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Staten Island Construction Accident Attorney

Staten Island Construction Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of workers at construction and renovation sites are injured on the job in Staten Island. These accidents happen due to improper or dangerous equipment and the negligence of co-workers or supervisors at work places. Falls from ladders, scaffolding, elevated platforms or other heights are covered under specific labor laws. Building owners and their agents and contractors must supply and operate safety equipment to prevent workers from injuries caused by falls from elevated workplaces. Failure to do so results in absolute liability, even if the worker’s own fault contributes to the accident.

A Staten Island construction accident attorney helps workers injured on construction sites get their entitled workers’ compensation benefits.  In addition, they may be able to sue the property owner and its agents and contractors for full personal injury and pain and suffering. The damages recovered may be substantial. 

Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Our legal team has experience in dealing with accidents arising from problems such as:

  • Ladder & scaffold falls.
  • Falls from a height or elevated platform.
  • Construction debris of other falling objects.
  • Accidents with construction vehicles, machinery, forklifts, crane & other equipment.
  • Hoisting Accidents.
  • Lack of safety equipment provided by employer.
  • Improper safety practices of employer.
  • Burns, electrocution, or explosion-related injury.
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Questions About Construction Injury Claims
If I am injured while working at a construction site will my medical bills be paid?

In most cases if you were in the course of your employment at the time of the accident you will be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides payments for medical bills and lost wages for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of working at their job. You do not have to prove that anyone was at fault for your accident or injury. As long as it happened while you were in the course of your employment you should be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

If I am eligible for workers compensation can I still sue to recover monetary damages if I was injured at a construction site while working?

In most cases if you were in the course of your employment at the time of the accident you will be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides payments for medical bills and lost wages for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of working at their job. You do not have to prove that anyone was at fault for your accident or injury. As long as it happened while you were in the course of your employment you should be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation benefits only affect your recovery from your employer, not other parties. If other parties, like the property owners or other contractors on the construction site were negligent or responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover from them in addition to collecting workers’ compensation benefits.

The construction site where I was injured had safety violations. Does that help in a lawsuit?

Injuries occurring on construction sites often result from safety violations of companies other than the injured worker’s employer. Since the other companies are not your employer the injured worker may bring a lawsuit against the companies that violate safety rules and contribute to injuries. These are called third party claims or lawsuits.

What construction accidents or injuries come under the protection of labor laws?

The New York statute known as Labor Law Section 240, is also known as the “Scaffold Law.” The New York State “Labor Law” provides certain protection to workers while working at heights such as on scaffolds, ladders, beams or building roofs. There are several reasons for this special statute. Usually the injuries are severe as a result from elevated falls, and the construction worker relies on the building owner and the other contractors to provide a safe working environment. They are primarily responsible to make sure that the elevated work location is safe. The law requires that these “third parties” provide the necessary and properly functioning scaffolds, ladders, safety lines, harnesses, guardrails, to guarantee your safety while you are working at an elevation.

However, if a worker is performing routine maintenance (e.g., such as sweeping or changing a light bulb), this may not come under Labor Law protection. Usually a worker has to be injured performing the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building.

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Time may be limited to file an injury claim. Don’t wait. Let us help you seek the justice you deserve. We offer Free Consultations at your home, the hospital and in our office.

Why Choose Our Firm

Kerner Law Group, P.C. has a track record of representing clients who have been hurt due to negligence or preventable accidents. Having a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene immediately after it happens is crucial for identifying a long-term strategy for protecting you. Our  law firm can help you with many different aspects of your claim including:

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  • Reviewing your paperwork.
  • Filing the initial legal claim against the insurance company.
  • Helping you after you have been denied.
  • Assisting you with recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Hiring an attorney you trust with your case is about more than just finding a lawyer with experience. For aggressive and caring representation, put Kerner Law Group, P.C. on your side today!

About Staten Island

About Things To Do in Staten Island

About Staten Island New York

Staten Island is located in Richmond County, New York.

