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Syracuse Construction Accident Attorney

Construction Site Injuries in New York

Construction work is very dangerous. Each day, workers face the risk of getting hurt from multiple sources. An act of negligence can lead to an accident that causes very serious injuries. The construction accident lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent parties responsible and help injured workers recover the compensation they need and deserve.

Fighting On Behalf Of Injured Workers In Syracuse

Injured at a construction site? Contact our construction accident lawyers in Syracuse today to schedule a free consultation.

Workers' Compensation Claims vs Personal Injury Claims

When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she is entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The workers' compensation system is designed to pay medical expenses related to the injury and lost wages while they are unable to work. You can't file a lawsuit against your employer or a co-worker, even if they were at fault for what happened.

But if the negligence of a third party was at fault for the accident that caused your injury, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to seek other damages. Third parties that could be found negligent include contractors, subcontractors, property owners, property managers and manufacturers.

Types of Construction Accidents

Some examples of construction accidents include:

  • Building collapse
  • Fires and explosions
  • Crane accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Welding accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Falls from ladders
  • Roof collapses
  • Power tool accidents
  • Construction equipment crashes

How Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC Can Help

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources to win big cases. Our legal team investigates your accident to find out what really happened. We review all documentation, such as accident reports and safety records, and interview witnesses. Our attorneys know where to look for evidence of negligence.

In some cases, a contractor may have failed to erect scaffolding properly. Or a piece of equipment may have been defective. We identify the negligent parties responsible for your accident and fight to recover compensation for your injury.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

The damages we can seek to recover include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium. Our attorneys will determine the true damages you've suffered as a result of the construction accident. Many times, we are able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. If not, we will fight for you in court.

A Record of Unparalleled Success

If you were injured in a construction accident due to the negligence of a third party, contact Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC. We offer a free consultation. Simply contact us today to set up a time.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Personal Injury
  • The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000

    Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000

    Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.

  • Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000

    Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000

    Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000

    Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).

  • Aortic Dissection From Seat Belt Trauma Multi-Million-Dollar Recovery

    Legal action taken against a trucking company and a hospital after a client sustained aortic dissection from seat belt trauma in an accident with a large truck and was then misdiagnosed at the emergency room (Supreme Court, Monroe County).


Hear It From Our Clients & Colleagues

  • “He is doing a great job for me and I love it! His website says he is one of the 500 Best Lawyers in America, and from what I have seen, I believe it!”

    - Former Client
  • “I cannot overemphasize the skills, integrity, and excellence in the practice of law exhibited by John Cherundolo. His mastery of the law cannot be overstated. It is an inspiration to watch him tirelessly champion his clients' interests.”

    - Robert B.
  • “I unequivocally endorse him and his law firm for all matters related to litigation and personal injury. He is a tremendous asset to the legal community and CNY as a whole.”

    - Anthony M.
  • “Amazing lawyers. The best you can get.”

    - Former Client

Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

Your Future Is Worth Fighting For
  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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