It is no secret that construction workers can be exposed to hazardous conditions as part of their day to day job duties. Between working from great heights, structure failures, and machine accidents, the potential for danger may always be present. Employers have a duty to protect workers from the potentially fatal consequences of an accident. When companies do not uphold their duty of care and unsafe conditions are allowed to exist, they may be held accountable for resulting injuries or fatalities.

At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, our firm assists families in recovering damages from a wrongful death which occurred on a construction site. We know that nothing can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, but taking legal action against those responsible can help your family to move forward in the wake of this tragedy. Our New York City personal injury attorneys possess more than a century of combined legal experience and can help your family to seek justice.

Why hire our NYC personal injury law firm?

  • Serving New York for more than 50 years
  • Substantial experience in both wrongful death and workers’ compensation claims
  • Numerous awards and recognitions for our legal ability and client service
  • Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® (Less than 1% of attorneys)

When you are ready to talk, our firm can help you to understand your legal options.

OSHA’s “Fatal Four”

According to OSHA, there are four types of accidents that are fatal more often than others. This means these four accident and injury types can lead to wrongful death of construction workers. Additionally, loved ones of construction employees killed in these types of accidents may be able to seek financial compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one.

OSHA’s “fatal four” construction accidents are:

  • Falls
  • “Caught In” / “Caught Between”
  • Struck-By Accidents
  • Electrocution

Compensation Available to the Survivors

The legal options available to the relatives of those who have been killed can be tremendously complex. Survivors may have the options of pursuing compensation through a wrongful death claim and through the construction company’s workers’ compensation insurance. Not every claim can be pursued through both avenues. While every company must provide workers’ compensation benefits, wrongful death claims center around accidents involving negligence.

We understand that after experiencing a loss, the last thing you may want is to worry about navigating through the legal world. Our construction accident attorneys have substantial experience in both types of claims and can work closely with your family and the insurance company to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Our firm can help you to recover damages from accidents including:

Compassionate Representation – Proven Results

Losing a loved one is among the most traumatic events that a family can experience and you will likely have an overwhelming number of questions. Who can be held responsible? What are the next steps? Where can I turn for help? If you want to get the answers you need, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our firm. Our NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million for our past clients and can provide the support and representation that you need during each step of the legal process.

You do not pay a dime unless we win your case. Request a FREE consultation today.