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Construction accident lawyers at Pazer Epstein Jaffe Fein & Gozenput, P.C. have a proven track record of litigating construction injury lawsuits and recovering millions of dollars for our clients. Our law firm represents clients who were injured in cases such as construction site falls and scaffolding accidents.


For a laborer who had his thumb amputated.


For a worker who fell from a ladder.


For a bricklayer who fell from a sidewalk shed.


For a construction worker who was injured when an object on the construction site fell on him


For a worker who suffered a fall from a scaffold.


For a union ironworker who sustained bilateral knee injuries


For a laborer who fell off an A-Frame ladder.


For a union steamfitter who was struck by a falling hoist


For a laborer who fell from a roof of a two story building


For a laborer buried by debris falling at a demolition project


For a plumber who fell from a ladder.


For a union electrician whose finger was crushed by a falling pipe

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. In fact, one in five U.S. worker deaths occur among construction workers. In New York City, construction accidents occur on a near daily basis, leaving hundreds of workers injured each year.

After an accident, injured construction workers and their families have the legal right to file a lawsuit and to file for workers’ compensation. However, choosing a lawyer to represent you after an accident on a construction site is crucial.

“You Have the Right to Choose Your Own Lawyer, and You Should Make This Decision Very Carefully.”

During this process, it is crucial that you ask your lawyer questions as to their experience in litigating construction site accidents and their knowledge of the Labor Law/Scaffold Law.

We have represented countless clients who have been injured on construction projects and who have claims under New York’s Labor Law.

New York Labor Law – The Scaffold Law

New York has strong worker protection laws commonly referred to as the Labor Law or the Scaffold Law. The focus of New York’s Labor Law is to protect workers who are working at heights or who are working beneath objects which could potentially fall on them while on the work place. The New York Labor Law/Scaffold Law applies to all construction projects big or small.

Owners and contractors are responsible under the Labor Law for providing appropriate ladders, scaffolds, harnesses and other devices which are meant to keep workers safe and protect them from falls. When Owners and/or General Contractors fail to provide such safety equipment and workers are injured as a result, the injured worker has an absolute right to bring an action against the Owner and/or General Contractor for the project. Such action would be brought under Labor Law §240(1), Labor Law §241(6), and Labor Law §200.

In addition to the right to bring a lawsuit against an Owner and/or General Contractor, a worker also has the absolute right to collect Workers’ Compensation insurance benefits from his or her employer. Such insurance by law pays for a workers’ medical bills and lost wages during the period that he or she is getting medical treatment and cannot work and earn a living. Workers’ Compensation insurance is an automatic right and no law suit is required to obtain such benefits. The Workers’ Compensation benefits enable a worker to continue to take care of his or her family while pursuing a law suit against the Owner and/or General Contractor for the on the job injury.

Construction Accident Statistics in NYC

Development on the New York City skyline has proven deadly for dozens of workers. In 20o5, for example the private construction industry sector took the largest number of worker lives in New York City. Out of a total of 74 worker deaths, 25 were in construction. Specialty trade contractors accounted for 17 of these deaths.

Below is a breakdown of the type of construction work employees were performing when they had fatal accidents:

  • Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors: 8 Fatalities.
  • Construction of buildings: 5 Fatalities.
  • Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors: 5 Fatalities.
  • Building equipment contractors: 4 Fatalities.
  • Site preparation contractors: 4 Fatalities.
  • Residential remodelers: 3 Fatalities.
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What Our Clients Say

This firm took my difficult construction case and got me a lot of money to compensate me for my injuries. Eugene Gozenput took my case to trial and won. Very happy with outcome

Ainsworth Robinson
February 10, 2020

My experience with Mr. Jaffe and Mr. Fein was amazing. They took my Construction case and got me a maximum recovery to protect my future. I would personally recommend them to anyone who needs a lawyer. Not just good lawyers, but a great firm to represent you. Thank you guys so much. Ainsworth Robinson.

Freddy Herrera
December 23, 2019

Eugene Gozenput is absolutely one of the best attorneys out there. He dedicated his time and showed an amazing work ethic. He was able to get me the maximum amount on my settlement by preparing my case for trial. The entire team from Mike Jaffe to all the other lawyers were top notch and were extremely professional. I could not ask for better attorneys.

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