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Manhattan Construction Accidents Lawyer

You could be eligible for financial compensation if you were injured in a Manhattan construction accident. Our Manhattan construction accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation through a workers’ compensation claim, personal injury claim, or both.

You may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Let the team at Shulman & Hill provide the legal support you need during this difficult time. We can advocate fiercely on your behalf throughout your case, fighting for appropriate compensation.

Call 866.311.5673 and set up a free, confidential consultation.

Pursuing Compensation After a Manhattan Construction Accident

Construction accidents often result in severe injuries requiring ongoing medical treatment. The cost of medical care combined with lost income and other expenses can create a significant financial burden for an injured construction worker and their family. Fortunately, financial compensation may be available through a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party personal injury case.

Our Manhattan construction site injury lawyers can help you build a strong case for compensation and address any complications or problems you encounter.

Workers’ Compensation Claims for Injured Construction Workers in Manhattan

New York City employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. This ensures injured workers can access financial support if they are hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits are granted without regard to fault. You do not need to prove that your employer or another party is to blame for your construction accident to be eligible for compensation.

The trade-off for workers’ compensation coverage is that employees are not allowed to sue their employers for an injury that happens on the job. Essentially, workers’ compensation benefits exist to protect employers and offer assistance for injured employees.

Reimbursement for Medical Bills Caused by Your Construction Site Injury

Workers’ compensation reimburses an injured worker’s medical expenses related to the work accident. You could be entitled to compensation for costs related to:

  • Hospitalization and emergency medical care
  • Diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans
  • Medical treatment
  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Physical therapy and other types of rehabilitative therapy
  • Medication
  • Medical devices and equipment

Compensation For Your Lost Income Caused by Missed Work

Workers’ compensation reimburses part of the injured worker’s lost income. The amount of money an injured construction worker could receive varies based on the severity of the injury, how long it takes to recover from the injury, and whether a temporary or permanent disability resulted from the work accident.

Personal Injury Cases for Manhattan Construction Accidents Caused by a Third Party

If a third party’s carelessness or recklessness caused your accident, you may be able to receive additional compensation by filing a personal injury case against them.

Compensation available through a personal injury case often exceeds the compensation available through workers’ compensation alone. However, to recover compensation through a personal injury case, you must prove that the third party is responsible for your injuries.

The third party liable for your injuries may be a:

  • Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Property owner
  • Manufacturer or designer of defective tools or equipment
  • Another party who acted carelessly

A Manhattan construction accident lawyer from our law firm can help you understand all your options for pursuing financial compensation. In some cases, it is possible to recover compensation through both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury case if there is a potential defendant in addition to your employer.

Legal Options After a Fatal Construction Accident

The construction industry is known for being one of the most dangerous fields to work in. Sadly, the New York Department of Buildings reports that 11 construction workers died in 2022, representing a three-year high for fatal construction accidents in New York City. If your loved one suffered a fatal accident on a construction site, you have legal options. Our construction accident attorneys can help you understand your rights in this tragic situation and assist you in taking legal action on your deceased loved one’s behalf.

Workers’ Compensation Survivor Benefits

You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim for survivor benefits. The compensation from a workers’ compensation claim can help relieve some of the financial burden created by your loved one’s passing. Survivor benefits are awarded without regard to fault, so you do not need to prove that another party’s recklessness caused your loved one’s death.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits are fault-based. For your lawsuit to be successful, you must prove that a third party’s actions caused the death and that you have suffered losses.

A wrongful death lawsuit may compensate you for the following:

  • Loss of your loved one’s income
  • Medical bills incurred between the construction accident and your loved one’s death
  • Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering

Why Choose a Manhattan Construction Accident Attorney From Shulman & Hill?

Dealing with a complicated workers’ compensation or personal injury case is the last thing you should worry about when recovering from a construction accident injury or mourning the death of a loved one.

