Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyers

Metropolitan areas, such as Brooklyn, serve as epicenters for continuous and rapid development. Construction workers play a vital role in driving this development by executing the labor required to expand upon New York City’s ever-growing infrastructure. With this, it should be no surprise that the construction industry in NYC employs more workers than anywhere else in the United States, equating to 373,800 jobs in 2020.

With such a large number of construction workers in one area, the volume of construction accidents that result in injuries is also very high. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Brooklyn construction accident, The Barnes Firm is here to help. Our team of experienced construction accident attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and explain your legal options following a construction accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 and find out what your case is worth.

The Barnes Firm is Here to Help Brooklyn Construction Accident Victims

Construction accidents can be devastating for workers and their families. Injuries can cause long-term physical and emotional damage, making it difficult for victims to return to work and resume their normal lives. Medical bills and lost wages can also add financial hardship, making it challenging for victims to cope with the aftermath of the accident.

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the challenges that construction accident victims face and can help you navigate the legal process. We know that every case is unique, and we will take the time to understand your individual circumstances to create a personalized legal strategy for your case. With a proven track record of success in handling construction accident cases, our attorneys have the knowledge, resources, and expertise to tackle even the most complex cases. If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

New York State Construction Labor Laws

New York State has enacted labor laws to protect the rights of construction workers to ensure safe working conditions and safe equipment. It is a shared responsibility between property owners and construction contractors to take necessary measures to establish safe construction work sites and provide construction workers with essential safety gear to perform their duties.

Section 200 of the New York State labor law states that:

  • Owners and contractors must provide reasonable and adequate protection for the lives, health, and safety of all individuals employed or lawfully present at construction sites.
  • Machinery, equipment, and devices within these premises must be positioned, operated, guarded, and illuminated in a manner that ensures reasonable and adequate protection for everyone on the site.
  • Hazardous equipment must be marked with a warning sign around it that highlights the hazards as the unsafe conditions are addressed

Section 240 provides comprehensive guidelines for the proper use of scaffolding in construction job sites. These guidelines state that:

  • Scaffolding positioned more than 20 feet above the ground must be equipped with securely attached safety rails measuring at least 34 inches in height, extending along the entire exterior length.
  • Scaffolding must be structurally designed to bear a load four times greater than the maximum weight requirement.
  • Proper erection, securing, and fastening of scaffolding are mandatory.

Section 241, known as the “Safety Hazards Law,” states that workers are entitled to protection from safety hazards that could potentially result in injuries. This includes measures such as:

  • Enclosing elevator shafts,
  • Ensuring the appropriate planking of floors, and
  • Implementing proper equipment that prevents slip, trip, and fall accidents.

These laws have been established to prioritize the safety of construction job sites and the well-being of construction workers. If you have sustained injuries due to a property owner or contractor’s disregard for these guidelines, you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

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Types of Brooklyn Construction Accident Cases We Handle

At The Barnes Firm, our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of construction accident cases, including:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Falling objects and debris
  • Electrocutions
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Roof and ladder falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Caught in or between objects
  • Fires and explosions
  • Forklift accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Brazing or welding accidents
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Dangerous equipment & machinery
  • Nail gun accidents

It’s the responsibility of construction site owners and operators to ensure that safety guidelines are understood and followed so that accidents can be avoided. Regardless of the type of construction accident you have experienced, our team of skilled attorneys is here to help you navigate the legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Construction accidents can cause a range of injuries, from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries our attorneys have seen when handling Brooklyn construction accident cases include:

If you have sustained any of these injuries due to a construction accident in Brooklyn, it’s crucial to seek medical attention right away. Your health should always be your number one priority. Once you have received medical treatment, contact The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 to speak with one of our trusted attorneys who can help you understand your rights and help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Determining Liability in a Brooklyn Construction Accident

In general, liability falls on those responsible for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. However, other parties that may be held liable include:

  • Property owners
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Subcontractors
  • Engineers and architects
  • Contractors

Holding one or more of these parties liable requires proof that their negligence has contributed to your injuries. Proving liability in a construction accident can be a complex process to navigate alone. This is when an experienced Brooklyn construction accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm can help you establish liability, conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, including reviewing safety records and interviewing witnesses, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn, contact The Barnes Firm. Our team of personal injury attorneys is ready to help you navigate the legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation and find out what your case is really worth.

Damages to Seek After a Construction Accident

Worker’s compensation claims only cover disability, lost wages, and medical bills. Therefore, it’s important to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. The damages you may seek include:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Emotional distress
  • In-home nursing care
  • Future lost wages
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • PTSD
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that construction accidents can take on victims and their families. That’s why we are dedicated to helping victims seek the compensation they deserve.

What to do in the Aftermath of a Construction Accident

If you have been involved in a construction accident, taking the following steps can help you preserve evidence and protect your legal rights:

  • Document your injuries and any damage to property.
  • Get contact information and statements from witnesses.
  • Report the accident to your employer and/or the property owner as soon as possible.
  • Seek medical attention to have your injuries diagnosed and treated.

It’s also extremely important to contact an experienced Brooklyn construction accident attorney as soon as possible. The Barnes Firm has a team of skilled construction accident attorneys who can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim After a Construction Accident?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after a construction accident is three years from the date of the accident or discovery of injury. However, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney at The Barnes Firm as soon as possible to ensure that all necessary evidence is collected and preserved. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 to speak with one of our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys.

Contact The Barnes Firm for a FREE Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured on a construction site, contact The Barnes Firm. Our Brooklyn construction accident lawyers have successfully handled a variety of construction accident cases and will work hard to help you get the best result possible. Call (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation and find out what your case is really worth.


Our team of experienced construction accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Brooklyn and surrounding neighborhoods: Barren Island, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Bedford, Bedford–Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bergen Beach, Beverly Squares, Boerum Hill, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brownsville, Bushwick, Cadman Plaza, Canarsie, Carroll Gardens, City Line, Clinton Hill, Cobble Hill, Coney Island, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Ditmas Park, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Dyker Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, East Williamsburg, Farragut, Fiske Terrace, Flatbush, Flatlands, Fort Greene, Fort Hamilton, Fulton Ferry, Gerritsen Beach, Gowanus, Gravesend, Greenpoint, Highland Park, Kensington, Little Poland, Madison, Maine Park, Manhattan Beach, Midwood, Mill Basin, New Lots, New Utrecht, Ocean Hill, Ocean Parkway, Park Slope, Parkville, Pigtown, Plumb Beach, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park, Prospect Park South, Red Hook, Remsen Village, Sea Gate, Sheepshead Bay, South Brooklyn, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Stuyvesant Heights, Sunset Park, Vinegar Hill, Weeksville, Williamsburg, Windsor Terrace, Wingate, Wyckoff Heights, and more…

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New York, NY 10170

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“I retained the Barnes Firm, Jordan Finkelstein, after a an accident at a construction site. Jordan Finkelstein was, to say the least, fantastic. They worked hard on my case and got me a great settlement. I highly recommend the Barnes Firm.”

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