Search Site
Free Consultation 24/7 516-227-2662

New York construction accidents can injure workers, bystanders

On behalf of Licatesi Law Group, LLP posted in construction accidents on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

When walking along various streets across New York, many people see some type of construction work going on. Some individuals may not give much thought to the work, but others may have a considerable fear of being involved in construction accidents. Unfortunately, both workers and individuals nearby could easily suffer injuries in these types of events.

It was recently reported that three people were hurt after such an incident. According to reports, construction workers were attempting to take down a stretch of scaffolding when a 20-foot section collapsed. The incident caused metal rods and support panels to crash to the ground. Various witnesses indicated that the scene was chaotic, and one person stated that she thought a car accident had taken place.

Of the individuals injured, a supervisor on the construction crew suffered serious injuries, and it was specifically mentioned that his arm was injured. The other two injured parties were pedestrians who had been near the site at the time of the accident. The extent of their injuries were not given in the report, but it was noted that all three individuals were expected to survive the incident.

Whenever people are injured in construction accidents, whether they are workers or bystanders, the financial repercussions can be difficult to deal with. The individuals involved in this New York accident may want to find out information on how they could potentially seek compensation for the injuries they suffered. Seeking workers’ compensation for the injured supervisor and filing personal injury claims for the injured pedestrians could both be warranted actions.

Source: CBS New York, “1 Worker, 2 Pedestrians Hurt When Scaffolding Collapses Near Brooklyn Borough Hall“, April 14, 2018

Verdicts & Settlements

Over One Billion in Verdicts, Settlements and Awards for Our Clients

  • $8 Million

    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

  • $3 Million

    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

  • $1.7 Million

    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

  • $1.3 Million

    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

  • $2 Million Dollar

    Wrongful death case settled at the Appellate level, 44-year-old husband and father drowned while swimming in a municipal pool.

  • $899,940.10

    69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.

Watch Our Videos
    Nasaau County Bar Association
    Queens County Bar Association
  • ABA
    Martindate Peer Review Rated
    Avvo Live Rating
  • Avvo Live Reviews
    Avvo Clients Choice 2018
    US Union Network
    TNTL Top 100
  • Top Attorneys NY Metro 2019
    Rising Star
    Rising Star
  • Client Champion
  • Nasaau County Bar Association
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • ABA
  • ATLA
  • Martindate Peer Review Rated
  • Avvo Live Rating
  • Avvo Live Reviews
  • Avvo Clients Choice 2018
  • National Academy of Continuing Legal Education
  • Client Champion
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
Contact us

Quick Contact Form