Fatal Construction Accidents

Although state laws regarding workplace safety have been enacted, New York construction workers still face a number of hazards while working on site. Heavy machinery, elevated heights, and falling objects are just a few of the dangers posed to New York construction laborers. When an accident happens as a result of these hazards, workers can suffer serious injuries, including brain injuries and paralysis. In the most severe cases, death can occur as a result of a work-related injury.

Did you lose a loved one to a fatal New York construction accident? If so, our New York construction accident attorneys may be able to assist in this difficult time. Call 212-736-5300 or fill out our FREE case review form to find out if you can hold a contractor, construction site owner or other entity accountable for your loved one's passing.

Examples of Our Fatal Construction Accident Cases

The New York wrongful death lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have obtained numerous verdicts and settlement on behalf of New York families who have lost loved ones in construction accidents and other tragedies*. Select results include:

  • $4,475,000 Settlement in a tragic case for children of a 33-year-old ironworker who was killed as a result of a floor collapse at a Manhattan construction site. The settlement funds were placed in a structured annuity for his children, which will pay them around $22,000,000 over their lifetime.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement for the spouse of an elevator erector who was killed while riding on top of a hoist at a West Chelsea, Manhattan construction site. OSHA and New York City's Department of Buildings (DOB) issued multiple violations to the work site after the tragic incident.

For a complete list of construction-related results Block O'Toole & Murphy has obtained for clients, please visit our Construction Accident Verdicts and Settlements page.

Causes of Fatal Construction-Related Accidents

The Law Firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy handles fatal construction injury lawsuits that stem from all types of construction accidents, including but not limited to:

When a worker is killed as a result of an accident at a construction site, their loved ones may be able to pursue legal recourse depending on the cause of the accident. Contractors, construction site owners and equipment manufacturers are a few of the parties that may be found negligent in causing a fatal construction accident in New York.

Contact an Experienced NYC Wrongful Death Lawyer

Often, when a loved one dies in a construction accident in the state of New York, the surviving family may have both a wrongful death and a workers' compensation claim. Coordinating these claims to maximize the family's monetary recovery can be complicated. At our firm, however, our New York wrongful death attorneys have experience handling both types of claims and have developed a successful track record of results.

If you lost a loved one in a New York construction accident, we can determine if a contractor or other party was negligent in causing the accident and coordinate with medical professionals and other specialists to document the damages resulting from your loved one's passing. Please call 212-736-5300 today for a free legal consultation.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.