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Construction Accident Injury Lawsuits

Construction Accidents | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Injury, Fatality | Safety, Hazards, Roof Related Falls, Crane Accidents, Scaffolding Accidents, Run-Over by Operating Equipment, Lifting Equipment Failure, Electric Shock

Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined significantly in the twenty-three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came into being, this has not been the case in construction industry.  Construction is the United State's largest industry and one that has consistently registered high rates of workplace accidents. OSHA has had little success in reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers, despite the fact that it channels a large portion of its resources into the enforcement of health and safety standards on construction sites.

Construction workers are exposed to a wider variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry; in 1992, according to the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the lost-workday case rate for the construction industry was 5.7 per 100 full-time workers, the highest of any major economic sector.

Victims of the following types of construction accidents have been successfully represented by Parker & Waichman, LLP:

  • Roof Related Falls
  • Crane Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Run-Over by Operating Equipment
  • Lifting Equipment Failure
  • Electric Shock
  • Trench Collapses
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Hit by Highway Vehicle
  • Compressed Gases Accidents
  • Struck by heavy falling objects
  • Welding Accidents

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Construction Accidents

If you or a loved have been injured in a construction accident, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified personal injury attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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Construction Job Site Accidents in New York on the Rise as Site Inspections Drop

Jan 16, 2013
The amount of accidents at construction job sites in New York City rose dramatically in 2012 as compared to the year prior. According to a New York Daily News report this week, the amount of reported jobsite accidents rose from 119 in 2011 to 157 last year. The number of injuries from those accidents also rose dramatically, from 128 to 187, the source notes citing city records. This marks jumps of 31 and 46 percent, respectively.  In the last few months, several crane collapses at...

Jordan L. Chaikin, Partner with Parker Waichman LLP, Appointed to Homeowner Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation

Sep 18, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP is pleased to announce that Jordan L. Chaikin, a partner with the firm, has been appointed to the Homeowner Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (HPSC) for In Re: MI Windows and Doors, Inc. Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2333), currently underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. Mr. Chaikin was appointed to the HPSC by the Honorable David C. Norton in a Case Management Order date September 10, 2012. All of the lawsuits...

New York Personal Injury Law Firm Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Construction Worker Injured on the Job While Employed by a Subcontractor of Top 8 Construction Corp

Aug 7, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of injured people, has filed suit on behalf of a Queens, New York, man who was injured at a premises owned by 39 Prince Realty LLC while employed by a subcontractor of Top 8 Construction Corp. The lawsuit, which names the injured worker’s wife as co-Plaintiff, was filed on May 15, 2012, in the Supreme Court of New York, Queens County. The complaint names 39 Prince Realty LLC and Top 8 Construction Corp. as...

18 Injured After Scaffolding Accident in New York City

Sep 21, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
A Queens-based demolition company will be cited today, following yesterday's scaffolding and partial building collapse in Harlem.  The collapse injured 18 people, including some who were passengers on a New York City bus.Councilwoman Inez Dickens told DNAinfo.com that Disano Demolition will be hit with six violations.  The owner of the five-story building undergoing demolition will also face one violation. Dickens said equipment was found that should not have been on the site and the...

Deadly New York Crane Collapse Results in Manslaughter, Other Charges for Contractor

Jan 6, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
A contractor from Long Island has been charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and assault in connection with a deadly New York City crane collapse that killed seven people last year.  According to a report on Newsday.com, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said William Rapetti's "reckless and negligent rigging practices" led to the fatal accident last March at a construction site in Midtown.The crane collapse...

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