New York Work Injury Lawyers

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed on construction and job sites. In New York State you cannot sue your employer for pain and suffering. You can assert rights against your employer for workers compensation benefits such as lost wages and the cost of medical bills. However, there is often a third party responsible for causing the job accident. When that is the case, the injured worker can sue the third party for pain and suffering even though he/she was on the job when the accident occurred.

Examples of construction/job accidents are:

  • Crane Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Ladder Accidents
  • Construction Site Falls
  • Run-Over by Operating Equipment
  • Electrical Accidents Trench
  • Collapses Fires and Explosions
  • Welding Accidents
  • Unsafe/ Dangerous Equipment Accidents
  • Logging Accidents
  • Brazing Accidents
  • Cutting Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Structure Failure
  • Building Collapse
  • Supervisor Negligence
  • Punch Press Malfunctions
  • Fork Lift Accidents
  • Dumpster Accidents
  • Nail Gun Accidents
  • Compressor Accidents
  • Exploding Compressor
  • Gas Explosions

Why Choose Sinel & Olesen, PLLC ?

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC successfully handles construction job accident cases against negligent third parties. We review every page of every medical report and our reputable team of medical specialists, experts, and nurses will come to Court to testify on your behalf. This dedication and diligence allows us to to achieve superior results for many of our clients.

Call Sinel Law at 212.465.1000 to receive a free consultation about the claims that you may have after suffering from an accident on the job. We will fight to bring you justice.

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Testimonials

My attorney was meticulous, intelligent, and had an exceptional demeanor with the judge and jurors. When the Jury verdict was returned in our favor I hugged my lawyer and cried. It wasn’t just the money that was so satisfying, it was being in the Courtroom with the doctor and their lawyers when the Judge told them the jury found them responsible.

France P.

We were not only pleased with the monetary award, but to see these facilities held accountable, we finally had some closure. I would recommend Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, to any family with a case involving bedsores or medical issues against a nursing home or hospital.

Lisle B.

Elliot Sinel was our trial attorney and our whole family watched the jury trial unfold for two weeks. Watching our lawyer cross exam the defendant doctors and nurses and exposing their neglect in the care for our father gave us all a great sense of satisfaction. The jury awarded us a tremendous sum of money and we all felt vindicated…

Terrence H.

Sinel & Olesen, PLLC, never told me to settle, instead they brought the case to trial and combined, a jury gave us close to a million dollars. I was very impressed by the trial attorney and the medical expert surgeon that my lawyers brought to court to testify.

Suzanne F.

Before the case went to trial, Elliot Sinel convinced the insurance company for the nursing home to pay us a large award. My sisters and I always knew that the medical negligence caused my father to suffer. The settlement gave us a feeling that the facility finally acknowledged their wrongdoing…

Ana B.

Frequently Asked Questions

People frequently develop bed sores when they do not receive adequate medical attention. This injury results in open wounds and irritated skin patches that are caused by friction, unrelieved pressure, or when prolonged pressure is placed on the skin. Although a bed sore can develop almost anywhere, the most common areas of the body prone to develop the wounds include the backside and buttocks as well as bony areas such as heels, ankles, hips and head.

Absolutely. Once a family has made the difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, they have a right to expect that their loved one will not be injured as a result of neglect or abuse. In fact, bedsores are one of the most common preventable, avoidable injuries in nursing homes.

Aside from bed sores, the elderly are also at risk for associated complications like:
• Inadequate wound care leading to infections
• Dehydration, malnutrition, and failure to provide sufficient quantities of food
• Over or improper medication
• Lack of supervision due to their immobility from bedsores, leading to falls
• Poor hygiene

Elderly and immobile patients rely on heath care staff at nursing homes and hospitals to reposition them at least every two hours and provide a level of care that meets required standards in New York. Failure to do this often causes bedsores to develop. In almost every case, bed sores are completely preventable if the health care staff implements the proper precautions and ensures that the resident receives adequate care.