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Construction Accident Lawyers in Westchester County, NY

Construction accidents can be devastating. Let the dedicated attorneys at Tomkiel & Tomkiel pursue the compensation you need for lost wages, medical bills, and other costs on the road to recovery.

Stanley A. Tomkiel, IIIMatthew Tomkiel
Construction Accidents
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    Cerebral Palsy suffered by triplets due to medical malpractice in their prenatal and perinatal care and treatment.

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    Verdict for child and parent for Brainstem injury with developmental delays resulting from mismanagement of shoulder dystocia during delivery of newborn.

  • Diagnostic Delay Case


    Delayed diagnosis of meningitis in toddler causing hearing loss with cochlear implants.

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Protecting Your Rights After a Construction Injury: Our Process

Dealing with the aftermath of a construction injury is overwhelming. You may be facing medical treatment, lost wages, and uncertainty about the future. At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, we understand the stress you’re under. Here’s how our process works to protect your rights:

Free Consultation

We'll discuss your accident, explain your legal options, and answer your questions in a no-pressure environment.

Thorough Investigation

We'll gather evidence, consult with experts, and identify all potentially liable parties to build a strong case.

Aggressive Negotiation

We'll fight with insurance companies and at-fault parties to secure the maximum compensation possible.

Trial Representation

While many cases settle out of court, we're prepared to take your case to trial if needed to protect your interests.

We’ll keep you informed every step of the way, offering clear guidance and support.

We Handle All Types of Construction Accidents in Westchester

Construction sites are filled with hazards, such as heavy machinery, electrical dangers, and heights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Westchester County construction accident, you need proven legal representation on your side.

At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, our attorneys thoroughly investigate every case to identify all liable parties and pursue maximum compensation. We handle all types of construction accidents, including:

  • Falls from heights
  • Scaffolding and ladder accidents
  • Struck-by-object injuries
  • Electrocutions
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Trench collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Toxic exposure
  • Overexertion injuries
  • Explosions
  • Demolition accidents

Don’t let the overwhelming nature of a construction accident claim leave you without the resources you deserve. Let us guide you through the legal process and fight for your best possible outcome.

Understanding Construction Accident Lawyer Fees in Westchester County

Are you worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer after a construction accident? At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay us anything upfront. Our attorneys only get paid if we win your case and secure compensation for you. We handle the expenses of investigations, expert consultations, and preparing for trial. If we win, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered.

This system lets you focus on healing, without the added financial strain of attorney fees. We believe everyone injured in a Westchester County construction accident deserves top-notch legal representation. 

Get the Compensation You Deserve

Don’t let a construction accident ruin your financial future. Let us fight for the full compensation to which you’re entitled. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.


Don’t Let These Construction Injuries Derail Your Life

Our lawyers have decades of experience investigating incidents, settling claims in negotiations, and winning compensation in court. We help our clients fight for the financial recovery they deserve after suffering any number of injuries in construction accidents, including:

Broken Bones

Falls, being struck by heavy objects, or equipment malfunctions can lead to severe fractures in the arms, legs, ribs, or even the skull.

Brain Injuries

Falls from heights or blows to the head can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), leading to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impairments.

Spine Injuries

Falls, collapsing structures, or heavy machinery accidents can damage the spinal cord, potentially causing mobility challenges or chronic pain.

Burn Injuries

Electrical accidents, fires, and chemical spills can inflict severe burns, often requiring extensive treatment and leaving disfiguring scars.

Catastrophic Injuries

These life-altering injuries, such as amputations or severe organ damage have long-lasting consequences.

Knee Injuries

Falls, awkward landings, or getting struck by objects can result in torn ligaments, dislocations, and other knee injuries that affect mobility and workability.

Paralysis Injuries

Damage to the spinal cord, often in falls or crushing accidents, can cause partial or complete paralysis, permanently impacting a worker’s life.

Construction sites can be dangerous places, and workers may suffer from a wide range of other injuries not listed here. If you’ve been injured on a construction site, we are ready to help. Don’t let the aftermath control your life. Our construction accident attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for your future.

Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit If My Loved One Dies in a Construction Accident?

If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident due to the negligence of a contractor, subcontractor, or another party, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the complex legal issues surrounding fatal construction accidents and wrongful death cases. 

We will thoroughly investigate the accident, identify all liable parties, and gather evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to help you secure compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and the profound loss of companionship and support your family has suffered. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you seek justice for your loved one and hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

Who’s Liable for Your Construction Accident Injury? It’s Not Just Your Employer

While workers’ compensation may provide some benefits after a construction injury, it doesn’t cover the full extent of your losses. The reality is that there may be other parties responsible for your accident. Understanding who may be liable is crucial for maximizing your compensation.

Our construction accident lawyers meticulously investigate every case to identify all potential sources of liability, which could include:

General Contractors

Responsible for overall job site safety and supervision.


May be liable if their negligence or faulty work caused the accident.

Property Owners

Must maintain a reasonably safe work environment.

Equipment Manufacturers and Operators

Can be held responsible for defective machinery or tools.

Don’t assume your employer is the only responsible party. Let us determine all avenues for securing the compensation you deserve after a Westchester County construction accident.

Critical Mistakes to Avoid After a Construction Accident

The actions you take immediately following the incident can significantly impact your ability to secure fair compensation. It’s crucial to avoid these common mistakes:

Downplaying Your Injuries

Even if you think the pain is minor, seek prompt medical attention, as injuries may not manifest immediately, and documentation is essential for your claim.

Not Reporting the Accident

Notify your supervisor and file an official report as soon as possible; delays can raise doubts about the validity of your claim.

Giving a Recorded Statement

Do not provide a recorded statement to insurance representatives without consulting a lawyer, as your words could be used against you.

Signing Anything Without Legal Advice

Insurance companies may offer quick payouts but undervalue your long-term losses, so never sign documents without having an attorney review them.

Returning to Work Too Soon

Coming back before you're fully healed could worsen your injuries and harm your case.

From medical appointments to arranging childcare and making time to rest and recover, you likely have a lot to handle in the midst of your personal injury case. Rely on Tomkiel & Tomkiel to navigate the legal landscape while you focus on healing. 

Act Fast: Understanding Deadlines for Construction Injury Claims

Construction accident claims in New York are bound by strict time limits known as statutes of limitations. Missing these deadlines can prevent you from seeking the compensation you deserve, even if you have a strong case.

Here’s a breakdown of the key deadlines to keep in mind:

  • Workers' Compensation: You generally have 30 days to report your injury to your employer and two years to officially file a workers' compensation claim.
  • Third-Party Liability Lawsuits: If you're suing a non-employer party, such as a contractor or equipment manufacturer, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of the accident.
  • Exceptions: There can be exceptions to these deadlines in certain situations, such as cases involving minors or wrongful death, and others.

Don’t wait! It’s crucial to consult a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. Time is needed to gather evidence, build your case, and file your claims correctly before any deadlines expire.

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