Skilled Legal Representation For Construction Accidents

In the New York metropolitan area, construction accidents happen with greater frequency due to the number of building sites in the area. Whether it was a fall from a high height, injury from falling debris or harm suffered under other hazardous conditions, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

After any type of construction accident, turn to me, John M. O'Dowd Jr., a Staten Island attorney with more than 29 years of experience handling injury claims for clients throughout the metropolitan area. I can assist injured workers with third-party claims or nonemployees who have been injured due to any of the following:

  • Falling debris, equipment or other heavy objects
  • Falls from scaffolding, ladders, etc.
  • Defective equipment
  • Slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls

  • Hazardous conditions on the job site

A Strong Advocate For Injured Workers And Nonworkers

Most of the laws involving construction site worker injuries are more favorable toward the victim than general negligence laws. For example, Section 240 of the New York State Labor Laws, commonly called the "Scaffolding Law," places absolute liability on negligent parties for injuries to workers on or by scaffolds, ladders, hoists, pulleys or similar construction site equipment. Additionally, the scaffold law allows injured workers to bring lawsuits against the negligent parties. If a nonworker is hurt, however, he or she is not similarly protected, but can still file a personal injury claim.

As an experienced attorney, I am prepared to assist with any type of construction accident injury claim, no matter how complex. My years of legal service have produced many favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of my clients, and I will use my knowledge and skill to fight for fair and full compensation in your case.

Don't wait to obtain the legal representation you need for your claim. Call me at 718-530-0129 or send an online message using this website. I offer free initial claim reviews, and accept cases on contingency, which means there is no fee if there is no recovery.