Brooklyn Construction Accidents Lawyer

New York is one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world. There is always something being torn down, put up, or renovated. If you work in the construction industry in any capacity, and your job takes you to Brooklyn, you have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

Accidents happen, no matter how careful and cautious you are. No matter how many safety procedures and rules you follow, accidents are may still find a way to happen. When they do occur, the resulting injury can have a significant and often devastating effect on your daily life, your ability to work, and your financial security.

After a Brooklyn Construction Accident

After an accident at work, there is the likelihood that you are eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim to collect what you may be owed from your employer’s insurer, or even damages that occurred due to the negligent actions of a third party. Your injuries may keep you from working, and you will likely need financial compensation to stay afloat.

Getting the compensation you potentially deserve can be challenging without legal representation. To have the best chance of collecting fair compensation, it is important to work with a skilled attorney that is experienced with workers’ compensation claims. Personal injury law firms like Shulman & Hill have the experience you can leverage in order to secure you and your family’s future.

Liability For Construction Accidents In New York

New York has labor laws that enable construction workers to hold property owners liable, as well as general contractors, for any injuries sustained while working at a job site.

Injuries From Inadequate Protection

Injuries of this type will occur from contractors or property owners failing to provide “reasonable and adequate protection” to the lives, health, and safety of all of their employees and others that will be on the premises. Failing in this can potentially leave them liable for any injuries that result.

Injuries Related To Scaffolding

New York has a “Scaffolding Law” that states that general contractors, as well as property owners, can be strictly liable for injuries if their employees are hurt on or near any of the following:

  • Scaffolding
  • Hoists and stays
  • Ladders
  • Slings and hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons

Strict liability means that your case will not need to prove the negligence of the owner or contractor.

Who Is Responsible For My Brooklyn Construction Accident

There are many things going on on a construction site, and there is a good chance that more than one factor contributed to your accident. If that is the case, you may be able to seek compensation from more than one party. These parties may include:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Government agencies
  • Property owners
  • Subcontractors

When an injury happens on the job site and there are multiple parties at fault, you may be able to recover damages from any of those responsible for your injuries. The carelessness, negligence, and wrongful actions of another party caused you to get hurt, so they should be held accountable. Examples of negligence would be a design flaw, a defective tool or item, or unsafe work conditions due to poorly manages premises.

If your employer was at fault, damages caused by their negligence would count as a workers’ compensation case.

Damages That Victims Can Seek

There are a couple of factors that determine what type of damages you can claim. If your employer is at fault for the accident and you are filing a workers’ compensation claim, you are limited to disability, lost wages, and medical bills. If another party was responsible for the accident and you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can potentially claim a more extensive list of damages, including compensation for disfigurement, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, nursing care, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and more.

When it comes to filing insurance claims and lawsuits, insurance companies might attempt to get away with paying out as little as possible. In order to ensure you earn the maximum compensation, the experienced attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help.

When we take on a client, we build a powerful case in their favor, showcasing all necessary facts with expert-backed testimony, reliable evidence, and convincing arguments. This combined with an excellent experience of negotiation will help us recover every penny you most likely are entitled to.

After a Construction Accident

It is always best to report your injury right away, then speak with a lawyer since the statute of limitations may prevent you from filing a claim if you wait too long. To secure a claim dealing with workers’ compensation, you need to let your employer as soon as you can.

The best thing to do is to contact an experienced Brooklyn personal injury law firm like Shulman & Hill to discuss your case. The legal team there will consider the details of your case carefully and will go over your options for seeking compensation. Not only will they have the knowledge you need to build a strong case, but they will know how to effectively present that case at every stage of the claims process.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

If you or a loved one were injured while working at a Brooklyn construction site, the damages can certainly turn your life upside-down. When unexpected medical expenses and lost wages start adding up, you may not be sure how you will be able to pay everything off. Contact the professionals at Shulman & Hill to schedule a free consultation to go through your case and discuss your options in detail.

Our attorneys have the skills and experience necessary to help you file a claim, handle the paperwork, and determine all liable parties. We will gladly negotiate with insurers and make sure you receive a fair settlement for your case, while you focus on recovering from the injury. If a fair settlement is unavailable, we will fiercely represent you in court and be your ally throughout the entire process.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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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."

Ramon E.

"I would like to thank The Shulman & Hill Law Firm in Brooklyn for their outstanding representation on my worker’s compensation case. The monetary reward exceeded our expectations and Alex worked closely with me to meet and exceed my goals."

John S.

"To anyone in need of a worker’s compensation lawyer, I highly recommend Alex Shulman and his team. They went above and beyond to best accommodate me during my time of injury. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. In addition and most importantly they fought to make sure I was correctly compensated for my injuries at time of settlement and didn’t rush to get paid. I will be recommending their firm to anyone and everyone in need of their services."

Chaim L.

"I am both satisfied and relieved with the results this extremely professional and reliable firm did. They lead me through the entire process, they never gave me any issues. They handled everything on their own, and always put a great deal of effort to ensure my comfort and best interest. They were always reachable and answered all my questions, and gave me information even when I didn’t know what the right question to ask was.  They turned a grave dilemma into something very manageable and repairable. They are efficient and do not linger with any paperwork, I was truly amazed at the results and the short time it took. I highly recommend them to anyone, and will seek their counsel in the future."

Akila B.

"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!"

Aaron R.

"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

Altagrace G.

"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

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"My experience with the Shulman & Hill lawyers during this process time was excellent, they are competent and very professional lawyers, they worked quickly with my case and they kept me informed of the whole process all the time. Shulman & Hill’s fans recommend them with closed eyes, thank you very much Shulman & Hill."

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"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

Jason S.

"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."

Ita L.

"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

Davis C.

"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."

Dmitry M.

"I am so glad that I chose Alex Shulman to represent me in my worker’s compensation case. I have definitely recommended him to some of my coworkers and friends who needed an Attorney. I am so happy with the service I got from him and his paralegals. Thank you very much to the entire staff at Shulman & Hill for everything!"

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James M.

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Arian K.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

Chelsea W.

"Wonderful service quality by the group of professional advocates in the law firm of Shulman & Hill! I did not expect that I will find a proper solution regarding my worker’s compensation. However, it has been possible by the experts and they have made the task easier over the period. Thanks to them for their help."

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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