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Advocate for Injured Construction Workers – NYC Construction Injury Lawyer


If you work in the construction trades in New York, you know that commercial and residential building and renovation sites are inundated with hazards that can cause catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death.  Whether you fall from an improperly erected scaffolding, suffer a traumatic brain injury when an object falls from a crane, or experience other severe injuries on a construction site, you need a law firm that understands the unique legal and factual challenges presented by construction accident litigation.


At the Law Offices of Michael E. Talassazan, we represent construction workers and individuals injured while visiting or passing by a construction site throughout New York City.  Our experience handling construction accidents means we understand that building sites change rapidly, so evidence and hazards might suddenly disappear.  Critical witnesses and responsible entities or individuals could vanish in the absence of a prompt investigation.  Mr. Talassazan also has a proven track record simultaneously pursuing a worker’s compensation claim against an injured worker’s employer and a third party lawsuit against other responsible parties.  This dual strategy is essential to obtaining the fullest recovery for injured construction workers.


Dual Strategy Worker’s Compensation vs. Third Party Personal Injury Claims


If you are an employee injured on a construction site, the worker’s compensation system usually will constitute your exclusive remedy against your employer.  Worker’s compensation claims offer certain advantages because you do not need to establish that your employer was negligent.  Even if your carelessness caused or contributed to your construction accident, we can still pursue a worker’s compensation claim subject to narrow exceptions.  However, our experienced workplace injury lawyers know that these benefits will not compensate you for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and punitive damages.  Worker’s compensation benefits also tend to provide less compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity than a personal injury lawsuit.


To compensate for the more limited compensation available through the worker’s compensation system, Mr. Talassazan works closely with the construction industry and safety experts to identify third parties that contributed to his clients’ injuries.  This dual strategy allows our law firm to seek the more extensive damages available in a personal injury or wrongful death action while taking advantage of the free immediate medical care and the no-fault basis for worker’s compensation benefits.  Our clients benefit from the advantages of both systems.


Mr. Talassazan’s commitment to innovative litigation strategies has contributed to his earning his designation as a “Rising Star” by the Thompson-Reuters publication Supper Lawyer and dozens of 5-Star reviews from former clients on multiple websites.  Our law firm also represents individuals walking by and visitors to construction sites against property owners, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, architects, machine operators, equipment rental companies, materials suppliers, and other entities responsible for injuries on construction projects.


Handling the Full Spectrum of Construction Accidents


Because of our success handling diverse construction accident lawsuits, our law firm has the experience, legal acumen, and litigation resources to handle complex construction accident cases, involving a wide range of injuries, such as:


  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Ankle and Knee Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Electrocution
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
  • Burns
  • Eye Injuries
  • Exposure to Toxic Chemical


Contact the Law Offices of Michael E. Talassazan


Our New York construction accident lawyers can guide you through the civil litigation process and the worker’s compensation system.  The Law Offices of Michael E. Talassazan provides over a decade of legal experience.  We represent people injured on construction projects in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Long Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties.  We also offer free consultations, so contact us today at (917) 768-1155 or by email (info@topattorneynyc.com) to schedule your initial no obligation consultation.


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