  • Population (approx.): 469,000
  • Geo-coordinates: 40.5795°N, 74.1502°W
  • Postcodes: 10314, 10313, 10306, 10308, 10311, 10312, 10303, 10302, 10304, 10310

Things to Do and See In Staten Island

  • Lookout Place (near La Tourette Park Greenway and Richmond Hill Road): Lookout Place was an American Revolutionary War British garrison Historic Richmondtown, Staten Island.
  • Staten Island (near Rigby Avenue and London Road): Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City.  Staten Island is the southernmost part of both the city and state of New York.
  • The Crimson Beech (near Manor Court and Rigby Avenue): A house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright located in the Lighthouse Hill neighborhood of  Staten Island.
  • Staten Island Light (near Manor Court and Lighthouse Avenue): Also known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light, is the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse. The 90-foot tower sits more than five miles northwest of the West Bank Lighthouse, on Staten Island’s Richmond Hill.
  • The Christopher House (near Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road): An example of a provincial pre-Revolutionary War vernacular farmhouse of stone masonry. It was used as a meeting place during the American Revolution.
  • Treasure House (near Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road)
  • Boehm House (near Arthur Kill Road and Center Street): A historic house in the Richmondtown section of the borough of Staten Island.  The house was relocated from Greenridge as a part of Historic Richmondtown.
  • The Britton Cottage (near Richmond Road and Court Place): Was the residence of Nathaniel Lord Britton, a botanist and the creator of the New York Botanical Garden. 
  • Lake-Tysen House (near Richmond Road and Court Place): A spacious farmhouse with Dutch and Flemish architectural details was built by Joseph Guyon on his farmstead in Oakwood, Staten Island.
  • Crocheron House (near Richmond Road and Richmond Hill Road): Built in 1819, was the retirement home of Jacob Crocheron, a Staten Island native and Manhattan merchant.
  • John Bennett House (near Richmond Road and Court Place): Built-in 1839 with an addition built in 1854, was built as part of a real estate development near the Third County Courthouse in Historic Richmondtown, Staten Island.
  • Historic Richmond Town (near Court Place and Center Street): A living history village and museum complex in the neighborhood of Richmondtown, Staten Island. 
  • The Stephens-Black House (near Center Street and Court Place): A 19th-century house featured in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island. 
  • Richmond Engine Co. 1 (near Richmond Road and Saint Patricks Place): A volunteer fire department located in the Richmondtown neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Third County Courthouse (near Center Street and Court Place): An 1837 Greek Revival building near the center of Staten Island, New York. 
  • Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (near Lighthouse Avenue and Winsor Avenue): Home to one of the United States’ most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. St. Patrick’s Church (Staten Island, New York) (near Saint Patricks Place and West Cedarview Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Airports Rail and Roads in Staten Island


  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Linden Airport

Light Rail Stations

  • Newark Terminal C which is on United States.
  • Federal Circle Station which is on United States.
  • Terminal 1 which is on United States.
  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Terminal 7 which is on Terminal 7, Queens.
  • 8th Street Light Rail Station which is on United States.
  • 22nd Street Light Rail Station which is on United States.
  • 34th Street Light Rail Station which is on Bayonne.
  • 45th Street Station which is on United States.
  • AirTrain Newark P1 which is on United States.
  • Oakwood Heights station


  • Hylan Boulevard
  • Victory Boulevard (Staten Island)
  • New Jersey Route 440
  • Interstate 278
  • Korean War Veterans Parkway
  • Richmond Road (Staten Island)
  • Amboy Road
  • Vanderbilt Avenue
  • 34th Street (Manhattan)
  • Whitehall
  • The Mall, London
  • New York State Route 440
  • U.S. Route 27 in Georgia
Museum and Parks in Staten Island


  • The Frick Collection which is on 1 East 70th Street, New York.
  • Liberty Science Center which is on 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which is on 36 Battery Place, New York.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street, New York.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society which is on 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
  • Historic Richmond Town which is on 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island.
  • 107th Infantry which is on 643 Park Avenue, New York.
  • AIA New York | Center for Architecture which is on 536 LaGuardia Place, New York.


  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden which is on 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Foley Square which is on Lafayette Street Worth Street, Centre Street, New York.
  • Jackson Square which is on 8 Ave &, Greenwich Avenue, New York.
Nearby Towns to Staten Island

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Great Kills is 1 mile to the south.
  • New Dorp is 1 mile to the east.
  • New Dorp Beach is 2 miles to the east.
  • Graniteville is 3 miles to the north.
  • Rossville is 3 miles to the south-west.
  • Carteret is 4 miles to the west.
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