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Construction Related Respiratory Injuries

From the numerous ongoing MTA projects (the Second Avenue subway, LIRR East Side Access, and expansion of the # 7 Subway line) to the erection of record-setting towers that will alter the City’s skyline, New York City is in the middle of a construction boom.

Despite the known dangers that breathing construction dust and fumes can pose, workers are rarely provided with proper and necessary respiratory protection to guard them from developing serious permanent respiratory conditions including silicosis, asthma, RADS, COPD and bronchitis. This failure to provide workers with the proper protection is a violation of the New York State Labor Law.

Bringing a claim or lawsuit for a construction related respiratory injury can be extraordinarily complex. These cases involve an intimate knowledge of the New York State Labor Law and the science behind the respiratory conditions that can impact construction workers.

If you have a construction related respiratory injury — contact our New York attorneys for a free consultation.

Through our successful World Trade Center related work, Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, LLP has developed an understanding of respiratory conditions, how they develop, and their impact on the lives of the individuals that suffer from them. Together with doctors, scientists, engineers, and epidemiologists, we have the experience and tools necessary to successfully bring your case in this complex area of the law.

Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation to get your questions answered.

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Representative Cases

Fall down an unguarded elevator shaft during construction resulting in severe leg fractures - $5,250,000 Settlement

Fall from an unsecured ladder caused a traumatic brain injury- $3,750,000 Settlement

Fall from a broken scaffold step resulted in spinal injury- $2,475,000 Settlement

Fall from a scaffold after the tie-ins broke loose causing fractured ankle and chronic pain- $2,300,000 Settlement

Construction worker fell through an unsecured opening causing spinal injuries - $2,200,000 Settlement during trial

Collapsed wall causing brain injury - $1,640,000 Settlement

Worker crushed by falling concrete column - $1,500,000 Settlement

Fall from a work platform on a construction site causing injury to shoulder - $1,400,000 Settlement

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