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New York City Construction Trip And Falls Lawyers

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Trip and falls are among the most common accidents occurring on construction sites. These accidents can result in serious injuries. Since workers may be carrying tools or supplies, they may be unable to protect themselves from striking hard objects in their path.

At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny in Manhattan, we represent construction workers throughout the New York City area who are injured in all types of construction accidents, including slip and falls and trips and falls. As a former construction worker and member of a laborers’ union, attorney Richard M. Kenny understands the hazardous conditions construction workers face on the job every day. Call (212) 421-0300 for a free initial consultation.

Who Is Responsible For A Trip-And-Fall Accident?

You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault for your trip-and-fall accident. If someone else was negligent, you can seek additional compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party.

When a construction worker is injured in a trip and fall, some employers may blame the worker, saying he or she should have watched where they were going. In New York, however, Labor Law 241 holds employers and property owners responsible for the safety conditions on their sites. If you tripped and fell due to unsafe conditions, you may be entitled to money damages beyond workers’ compensation.

Here are some examples of unsafe conditions that could lead to a personal injury claim:

  • Misplaced objects or debris in traffic areas
  • Items or debris dropped onto the walkway from above
  • Uneven sidewalks or walkways
  • Holes or cracks in the walkway
  • Spills resulting in slippery walking surfaces

In many cases, workers are carrying tools or supplies that make it impossible to look at the ground under their feet while they are walking. An area that was clear the last time a worker saw it can become an obstacle course due to construction debris.

By filing a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner or employer, our lawyers can help you recover full compensation for damages, including pain and suffering, that isn’t covered by workers’ comp. We have recovered more than $100 million for injured construction workers and their families.

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For More Information About Construction Trip And Falls

If you suffered a serious injury in a fall on a construction site in New York, let our attorneys help. In addition to U.S. workers, we represent foreign nationals and undocumented workers who are injured in a trip and fall. Call (212) 421-0300 or request a free case evaluation online.

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Whether you need a Bronx car accident lawyer, birth injury lawyer, construction accident lawyer or legal representation for any type of accident, the NYC personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help. Located in New York City, we've helped hundreds of individuals throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings County), Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County recover the compensation they need to receive proper medical care, treatment and quality of life after serious injury.


If you've been injured due to the negligence or wrong-doing of another, we can provide you and your loved ones with the legal support needed to ensure proper medical attention, long-term treatment and fair, reasonable financial compensation is received for your injury. The initial consultation is always free. For immediate assistance, call (212) 421-0300.


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