by snow at a construction site.
  • $2,800,000 settlement for an ironworker who was caused to slip and fall on a construction site resulting in significant lower back injuries.

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What causes slip, trip, and fall injuries on a construction site?

Even when different elevation isn’t a factor, there are many potentially dangerous conditions on any construction site that can trip you up. These are some of the most common causes of trip and fall accidents on construction sites:

  • Impaired surface conditions, including cracks in the pavement, uneven surfaces, potholes, temporary bridges and walkways, curbing, and muddy soil
  • Dangerous environmental conditions, including soft soil, rain, snow, ice, and machinery
  • Walkway obstructions, including power cords, materials, tools, debris, equipment, cables, and hoses
  • Working coordination issues, including failures to properly place warning cones or signs and failures to communicate changes to workers
  • Sightline issues, such as insufficient lighting or an inability to see while carrying heavy and awkward loads or objects

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

No, you are not. Although injured workers can seek workers’ compensation, the benefits are never sufficient to  cover the expenses and losses a worker actually sustained.

Fortunately, New York has powerful labor laws, which insist that developers, general contractors and property owners are responsible for the safety of the employees on the job site. All of these parties can held liable for their negligence in failing to follow safety guidelines and regulations in a personal injury lawsuit.

If you have sustained injuries in a slip and fall on a construction site, the best thing to do is call our offices right away. The experienced and capable accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, will take the time to listen to your story, thoroughly investigate your claim, and present you with all of your options.

How long will it take to settle my case?

Each and every case is different, and some move through the system more quickly than others. We will need to thoroughly investigate all of the conditions surrounding your fall, including interviewing any witnesses, examining your medical records, etc.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we know how to get your case prioritized so that it can be resolved as quickly as possible.

Although the legal process can be time-consuming, we have had significant success in negotiating very favorable settlements for our clients in the pre-trial stages of litigation, which can shorten the wait time considerably.

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The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff and its construction accident attorneys understand all types of construction accident cases, including those which involve trips and falls, and are aggressive in litigating cases for those injured. 

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

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