Construction Accidents

Aggressive Legal Representation for Injured Construction Workers in New York and New Jersey 

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Construction, with 7.2 million wage and salary jobs and 1.8 million self-employed and family workers, is one of the Nation's largest industries (2008 statistics; source: Bureau of Labor Stat). The construction industry is also one of the most dangerous, only after mining and agriculture. Despite the decline in construction injuries and fatalities in our country over the years due to important workplace safety legislation and the effects of the economy on the extent of construction activity, workers in the industry still face a significant risk of injury or death as a consequence of the failure or neglect of those responsible to ensure appropriate workplace safety at construction sites. 

Throughout the U.S., falls are the number one cause of construction injuries and fatalities, with over 200,000 non-fatal incidents and approximately 600 deaths each year. These statistics are consistent with Wolf & Associates' representation of construction workers and their families with the majority of our construction accident cases involving construction accident falls. 

Throughout the U.S., falls are the number one cause of construction injuries and fatalities, with over 200,000 non-fatal incidents and approximately 600 deaths each year. These statistics are consistent with Wolf & Associates' representation of construction workers and their families with the majority of our construction accident cases involving construction accident falls. 

Construction injuries are often serious and can significantly change the life you were once used to. The injuries sustained in a construction accident may prevent you from returning to work and may require you to undergo extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, creating extreme financial hardship for your family.  An injured construction worker may be left depending on workers' compensation benefits, which is often only a fraction of a worker's salary prior to the accident, and may be insufficient to pay for bills and to cover lost wages. Moreover, workers' compensation benefits are usually insufficient compensation for the pain and suffering sustained by a worker in a construction accident. With a 50-year history of legal practice, Wolf & Associates' attorneys, have recovered millions of dollars for injured workers and their families. 

The law firm of Wolf & Associates', with decades of combined legal experience in the arena of construction accidents,  has earned a reputation of providing aggressive legal representation for injured construction workers and their families. Our attorneys have been recognized by nationally recognized institutions and publications, including Superlawyers, Best Lawyers Magazine, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as amongst the best in New York State and in the field of personal injury litigation. 

Our firm is compassionate about helping innocent people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Our firm has a unique understanding of construction injury litigation and has the ability to maximize the monetary compensation for our clients. We have recovered several million dollar verdicts for construction workers injured on the job, and have extensive experience with all types of construction related accidents and injuries, including:

  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Workers Falling from Elevated Heights
  • Forklift, Tractor, Bulldozer & Industrial Truck/Equipment Injuries
  • Electrocution & Electrical Shock
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Workers Struck by Falling Objects
  • Crane Accidents
  • Hazard Communication
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Exposure to Asbestos & Dangerous Chemicals
  • Ladder Accidents
  • Lockout/Tagout (Hazardous Energy) Accidents
  • Improper Machine Guarding
  • Compressed Gas Injuries
  • Iron Worker & Welding Accidents
  • Defective Tools and Construction Equipment
  • Trench Accidents
  • Roofing & Carpentry Accidents
  • Slip and Fall at Work-Site

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in New York or New Jersey, contact Wolf & Associates for a free consultation.