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Construction Accident Lawyer on Long Island

The Personal Injury and Construction Accident Lawyer on Long Island at Birzon & Associates have decades of experience in handling thousands of on-the-job personal injury claims, as well as, worker’s compensation construction accident claims. Our law firm is proud to have served seriously injured construction workers, by bringing construction accident cases and workers compensation claims on their behalf. These injury claims have resulted in over 50 million of dollars in verdicts and settlements, over the years, in Smithtown, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, LI and throughout NY.

As you look around Long Island and surrounding areas, the increase in the construction and remodeling of homes, warehouses, office buildings, shopping centers, schools, places of worship, medical centers, parking lots, county and city transit centers and infrastructure road and other projects.  This construction often involve the use of heavy equipment, including large transport trucks, cranes, and various scaffolds, ladders, power tools and equipment, toxic chemicals, demolition equipment and explosives, high power electrical lines, welders, forklifts, and of course safety equipment, each of which, if not utilized properly, is often the cause of construction worker accidents and even construction accident related wrongful death. Our Construction Accident Lawyers are experts in handling these types of serious injury cases. If you are searching for a construction accident lawyer on Long Island than Birzon & Associates can help you!


  • Birzon & Associates is a very experienced & successful L.I., Personal Injury Construction Accident Law Firm.
  • We have won over Fifty (50) Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements throughout Suffolk, Nassau, and NYC.
  • We have been practicing personal injury law in Smithtown, LI, NY, for almost 30 years and we treat our clients like family and our accident cases, as if they were our own.
  • Hiring an award-winning top rated law firm like Birzon & Associates, you can rest assured that you are in the good hands of people who care.
  • We are conveniently located in Smithtown, Long Island, NY, and on Lexington Ave., Manhattan, NY. Home and hospital visits can be arranged and we will come to see you.

Construction Safety Laws in New York

Construction in NY can move rather slowly, and without the right construction accident lawyer in Suffolk County, your legal process could take just as long. Before local law 196 was passed, in New York City, construction workers only needed a required ten hours of training to work on buildings over ten stories tall. The new law, although it is still being tweaked, would require construction superintendents, site safety coordinators, or site safety managers to have received thirty hours of site safety training by December 1, 2019, and an additional ten hours of training by September 1, 2020. Workers will have to complete thirty hours of training by completing either:

  • A thirty-hour OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) class
  • A ten-hour OSHA class with twenty hours of additional training
    • 8-hour fall prevention
    • 8-hour chapter 33 or 4-hour general electives and 4-hour specialized electives
    • 4-hour supported scaffold user and refresher
  • A one hundred hour training program approved by the department

Supervisors, who need to complete sixty-two hours of training, will have to complete:

  • A thirty-hour OSHA class
  • 8-hour fall prevention
  • 8-hour Chapter 33
  • 4-hour supported scaffold user and refresher
  • A two-hour site safety plan
  • 2-hour toolbox talks
  • 2-hour pre-task safety meetings
  • 2-hour general electives
  • 2-hour specialized electives 
  • 2-hour drug and alcohol awareness

There are several different types of construction accident cases that can be brought to court. If you experience an injury on the job our construction accident lawyer on Long Island can provide you with expert legal representation. Some of the most common causes of construction accidents are:

  • Bricklayer Falling Accidents
  • Crane Accident Falls
  • Falls from High Fences or Barriers
  • Falls Through Floors and Ceilings
  • Defective Harnesses and Safety Lines
  • Falls Due to Defective Safety Equipment
  • Falls caused by Demolition Accidents
  • Electrical Pole Fall Accidents
  • Falls From Heights Caused by Explosions
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  • Falling objects or debris
  • Falls Through Floors
  • Falling From Temporary Platforms
  • Job site safety violations
  • Fall from Ladder Accidents

Demolition Accidents

The NY and Long Island demolition industry requires contractors and workers to acquire licenses, permits, and safety training, and to adhere to certain safety rules and regulations on the demolition job site which is designed to protect the public and workers at war near the demolition construction zone from being hurt while performing demolition work, which safety laws, if not properly followed, often result in worker or pedestrian physical injury, including catastrophic brain, neck, and spinal cord injuries, and unfortunately, even death.

