Injured on a Construction Site?
Construction workers play a vital role in our society. They build the infrastructure that we rely on every day, from roads and bridges to office buildings and homes. Construction workers are skilled professionals who take pride in their work. They have a commitment to safety and quality, and they work hard to get the job done right.
Unfortunately, construction workers are also at risk for repetitive motion injuries. These injuries can occur when workers perform the same task repeatedly, such as using a power drill or hammering nails. Repetitive motion injuries can be painful and debilitating, and they can keep workers from being able to do their jobs.
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. You may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or another party. A New York construction injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options. Contact our firm today at (212) 986-735 for your free consultation.
Causes of Repetitive Motion Injuries
If you work in construction, you know that repetitive motion injuries are a common hazard of the job. Some of the more common activities that can cause these injuries include:
- Pipe setting
- Repetitive use of power tools
- Overhead work (raising both arms above the shoulders)
What are Some of the Signs of a Repetitive Motion Injury?
There are a number of signs and symptoms associated with repetitive motion injuries that can occur on construction sites. These include:
In severe cases, these injuries can lead to paralysis or even death. If you suspect that you or someone else may be suffering from a repetitive motion injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing these injuries from becoming more severe.
Steps you Can Take if you feel You May Have a Repetitive Stress Injury
- If you think you may have a repetitive stress injury, it is important to report it to your employer right away.
- You should then see a doctor to diagnose and treat your injury. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing more serious problems down the road.
- If you think you may have a repetitive stress injury, it's important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and can guide you through the process of filing a claim.
- There are a few things you can do to prepare for your meeting with an attorney. First, gather any medical records or documentation that you have related to your injury. It's also helpful to make a list of any questions or concerns that you have. An experienced attorney will be able to answer your questions and help you understand the next steps in the process.
Why Hire an Attorney for your Repetitive Stress Injury Case?
There are many reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney for your repetitive stress injury case.
- First, an attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process. They will know the ins and outs of the court system and can help ensure that your case is handled properly.
- Second, an attorney can provide valuable guidance and advice. If you are unsure about what to do or where to turn, an attorney can offer much-needed clarity and direction.
- Third, an attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Oftentimes, insurance companies will lowball injured victims to save money. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to negotiate with insurance on your behalf.
We Are Ready to Help
If you have been injured at work due to repetitive stress, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP have been rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. With over 50 years of experience, our attorneys will fight tirelessly for your full compensation if your case is taken on. Plus, we offer a free consultation so you can learn more about your legal options without any obligation.
Our Construction Accident Case Results
$18 Million - Verdict for Construction Worker Who Fell from a Defective Scaffold
The laborer fell three stories from a defective scaffold and suffered comminuted fractures of his left calcaneus, osteomyelitis in the left heel and a painful neuroma in his foot.
$11.76 Million - Labor Law Construction Accident with Single-Level Lumbar Fusion
Frank Lombardo obtained $11.76 million in Queens County for a seriously injured Union Local No. 1 journeyman plumber.
$11.1 Million - NY Construction Worker Fell from Ladder
Phil Russotti obtained an $11.1 million verdict in Queens County Supreme Court, for a 53 year old man who was injured on a construction site at a New York City High School.
$8.2 Million - New York Construction Worker Paralyzed in Fall
Plaintiff, a 40 year-old, undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, was working off the books for a roofing contractor when he fell through a hole in the first floor of a one family home he was working in.
Kenneth Halperin, Philip Russotti
$7.25 Million - Defective Scaffolding Injury in New York
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP attorneys Phil Russotti and Ken Halperin settled the case of a union-affiliated painter in his 40s, who was injured while working at a chemical storage facility.
Kenneth Halperin, Philip Russotti
$6.5 Million - Carpenter Injured from Fall at Jobsite
David M. Hoffman obtained a settlement of $6,500,000 for a client who was injured in a fall on a jobsite resulting in suffered serious and permanent trauma to his head.
$5.9 Million - Construction Worker Struck by a Falling Object
Carmine Goncalves obtained a large settlement on behalf of our client, a union construction worker, who sustained injuries after being struck by a falling object.
$5.75 Million - Falling Beam Injuries on Construction Site
The firm successfully represented a construction worker who sustained injuries which required multiple surgeries after he was struck by a falling beam while working on a construction site.
William Hepner, Fatos Dervishi
$5.75 Million - Day Laborer Injured at Construction Site
50-year-old day laborer injured at his job site, an apartment building in the Bronx.
$5.3 Million - Non-Union Construction Worker Injured by Table Saw
The firm successfully represented a non-union construction worker who was seriously injured while operating a table saw which lacked a safety guard.
Noah Katz, Fatos Dervishi
$5 Million - Staten Island Construction Worker Killed When Trench Walls Collapse
Clifford Shapiro and Kenneth Halperin worked together to obtain a $5,000,000.00 settlement for the family of a construction worker who was killed while working in a trench at a construction site on Staten Island.
Clifford Shapiro, Kenneth Halperin
$5 Million - Worker Injured in Trench Fall at Construction Site
David M. Hoffman obtained a settlement of $5,000,000 for a client who sustained multiple injuries after falling into an unprotected trench at a construction site.
$4.5 Million - Worker Injured in Slip and Fall on Construction Site
Carmine Goncalves and Bryce Moses obtained a large settlement on behalf of our client, a construction worker, who sustained multiple injuries in a workplace fall.
Carmine Goncalves, Bryce Moses
$4.5 Million - Non-Union Laborer Injured in Construction Site Fall
Attorneys obtained a pre-trial settlement in the amount of $4.5 million for a non-union laborer who fell through an opening on the first floor into a cellar below a Manhattan high-rise building under construction.
Noah Katz, Kenneth Halperin
$4.5 Million - Union Bridge Painter Injured in Fall
Frank J. Lombardo and Carmine Goncalves obtained a large settlement on behalf of our client, a union bridge painter, who sustained multiple injuries in a workplace accident.
Frank Lombardo, Carmine Goncalves
$4.27 Million - Paralyzed Construction Worker
Bryce Moses conveyed to the jury that the landowners were responsible for the accident and was able to obtain $4.27 million dollar recovery despite the fact there was only 4 Million Dollars in insurance coverage.
$4.1 Million - Construction Site Ladder Fall
WRSMH attorneys obtained a $4,100,000.00 settlement for a 44-year-old carpenter who was injured while working at a construction site.
$4 Million - Fall from Faulty A-Frame Ladder
David M. Hoffman obtained a large settlement for a client who sustained multiple serious injuries in a fall from a faulty a-frame ladder.
$4 Million - Plumber Injured in a Construction Accident
The plaintiff suffered a concussion as well as lumbar and cervical herniations as the result of his workplace accident.
Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin
$3.85 Million - Demolition Worker Struck By Overhead HVAC Unit
Cliff Shapiro and Noah Katz together represented a construction worker who was struck by an air conditioning unit, causing injuries requiring surgery.
Clifford Shapiro, Noah Katz