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Construction Accidents

Under the New York State Labor Law, a construction worker may recover against the worksite’s owner and general contractor if the injury was caused by defective safety equipment or if “proper protection” was not made available to the worker to provide for his or her safety. This law, therefore, enables a worker to sue for damages beyond Workers Compensation for injuries caused by a variety of worksite deficiencies including defective scaffolding, improperly secured ladder, debris littered worksites, or if the employer fails to provide safety gear such as a hard hat, respirator or safety belt.

These construction lawsuits are very technical and must be handled by attorneys with experience in the field.

Since the firm’s inception in 2001, Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has successfully handled hundreds of construction accident cases. We not only understand the complex and ever-changing statutory and case law, but we work with highly experienced construction safety experts who analyze each case and assist us in presenting the strongest case possible. 

Notable Decisions

Fall down an unguarded elevator shaft during construction resulting in severe leg fractures - $5,250,000 Settlement (Kings County, 2009)
Fall from an unsecured ladder caused a traumatic brain injury- $3,750,000 Settlement (Kings County, 2007)
Fall from a broken scaffold step resulted in spinal injury- $2,475,000 Settlement (Kings County, 2007)
Fall from a scaffold after the tie-ins broke loose causing fractured ankle and chronic pain- $2,300,000 Settlement (Kings County, 2008)
Collapsed wall causing brain injury - $1,640,000 Settlement (Queens County, 2009)
Worker crushed by falling concrete column- $1,500,000 Settlement (New York County, 2005)
Construction worker fell through an unsecured opening causing spinal injuries - $2,200,000 Settlement during trial (New York County, 2011)
Fall from a work platform on a construction site causing injury to shoulder - $1,400,000 Settlement (Kings County, 2012)
Construction worker fell from a height and sustained a fractured ankle - $850,000 Settlement (Westchester County, 2014)

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