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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

What Causes Struck-By Accidents at Syracuse Construction Sites?

Posted: March 23, 2023

Struck-by accidents are a common cause of injuries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, struck-by accidents are the #1 cause of nonfatal injuries and the #2 cause of fatal accidents for construction workers. In total, these accidents cost nearly $2 billion a year for workers’ compensation benefits, and they cause billions more …

Welding Accidents on Construction Sites

Posted: February 27, 2023

Welders are a critical part of any construction crew. Without them, few Syracuse buildings would ever get raised. Welders join pieces of metal using heat or pressure. Most welders use a blowtorch to generate sufficient heat, though welding can also use lasers, electrical currents, and even chemical reactions. As statistics show, welding is a dangerous …

Crush Injuries at the Construction Site

Posted: February 24, 2023

Construction sites are filled with heavy materials and large pieces of equipment. Workers are vulnerable to having something land on them and cause a crush injury. These are very serious injuries, which carry potentially fatal complications. At Powers & Santola, LLP, we work closely with injured construction workers to seek compensation following an accident. A …

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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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