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NYC Construction Accident Lawyer in Manhattan.  Construction accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter builds strong legal cases

Construction accidents in New York often result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Knowing what to do after such a serious accident can be overwhelming. That’s why you need an experienced New York construction accident lawyer on your side. Call Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, now if you were injured or a loved one was injured or killed in an accident on a New York construction site.

Located in Manhattan and serving construction accident victims throughout New York, attorney Reiter and his talented team of New York City construction accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for injury victims just like you – and we have the results to prove it.

New York has special laws, including Sections 240 and 241 of the New York Labor Law, governing construction accidents.  These laws give special rights to injured construction/demolition workers to recover damages for their injuries. Some of our notable construction accident verdicts and settlements include:

  • $2.1 million settlement for building wall falling on pedestrian during demolition work

A mother and her 3-year-old child were seriously injured while walking on a sidewalk when the wall of a building being demolished collapsed on top of them. A settlement of $2.1 million was obtained for the mother and child.

  • $1.2 million settlement for falling girder striking a demolition worker

Our client was a demolition worker who was struck by a steel girder that had been improperly cut above the level where he was working.  Our client suffered severe injuries to his arm and became permanently disabled. Mr. Reiter obtained a settlement of $1.2 million for our client.

  • $600,000 settlement for building collapse that killed demolition worker in front of son *

A man working on a demolition project was killed when the building collapsed, causing him to fall multiple stories. His son, who was also employed at the site, witnessed his father’s pain, suffering, and death.  A settlement of approximately $600,000 was obtained for the widow.

Communicating with clients matters at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

We believe every legal case should be a partnership between the attorney and the injury victim or the family of the person who died due to someone else mistakes. That’s why we communicate clearly with everyone we work with at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC.

We don’t just pay attention to you at the beginning of your case. We communicate clearly with you every step of the way. We will keep you informed about the latest progress in your case. And we consult with you and make every decision based on your personal needs.

Discover what an attentive, hard-working attorney can do for you. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation. That’s why it’s critical you contact attorney Reiter as soon as possible.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – passionately pursuing justice, one case at a time.

Frequently asked questions about construction accidents in New York


What are common causes of construction accidents in New York?

Construction/demolition accidents happen for many different reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Unsafe scaffolding
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Inattentive workers
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Defective construction equipment
  • Ladders that cause victims to fall
  • Walls that collapse on workers, bystanders, and pedestrians
  • Falling objects that strike workers on lower floors
  • Failure to adhere to safety guidelines

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Who should I notify if I’m injured in a construction accident in New York?

Notify your employer if you’re injured in a construction accident on the job in New York. If you are a bystander or pedestrian injured due to a construction accident in New York, contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or simply contact the police. They can make sure your complaint makes its way to the proper agency.

Then contact us. Our experienced Manhattan construction accident lawyers can work with you to protect your rights. We will fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Who investigates construction accidents in New York?

The federal organization Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates most construction accidents in New York. The New York City Department of Buildings also frequently investigates accidents involving construction or demolition of buildings.

Whichever entity is investigating your accident, make sure you have someone on your side looking out for your interests. Construction accident victims and their families hire us because we have years of experience investigating construction accidents. We tap the services of top-notch experts to support a client’s claim. We know what information to look for. And we know how to win cases.

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Can I sue my employer if I’m injured in a construction accident in New York?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer if a co-worker caused your construction accident injury. However, there are many cases where injury victims or the families of loved ones killed in a construction or demolition accident can file a construction accident lawsuit in New York. These instances include:

  • Someone other than the worker’s employer causes your construction accident. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the third party.
  • You’re a pedestrian or bystander who sustains an injury due to construction or demolition work.

Every construction accident is unique, which is why these cases can be complex. You don’t have to handle the claim on your own. Make sure you contact us and get the help you need now.

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Why should I hire New York construction accident attorney Reiter?

Quite simply, our experienced attorneys know how to get results. In case after case, we routinely obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and families who have lost a loved one due to a construction accident in New York.

What’s the secret to our success? We never rest until justice is served. When you hire us, we take an aggressive approach right from the start. Our dedicated team of professionals will:

  • Review the official construction accident report
  • Review your medical records
  • Consult with experts in their field on your case
  • Interview witnesses who observed your construction accident
  • Investigate the construction company for history of previous accidents
  • File construction accident lawsuit if necessary on your behalf

Don’t wait to take legal action. We can help you pursue the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, physical therapy, lost income, pain and suffering and many other losses related to the accident. Contact us today. Call (212) 736-0979 or fill out our online contact form.

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(* Cases were prosecuted by Mr. Reiter as a member of a separate and distinct law firm.)

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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.