New York Painter Injury Attorneys

Representation for Painters Injured on the Job

While painters may not face the same hazards as logging or electrical workers, they still face many of the same dangers as other construction workers. Any workplace injury can be painful, inconvenient, and have life-long consequences, such as a disability. Fortunately, painters can receive compensation for their pain and loss of income under New York’s workers’ compensation laws.

If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a painter, don't suffer in silence. Call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

Common Risks for Painters

Certain accidents and injuries are more common for workers in construction than others. Painters often find themselves in construction environments - even if much of the building is built before they show up. Here are some common risks painters face:

  • Slip-and-falls: Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common workplace accidents people face. Construction sites contain more fall risks, since walkways are often obstructed and large tools are in use. Painters must be aware of where they step and walk, and should always watch out for tripping hazards.
  • Falls from ladders: While all construction workers must be mindful of falls from scaffolds and ladders, painters spend more time on ladders than a lot of other workers.
  • Eye injuries: Many professions require eye protection, and painting is no exception. Many of chemicals used by painters, including paints and thinners, can cause permanent damage to the eyes.

Unique Risks for Painters

Due to the nature of their work, painters undergo certain risks every day. The following injuries are unique for painters:

  • Chemical exposure: The same chemicals that can cause eye injuries can also be dangerous when inhaled. Painters, especially when prepping an area for paint, are exposed to dust and toxins that can cause lung irritation or damage if breathed in.
  • Repetitive stress injuries: Painters do a lot of lifting and lowering of materials and paint buckets, and tend to make repeated motions while performing their jobs. Over time, these repetitive motions and stressors on the body can cause overuse injuries, especially to the soft tissue.
  • Rotator cuff tears: Muscle strains and tears to the rotator cuff and general shoulder area are a special concern for painters. Minor tears - often caused due to repetitive stress on the area - can require a few weeks to heal, and serious tears - such as those from a fall - may require surgery to correct.

There are established ways to minimize a painter’s exposure to toxic chemicals and prevent serious injuries, but it is necessary for employers take proper steps to ensure these safety procedures are followed.

Don't Wait - Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured while working as a painter, it can be easy to feel like you have no place to turn. But nothing could be further from the truth. You have options available to receive compensation for your injuries, to make sure you can continue to pay bills and maintain your lifestyle. Please call a New York construction injury lawyer at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, at (212) 986-7353 to talk about what you should do next.

Additional Information



NY Painter Injury Verdicts & Settlements

$7.25 Million Recovery - Union-affiliated painter injured on scaffolding

$2.3 Million Settlement - Painter fell from scaffold

$700,000 Settlement - Painter fell from ladder

$550,000 Settlement - Painter injured on the job


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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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