  • Improperly Timed Explosive Fuses
  • Crane Accident Falls
  • Explosion Induced Scaffold, Ladder, and Temporary Platform, Collapses or Falls
  • Demolition and Heavy Equipment Failure
  • Demolition and Heavy Equipment Violations
  • Defective Demolition Equipment
  • Defective Demolition Tools and Shoring Equipment
  • Falling Objects Caused by the Explosion
  • Exposure to Toxic Chemicals and Substances
  • Failure to Properly Use Demolition Safety Equipment
  • Lack of Overhead Protection at the Demolition Worksite
  • Crane Wrecks
  • Falls from High Places Due To Explosions
  • Demolition job site safety violations
  • Falls from Scaffolds, Ladders, and Temporary Platforms, Due To Excavation Explosion

When you, a family member, or someone that you care about has been seriously injured in a construction demolition accident, due to the negligence of a co-worker or another, you want justice to be served, by getting you the financial compensation that you deserve, so you can heal as much as possible from your serious personal injuries — while we also work to ensure financial security for you and your family, both now and in the future. We have Won over 50 Million Dollars for Seriously Injured Long Island Personal Injury Construction Accident Victims. At Birzon and Associates, LLC, since 1991, we have served construction accident victims in Smithtown, Suffolk and Nassau Counties, LI and throughout New York City. Our highly rated award winning construction accident law firm has helped secure some large settlements throughout NY, helping us to establish a history of success in representing our clients. It is our pledge and commitment to you that we will fight hard for you and get you the compensation that you deserve, whether through obtaining a personal injury construction accident settlement or getting you your workers compensation benefits, or both.

Crane Accidents

Working with heavy lifting equipment like cranes creates a lot of potential for injuries to occur. Especially if you are working with a particularly negligent contractor or coworkers. It is crucial for all employees to undergo the proper safety training and understand what the machines they are operating on are capable of. If you or a loved one suffer a serious injury on the job due to the negligence of an employer or fellow employee our construction accident lawyer on Long Island can help you! We want to make sure you receive the compensation you need for you injuries   Some of the most common accidents involving cranes or other heavy lifting machinery are:

  • Failure to Use the Crane within the Manufacturer’s Specifications
  • Crane Accident Falls
  • Improper Crane Selection For the Job
  • Unsafe Crane Loads
  • Debris or Other Unsafe Conditions around the Crane
  • Bad Weather
  • Poor Crane Set up
  • Electrical Pole Contact Accidents
  • Being Run over by a Crane
  • Heavy Equipment Collisions
  • Objects Falling from a Crane
  • Tractor and Crane Wrecks
  • Electrocution Caused by Hitting High Power Lines
  • Job site safety violations
  • Getting into an Automobile Accident with the Mobile Crane Going to and from the Job site


Another job site hazard that workers need to be mindful of is electrical wires. Our construction accident lawyer on Long Island is proud to have served electrical contractors, electrical workers and members of the general public who have been seriously injured by electrocution and electrical shock accidents, by bringing electrocution and electrical shock accident injury cases, and workers compensation claims, on their behalf. Electrocution worker related injury and wrongful death claims have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, over the years, throughout New York State, Suffolk, Nassau and Queens. Some of the most common causes for electrocution accidents are:

  • Defective Extension Cords
  • Defective Electrical Outlets
  • High-Voltage Power Lines
  • Failure to properly determine location of electrical power line installations
  • failure to protect workers from exposed high-power electrical wires
  • Defective Demolition Equipment
  • Failing to Recognize Hazardous Atmospheres Due To the Electrocution and electrical shock
  • Failing to Protect Employees and workers from high-powered electrical exposure
  • Failing to Properly Inspect and Maintain construction areas where there are high power lines and equipment
  • Electrocution and electrical shock caused by Crane and Heavy Equipment contact with power lines
  • Defective electrical Equipment
  • Defective electrical Tools
  • Electrocution and electrical shock Accidents & Injuries
  • Job Site Safety Violations where electrical work is being conducted
  • Failure to Properly Use electrical Safety Equipment
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