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Strong Justice For Serious Injuries

Your Reliable Partner In Construction Accident Claims

Devon Reiff P.C. is more than just a law firm – our lawyer is your dedicated partner in navigating the complexities of construction accidents. Our commitment to our clients, especially the hardworking construction workers of New York, is unwavering. With decades of experience, we are here to provide genuine support when you need it most.

Experienced Construction Accident Attorney In New York

With over 40 years of experience, our founder, attorney Devon Reiff, is seasoned in construction accident law. He understands the unique challenges that construction workers face in New York and has made it his mission to advocate for their rights. Our team is well-versed in handling a wide range of construction accident cases, including:

  • Scaffolding and ladder falls
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • HVAC equipment injuries
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Fires and explosions
  • Forklift accidents
  • Trench accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Machinery accidents
  • Injuries that result from getting caught between heavy equipment or parts
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals

We work with both union and nonunion structural iron and steel workers, electricians, carpenters, sheet metal workers, laborers, helpers, brick masons, cement workers, construction equipment operators, drywall and ceiling installers, tapers, glaziers, roofers, plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters, painters, boilermakers and more.

Supporting Injured Construction Workers

Construction accidents can be devastating, often resulting in severe injuries, including slip-and-falls, that affect not only the workers themselves but their families as well. We are here to guide you through this challenging journey, offering support and legal guidance to protect your rights.

A Compassionate Approach To Bystanders

We understand that construction accidents can also affect innocent bystanders who may be passing by a construction site. If you’ve been injured as a bystander or visitor due to someone else’s negligence at a construction site, we’re here to help you seek compensation.

Answers To Common Questions About Construction Accidents And Injuries

Below, we’ve provided answers to questions you may have about a construction accident and your legal options. Please feel free to contact our firm directly for case-specific advice and guidance.

What should I do immediately after being injured on a construction site in New York?

After an injury, your safety comes first. Seek medical attention right away, even for seemingly minor injuries. Report the incident to your supervisor or the construction site manager as soon as possible. You will soon need to report the incident in writing if you cannot do so immediately. Following these protocols will protect your ability to file a workers’ compensation claim if needed.

How do I know if I am eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim after a construction accident?

If you’re injured while working on a construction site, you’re generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Most workers in New York, including full-time, part-time, and some independent contractors, are covered by workers’ compensation. However, the specifics can get complicated, so it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney to clarify your status and eligibility.

These benefits can cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages. It’s important to file a claim quickly, however. As mentioned above, there are time limits for reporting injuries and filing claims.

What are my options if I was just passing by a construction site and got injured?

New York is a crowded place, and it is common for passersby to be injured by construction activity. If you were not working on the site but were injured due to construction activities, you may have a personal injury claim. Our attorney can guide you through the legal process and help determine who is liable for your injuries.

Are there specific laws in New York that protect construction workers?

Yes, New York has several laws that provide protection to construction workers, including Labor Law sections 200, 240 and 241. In brief, these laws require that construction sites be kept safe and that workers are provided with appropriate safety equipment.

Do I need an attorney to handle my construction accident claim?

While you’re not legally required to have an attorney, navigating the workers’ compensation system can be complex, and having legal support may improve your chances of receiving fair compensation. An attorney can help you understand your rights, gather necessary evidence, and represent you in hearings or negotiations.

Can I sue my employer for a construction site injury?

Workers’ compensation laws typically prohibit you from suing your employer directly. However, if a third party’s negligence contributed to your injury, you may be able to file what’s known as a third-party liability claim. For example, if faulty equipment caused your injury, you might have a claim against the equipment manufacturer. Our attorney can discuss your options for pursuing a workers’ compensation claim and perhaps a separate third-party (personal injury) claim.

Get In Touch For A Free Consultation

If you’ve been involved in a construction accident in New York, whether as a construction worker or a bystander, we are here to provide experienced, genuine legal support. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case. Whether you prefer to call us at 332-529-6333 or complete our online contact form, we’re ready to assist you on your path to justice. Let us stand by your side and help you navigate the challenges that follow a construction accident. Your journey to recovery starts with the support of a trusted legal partner.