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Construction Accidents

The Platta Law Firm, PLLC is committed to helping workers injured in construction accidents.

We understand how difficult and physically demanding construction work could be and how difficult it is to find proper legal protection after construction accident.

In 2011, our law firm prevailed in the New York State Court of Appeals (highest appellate Court in the State of New York) and changed the law governing the construction accidents in New York State. This happened after fierce full legal battle for adequate recovery for one of our clients [Wilinski v. 334 East 92nd Housing Development Fund Corp., 18 N.Y.3d 1, 935 N.Y.S.2d 551 (2011)]. The change of law resulting from our successful argument before the Court of Appeals, allows victims to obtain fair compensation for the injuries sustained in construction accidents that were previously not protected by the laws of New York State. We are proud to set such high standard for lawyers in the area of construction accidents.

For our clients that we represent in construction accidents we also handle Workers’ Compensation claims. Our legal team wants to ensure that all legal issues resulting from construction accident are handled with utmost professionalism and respect at one firm. We never refer our clients to any other law firms. Therefore, if there is assistance necessary with medical treatment or lost wages covered by Workers’ Compensation Law, our law firm will ensure that both personal injury litigation and Workers’ Compensation claim are given the same attention. Our client’s do not have to contact other law firms to handle their Workers’ Compensation claims and spend hours on the phone trying to reach someone who can help. They simply call the same attorneys that handle their personal injury litigation at our law firm to seek help.

The Platta Law Firm, PLLC represents clients throughout New York State in workplace accident claims, involving:

  • scaffolding accidents,
  • construction site accidents,
  • forklift accidents,
  • unsafe work conditions,
  • electrocution,
  • ladder accidents,
  • crane accidents,
  • side debris accidents,
  • hoist accidents,
  • unsafe construction work equipment,
  • explosions at construction sites,
  • burn injuries,
  • falling object accidents,
  • falling workers accidents,
  • Workers’ Compensation,
  • OSHA violations,
  • defective and dangerous work sites,
  • heavy machinery accidents,
  • workplace accidents.

This was the first time I was involved in a car accident and dealing with a lawsuit seemed very complicated. I sincerely appreciate that Mr. Platta and his staff took the time to explain the motor vehicle law and my rights as an injured party to me in Polish. They assisted me during doctor’s visits to ensure that I understood what the doctors were saying about my condition and the further treatment. I also appreciated the fact that I could always call with questions and concerns. I would like to say “thank you” to the entire Platta
Law Firm for making me feel like a family and for fighting for the settlement that I received.
Thank you so much, Mr. Platta. Having you as an attorney was a gift from God. As a simple construction worker, I knew nothing about the law and my rights as an injured worker.
Thanks to your professional help, I was able to understand the system, which immediately made me feel much more secure. I instantly knew that I was in good hands. Thank you for assisting me throughout this very complicated period of my life. Foremost, I would like to thank you for negotiating this very large settlement that will allow me to take care of myself and my family for the rest of my life.
Thanks to the exceptional work of The Platta Law Firm, PLLC, I received a $50,000 settlement for my broken pinky finger. I was surprised to receive such a large award, considering the location and size of my injury. I would not have been able to receive such a favorable result without the hard work of my attorney, Slawek W. Platta. I strongly recommend Mr. Platta as he is a dedicated and professional lawyer.
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