Crane Accidents

Cranes dot the skyline of New York. As much as they are a barometer of the construction boom taking place in the city, they can also present a deadly risk to construction workers, firefighters, and the public at large.

It is all too often a story on the news that a number of workers were killed when cranes collapsed at different construction sites in New York. The injuries and devastation caused by a crane collapse can be enormous and that is why if you are the victim of an accident involving a crane, you need a lawyer experienced in this area of the law.

Our firm has successfully litigated many high profile crane collapse cases some of which have involved multiple deaths. These are extremely complicated cases, and unless you have a lawyer with proven competency in this area of law you may be short changing your case and compromising your rights.

Ladder Accidents

Ladders are frequently used at construction sites and can become dangerous instrumentalities if they are not secured correctly.

Workers are often called upon to use a ladder for painting, masonry, carpentry, or any other construction related endeavor. Ladders are often times not secured properly and as a result can cause a fall resulting in an injury or death.

Contractors sometimes also provide the wrong equipment for a job. Whether the proper ladder is provided or workers should be provided a scaffold, the laws are designed to protect a worker engaged in a height related task.

Our lawyers are well versed in the law of construction site accidents and have handled many cases involving injuries and death resulting from falls on unsecured ladders or due to insufficient equipment being provided. We can help you determine whether you have a case because of injuries sustained at a construction site.


Every day, New York workers face the risks of falling from high places and from dangerous falling debris. Unfortunately, many deaths and injuries in construction could be prevented if more employers followed the rules and made employee safety a priority. If you or a loved one are a victim of a “gravity-related” accident– either a human fall or impact from a falling object – while on a job site, New York’s “Scaffold Law” may entitle you to compensation.

The attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas and Cannavo P.C. make it their mission to fight on behalf of injured workers and their families to get the full compensation they deserve.

Unsafe Construction Equipment

Construction workers rely on many types of dangerous equipment to complete their work. Every tool on a construction site, from handheld tools to heavy-duty vehicles, has the potential to cause serious or fatal injuries. When construction accidents involving unsafe equipment happen, injured workers need to know their options for legal recourse. It’s possible that one or more parties bear responsibility for the employee’s injuries and economic losses, and an experienced attorney can help employees in these situations make sense of their legal options after a workplace injury.

The attorneys at Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, P.C. have decades of experience handling civil claims in all areas of personal injury law. Our attorneys have even represented 9/11 first responders and helped them secure more than $600 million for firefighters and emergency personnel who suffered from toxic exposure at Ground Zero. Our teams understand how dangerous construction equipment can be and the risks facing construction workers in New York. Our team has helped clients secure more than $2 billion in damages for their claims. When construction accidents happen due to unsafe or defective equipment, we can help injured workers recover.