When you work with a Manhattan construction accident lawyer from Shulman & Hill, you can rest assured that you do not have to deal with these complex issues alone. We can provide legal representation and support throughout your case.

We Are Experienced in Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases

Our lawyers are experienced in both workers’ compensation and personal injury law. Our law firm is equipped to handle both cases for you so that you can focus on healing.

We evaluate each case and determine the best possible route to securing compensation. If this means pursuing compensation through multiple legal avenues, we are equipped to do just that.

Every Case Is Personal to Us

At Shulman & Hill, we know how a work accident can turn your life upside down. We provide personalized legal guidance based on each client’s unique needs and circumstances. When you work with our law firm, you are not just another client; you matter personally to us.

Our Case Results Show a History of Success

While every case is different, and our past results do not guarantee a certain outcome for your case, Shulman & Hill has a history of getting favorable results for clients.

Our law firm has helped clients recover over $300 million in compensation. In one notable example, we secured a $2,500,000 settlement for a worker hurt on a construction project. In another construction accident case, we recovered $1,175,000 for a construction worker severely injured in a fall.

We Don’t Charge Upfront Fees

An initial consultation at Shulman & Hill is completely free. Furthermore, we take construction accident cases and other work accident cases on a contingency-fee basis. There are no upfront legal fees for our services. We receive payment after you receive a financial settlement or award.

Types of Construction Accidents in Manhattan

The City of New York reported 298 Manhattan construction accidents in 2021 alone.

Construction accidents often involve:

  • Excavation/soil work
  • Material failure
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Shoring installations
  • Falling from a great height
  • Falling debris
  • Caught-between accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals
  • Trench collapse
  • Being struck by an object

Fall Hazards

Many construction jobs require workers to operate from dangerous heights. Working from roofs, tall ladders, and scaffolding can pose a great deal of risk. Safety procedures should be followed when completing work from these heights. Workers should also receive proper safety equipment, including protective headwear, harnesses, and safety railings. Falls may also occur if the equipment is not inspected regularly or repaired.

Falls From Roofs

When repairing a roof, many things could go wrong. If a worker does not have sufficient safety equipment, they may fall. Structural failures can also cause falls and other injuries.

Crane Failures

These huge pieces of equipment have caused many construction accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Crane failures can injure the operator, other workers, and bystanders walking nearby. These heavy pieces of machinery should undergo regular, thorough inspections.

Injuries Caused by Manhattan Construction Accidents

Since there is such a wide range of construction projects and types of equipment used, countless injuries can happen on the job. Common injuries include:

New York Scaffolding Law

Many construction jobs rely on scaffolding, ladders, lifts, hoists and other means to reach higher levels. When these elevated work platforms or means of accessing a height are not properly installed, or workers are not provided with the right equipment, accidents can occur.

LL § 240 requires owners and general contractors to bear the ultimate responsibility to provide adequate equipment for workers. This law helps ensure workers can perform their job duties at elevated heights and that all elevated work platforms, including scaffolds, are safe and secure.

Let a Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer From Shulman & Hill Help You

Our Manhattan construction accident attorneys advocate on behalf of injured construction workers and the families of deceased construction workers. We know that managing a workers’ compensation claim or civil case against a third party is stressful and complicated.

Let us handle your case for you. We take construction accident cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not have to worry about upfront legal fees. Call Shulman & Hill at 866.311.5673 to get started.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

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"I really appreciate the service I received with Shulman & Hill.  They walked me through the process and kept me informed every step of the way.  They would call and leave a message and when I called back, I was connected with a person who knew exactly what my call was about.  I was very satisfied with my settlements. Thank You!"

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"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

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"Excellent lawyers. Excellent service. I will recommend them as my first choice. They helped me with my case since day one. They know exactly how to work on a case and win it. They worked fast and were always in communication with me.  I won my case with a very high amount. Thanks to all the staff, I wish them my best. They will always be in my heart."

Grace B.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

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Corey A.

"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

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