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We fight for your safety on the job

Of all industries, construction ranks third for the highest number of fatal occupational injuries. In such a physically demanding job, even the slightest injury can be life-changing. Many construction workers are breadwinners for their family, and an injury on the job can mean lost wages or unemployment. Skilled Brooklyn construction accident lawyers can help you recover. Fredric S. Masure works to help keep your family’s head above water when you’re struggling with the repercussions of a construction accident.

Fredric has almost 30 years of experience behind him, and he’s recovered millions in compensation for his clients. With him in your corner, helping to prove others are responsible for your pain and suffering, you will be reimbursed for your injuries — even when workers compensation fails to cover them.

While workers compensation may help cover your medical bills, it often will not compensate you for your pain, suffering and other losses. Additionally, in New York, a worker cannot sue his or her employer for an injury on the job while collecting workers compensation. This is one of the biggest challenges injured workers face, and as much as they desire justice, they’re at the mercy of the state. With Brooklyn construction accident lawyers on your team, you’ll get the reimbursement you deserve. Fredric looks to third parties if necessary – contractors, manufacturers and other employees – to bring financial and emotional resolution to your case.

Get Legal Support From a Top Construction Accident Lawyer in Brooklyn

If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident in New York, you need experienced legal representation. At the Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure, we have seen the devastation these accidents cause, and we can help you.

Call now to schedule a free consultation with a top construction accident lawyer in Brooklyn, New York.

Types of Construction Accidents We Handle

We have successfully litigated cases stemming from scaffolding collapses, crane crashes, electrical accidents, building collapses, falling debris, defective equipment, and other incidents. No injury case is too complex – we have the litigation experience, industry expertise, and resources to secure compensation for any construction accident, including:

Scaffolding Collapse

When scaffolds are defective or overloaded, devastating falls result. Poor construction, damage, or excessive loading causes thousands of scaffolding collapses. Falls from faulty scaffolds often lead to permanent spinal cord or brain damage.

Ladder Accidents

Ladders provide necessary access on construction sites but also pose a risk of severe falls if misused or defective. Faulty locks, missing safety feet, bent rungs, or excessive weight can all cause ladders to slip, shift, or collapse under workers. Strict regulations govern ladder design, inspection, placement, and use; liability can be established if violated.

Falling Objects

Falling construction materials and debris is one of the most frequent causes of injuries and fatalities at building sites. Tools, pipes, bricks, and other objects falling from heights pack enormous striking force. Bystanders and passersby may also be struck, injured, or killed by falling site debris. Proper containment and storage of materials, restricted access areas, and hard hats can help prevent injuries.

Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents

Construction sites are full of tripping hazards like cables, tools, uneven surfaces, and excavations that cause worker slips and falls. Wet, muddy, or cluttered work areas can lead to injuries. Poor lighting, a lack of safety railing near excavations or openings, and inadequate warnings also contribute to site trip and fall accidents. Liability often falls on those responsible for maintenance and safety compliance.

Crane Accidents

Tower cranes are invaluable for lifting heavy materials and equipment during construction. But crane booms buckling under excessive loads, crane cable snapping, crane tip-overs, and uncontrolled swinging loads can all cause catastrophic injury or death to operators and workers if equipment fails or isn’t operated correctly. Strict certification and inspection rules apply to help prevent accidents.

Roof Collapses

Construction workers rely on temporary roof structures while working at elevation. When these are poorly constructed, overloaded, or braced inadequately, partial or total collapse can result. Injuries from plummeting within and from collapsing structures are often devastating or fatal. We thoroughly examine roof structure integrity when litigating these cases.

Dangerous Hazards or Debris

Poor construction site maintenance often creates debris that ends up tripping workers, falling from above, causing lacerations, or leading to other injuries. Nails, wires, glass, scrap metal, and wood with protruding nails all represent serious hazards if left lying around. Construction managers are responsible for proper site maintenance and safety compliance.

Electrical Accidents

Electrocutions are one of the leading causes of construction site fatalities. Faulty wiring, damaged extension cords, power tools and lamps, overhead power lines, and exposure to live circuits or components can all lead to lethal electrical shocks. We determine code violations and improperly installed or faulty electrical equipment contributing to electrical accidents.

Defective or Dangerous Equipment

Severe injuries can occur when power tools, saws, excavators, trucks, or other construction equipment are damaged, poorly maintained, or improperly used. Companies must provide proper equipment training and maintenance to help prevent accidents. Manufacturers also share liability when flaws in design or safety features are responsible for injuries.

Forklift and Other Construction Vehicle Accidents

Forklifts, bulldozers, and other heavy machinery are prone to causing serious crushing injuries or deaths if equipment tips, rollovers occur, brakes fail, loads are dropped, or pedestrians are struck by the vehicles. Reckless operation, excessive speeds, unstable terrain, and a lack of visibility contribute to accidents.

Explosions and Fires

Ruptured gas lines, combustible materials igniting, electrically-caused sparks near vapors, and other worksite hazards can lead to destructive explosions or fires. Workers may be directly burned or struck by flying debris. Identifying and establishing safety protocols around explosion or fire risks is imperative.

Building Collapse or Structural Failure

A total or partial collapse of a building or structure under construction can bury and crush workers with extraordinary force. Defects or weaknesses in foundations, improper construction sequencing, premature removal of supports, overloaded materials, and other errors in design or construction methods can precipitate catastrophic collapse.

Welding and Cutting Accidents

Welders face serious risks, including burns, electrocutions, eye damage, fires, and explosions from equipment and working near flammable materials or vapors. Proper protective gear, training, adequate ventilation, and shutting off gas lines can help reduce accidents. Companies must take all the required precautions to ensure welding and cutting are performed safely.

We Fight for Maximum Compensation

Construction accidents can inflict devastating emotional and financial tolls. Our attorneys leave no stone unturned while investigating to identify all financially liable parties and legal remedies to recover maximum compensation for you. This includes:

  • Securing appropriate and full medical treatment
  • Investigating the accident scene and preserving evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses and obtaining expert analysis
  • Reviewing all related contracts, permits, policies, and procedures
  • Pinpointing OSHA, NY Labor Law, building code, and other violations
  • Determining all potentially negligent parties – contractors, owners, equipment manufacturers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and material suppliers
  • Calculating all past and future damages – medical costs, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering
  • Negotiating tenaciously with insurance carriers or filing personal injury lawsuits if needed
  • Helping you obtain worker’s compensation and Social Security benefits

With a strong case built on a thorough investigation and accident reconstruction, our Brooklyn construction accident lawyers maximize recoveries for injured construction workers and their families.

Don’t Wait to Get the Legal Representation You Need

Every second counts when you or a loved one have been injured. Don’t wait: Call the Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure today to speak to a construction accident lawyer in Brooklyn.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

While some construction injuries are minor, many result in devastating harm with permanent consequences. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients who suffered these common serious construction injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Amputated limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Cuts or lacerations
  • Crushed limbs

The sooner we start building your case, the more we can do to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Call for your free consultation with one of the most experienced construction accident attorneys in Brooklyn, NY

If your life has been forever changed by a construction accident, call a law firm that understands what you’re going through. The Law Offices of Fredric S. Masure devotes hours of personal attention to every case we handle, and as a result, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Call Fredric at +1.718.942.7777 24 hours a day for your free consultation or contact us online. Our office is located at 1932 Ralph Ave., Brooklyn, NY. We work for you – if you don’t get paid, neither do we.

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