Construction sites are notoriously dangerous, with a high risk of severe to catastrophic injuries. New York has several important laws that address construction site accidents, such as the scaffold law. These laws could allow you to bring a fault-based claim against multiple parties in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Because of this, finding the right lawyer for your case is crucial. However, finding the best construction site accident lawyers in New York can be challenging if you don’t have a personal referral.
I’m Anthony Ferrante, a New York personal injury attorney. I want this post to be a helpful resource for people who need to hire a construction accident lawyer but may not know anyone. Below are our picks for some of the best New York construction accident lawyers. If you need legal advice following a construction accident, your case will be in capable hands with any of the firms listed below.
6 of the Best Construction Site Accident Lawyers in New York
Jeffrey Koenig – Ferrante & Koenig
Jeffrey Koenig is my partner at Ferrante & Koenig. I would strongly endorse him even if he wasn’t my law partner. He is well-known for his aggressive approach to litigation and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. With a wealth of experience in handling complex construction accident cases, Jeffrey Koenig has rightfully earned his place on our list.
Jeffrey has secured numerous favorable verdicts and settlements for construction accident victims. One of the most notable is from 2008 when he second-seated a U.S. District Court trial. The jury returned a verdict of over $44 million, the largest construction site/labor law injury verdict reported in New York. It was also the 47th-highest overall verdict across the country that year.
David Perecman – The Perecman Firm
David Perecman is The Perecman Firm’s founder and has represented injured construction workers for over 40 years. He is a highly respected attorney in personal injury law and has been consistently recognized for his multi-million-dollar verdicts.
These verdicts and settlements include $15,208,168 for a metal sheet worker who sustained injuries after a ladder kicked out from under him, resulting in an 8-foot fall; a $12 million settlement for a union driver who fell from a truck; and a $10 million verdict for a laborer who fell from a suspended scaffold.
Howard Hershenhorn – Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf
Howard Hershenhorn is a partner at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf. He has an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements and verdicts for clients injured in construction accidents. He’s received countless accolades, including being listed as one of the best personal injury lawyers in New York City by Forbes Advisor in 2023.
The firm has achieved multiple landmark settlements and verdicts. Examples include a $16 million settlement for an asbestos handler who fell 23 feet from a scaffold during demolition and a $12.5 million jury verdict for a parking garage employee’s wife after her husband was killed by a man lift.
Daniel O’Toole – Block O’Toole & Murphy
Daniel O’Toole is a partner at Block O’Toole & Murphy, a law firm with a strong reputation for representing construction accident victims in New York City. O’Toole is well-regarded for his tenacity, legal expertise, and client commitment. He’s personally recovered over $850 million for his clients, serving as the lead trial lawyer or co-lead counsel on multiple record-setting cases.
Andrew L. Siegel – Siegel & Coonerty
Andrew L. Siegel is a partner at Siegel & Coonerty, a boutique law firm primarily handling complex personal injury cases. Siegel is a skilled attorney who sits on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Brain Injury Association of New York State. Notable case results include an $11,965,800 jury verdict for a roof collapse resulting in a traumatic brain injury and a $6 million for a scaffolding collapse that led to a mild traumatic brain injury.
Michael S. Lamonsoff – Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff
Michael S. Lamonsoff is the founder and owner of the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, a firm representing construction accident victims in New York City for over two decades. He is well-known for his aggressive approach to litigation, earning the nickname “The Bull.”
Examples of construction site verdicts include $6.5 million for a union construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder and a $5.5 million verdict for a construction worker that suffered injuries when a wood bracing collapsed as the worker exited a ditch.