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Job Injuries/Construction Accidents

New York City Lawyer Skilled in Workplace and Construction Site Injury Cases

Construction sites are dangerous places. There is a lot of activity going on at the same time. Much of it involves heavy machinery and tools and equipment that can cause serious harm, including broken bones, permanent hip injury, neck injury, spinal cord injury or death. Injured workers are eligible for workers' compensation, but what do you do if that doesn't begin to meet your needs?

Privileged to Protect Your Rights

My name is Melvyn S. Jacknowitz, and I am an attorney with over 34 years of experience exclusively in the personal injury field. It is my privilege and passion to represent clients who have been seriously hurt in what are called third-party liability construction site accidents or other workplace accidents. These are the kinds of claims that arise when a third party—someone other than your employer, like a subcontractor—is responsible for causing an accident through negligence or carelessness.

Since 1975, I have pursued justice for hundreds of men and women injured in such accidents, seeking to obtain recovery for their medical expenses, their rehabilitation, their lost wages and their pain and suffering.

Each client is treated as a person—not a number. I care about those who turn to my law firm for help. Questions about your personal injury accident? Call 646-475-2386 or complete the electronic contact form for your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer today.

Begin an Investigation Immediately

In construction accidents and other workplace accidents, my law firm has the staff and the resources to have an investigator on the scene of your accident nearly immediately after we learn about it—before evidence disappears or is lost. I represent clients injured in a variety of situations, including:

  • Trips and falls at a construction site
  • Falling into a hole
  • Falls from scaffolds, ladders, platforms or bridges
  • Collapses of scaffolds, ladders, platforms or bridges
  • A fall through a floor
  • Falling debris and objects
  • Electrocution on a construction site

Undocumented Immigrant? You Still Have Rights

Many of my clients are Spanish-speaking workers on smaller construction sites. Some did not realize that they had rights to compensation for their injuries.

Even if you are an undocumented immigrant, you still have rights. I have represented numerous Spanish, Arab and Polish speakers in construction site accident claims.

Call 646-475-2386 | E-Mail Attorney Melvyn S. Jacknowitz

Have you been injured in an accident that was not your fault? I offer a free case evaluation and consultation, with no obligation, in which you can get your questions answered and learn about your legal options. You do not pay attorney's fees unless I am able to obtain money compensation for you. Se habla español.