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New York State Construction/Worksite Accident Lawyer

Dan Santola – A Legendary Construction Accident Lawyer

Workers injured in a construction accident need a tough, experienced lawyer to fight for them relentlessly. Dan Santola wrote the book on construction accidents. Dan is the author of a 1300-page book, Litigating Construction Accident Cases in New York. Since his 1978 landmark victory for injured construction workers, in the case of Allen v. Cloutier Constr. Corp., New York’s judges, and lawyers have recognized Dan Santola as a preeminent authority on New York’s unique laws that protect workers in the hazardous employment of construction, demolition, and excavation. Lawyers have selected Dan as one of The Best Lawyers in America for over thirty consecutive years.

Let Powers & Santola and their experienced construction accident lawyers help you recover the total amount of your losses. Have someone on your side with decades of experience and a track record of success handling construction site accident cases.

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Our attorneys have helped hundreds of injured workers employed in construction, manufacturing, warehouses, road construction, utility work, and other industries in upstate New York recover the full measure of damages they are entitled to receive.

We have handled a wide range of work-related injury and wrongful death claims resulting from construction accidents and other workplace accidents, including:

  • Falling objects that strike workers
  • Electrocution and burn injuries
  • Excavation accidents and crush injuries
  • Vehicle accidents while at work
  • Forklift accidents
  • Welding accidents and machinery defect accidents
  • Explosions
  • Toxic exposure
  • Crane, excavators, aerial lifts, loaders, and other heavy equipment accidents
  • Falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, beams, in elevator shafts, or from any elevation

Our lawyers are available to evaluate your accident claim during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call our Albany office or email Dan Santola directly at

Call Today! (518) 465-5995

Read our Construction Accident Blogs

The Role of Common Law Negligence in New York Construction Accident Lawsuits

Posted: September 22, 2023

The owner or general contractor of a New York construction project can be held liable for a worksite accident under a number of different legal principles. One is what is known as common law negligence. Essentially, the courts have long recognized that a project owner or employer has a basic duty to provide a “safe …

The Risks of “Struck-By” Accidents Involving Backhoes on Construction Sites

Posted: August 22, 2023

Construction accidents often occur in just a few seconds. But the victims can sustain potentially deadly or life-long consequences as a result of their injuries. So it is critical to hold contractors, subcontractors, and third parties legally accountable when their negligence leads to a preventable construction accident. Indeed, it is important to remember that construction …

Were You Violently Attacked on a Construction Site?

Posted: July 28, 2023

Construction accidents are often the result of negligence and an inadequate focus on safety. Some accidents, however, stem from violent attacks. Indeed, about 9% of workplace deaths are the result of violent attacks, and thousands of workers are injured each year in violent confrontations. Attacks at construction sites are increasing. What can you do if …

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When someone injures you, your life gets turned upside down. Suddenly, you may face a ton of medical bills. You may be unable to work or help out around the home. Others may need to care for you around the clock. Nothing is the same.

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