Construction Accidents

Working to Help Laborers Hurt on the Job

Construction worksites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country. Due to the unstable nature of the facility, the use of heavy machinery and many other factors, injuries to workers and visitors are common. Raskin & Kremins, LLP has more than 20 years of experience helping injured victims. Don’t face this difficult time alone. Let us be your advocate with your employer, the insurance companies and any other liable parties.

Compensation Available for Construction Workers

New York City has seen an alarming rise in construction accidents resulting in serious or fatal injuries over the past five years. Although construction workers in the state of New York should be covered by Workers’ Compensation, payouts often fail to adequately compensate workers and their families for the true losses incurred, including:

  • Long-term medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future job opportunities
  • Increases in insurance premiums or termination of coverage
  • Pain and suffering for workers, or for their families when a loved one is lost
  • Other intangible factors.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents

Construction injuries in which an additional lawsuit may be viable can be caused by any of the following:

  • Scaffolding accidents and falls
  • Unsafe ladders or stairways
  • Crane accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Defective machinery or unsafe use of machinery
  • Forklift injuries
  • Other falls from a great height
  • Electrocution or electrical burns

Whether you are involved in a fall or some other type of accident, we are prepared to help you pursue the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.