We are happy to announce that The Grandelli Firm will now be known as


The addition of Leigh Eskenasi as a named partner recognizes his dedication to our clients, and his contributions to the numerous multi-million dollar recoveries the firm has obtained, which are among the highest in New York State.

Monday, February 12, 2024

Analyzing Recent Construction Accident Settlements in New York

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

If you or a loved one has recently suffered an injury while on the job at a construction site, you may be researching your options regarding construction accident settlements. You may be entitled to compensation. Recent reports indicate that the lull in construction that occurred during the pandemic is now well over. In Construction Dive,…

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

When to Hire a Construction Injury Attorney: A Guide for Injured Workers

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

You may have seen large construction projects involving towering cranes and newly constructed buildings that touch the clouds. In the United States, the construction industry generates about $2.8 trillion every year. Construction is one of the largest industries on the planet. Then you may have seen breaking news about a major construction site disaster like…

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A Closer Look at the Recent NYC Crane Collapse

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

A Closer Look at the Recent NYC Crane Collapse On July 26, 2023, a large construction crane on 10th Avenue and West 41st Street in New York City burst into flames and eventually collapsed, falling several stories onto the street below.  News outlets are reporting that the crane was carrying 16 tons of concrete, and…

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The Cutaia Case: a New York City Construction Accident Settlement

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

Grandelli & Eskenasi is proud to announce that after extensive litigation, we were able to settle a construction accident lawsuit on behalf of a New York City plumber for $7,250,000, the day before the trial was scheduled to begin. This a case that gained some notoriety in legal circles last year because there was a…

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Labor Law § 240 and Plaintiff’s Alleged Comparative Negligence

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

One only needs to be reminded of those classic black-and-white photographs from the 1920’s showing construction workers eating their lunch while perched on a single steel beam hundreds of feet above the bustling streets of New York City to know that working in the construction industry in New York can present some significant elevation-related safety…

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

NYC Department of Buildings Issues Stop Work Order After Construction Accident in Greenpoint Brooklyn

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

In mid-September, a 46-year-old construction worker was fatally crushed to death in a construction accident while working at a site on Java Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  The construction project, by Lendlease Construction, involved the construction of a new, 14-story building along the Brooklyn waterfront. Following the incident, the New York City Department of Buildings issued…

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Proposed New York State Legislation Aims to Make Construction Work Safer

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

In April 2015, a tragic construction accident occurred in a Manhattan work site when an unreinforced trench collapsed, crushing a worker. The collapse resulted in the wrongful death of Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old Ecuadorean immigrant. According to both city and federal regulations, construction work involving trenches deeper than five feet requires that the trenches be…

Sunday, June 19, 2022

How Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help You?

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

Construction workers are more prone to fatal or severe injuries at their workplace, and these accidents can significantly impact the lives of the injured workers and their families. It can result in life-long medical expenses, lost wages, loss of enjoyment in life, inability to care for oneself, and even death. If you have been involved…

Thursday, October 14, 2021

New York City Halts Construction Due to Safety Concerns

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

The City of New York has recently issued nearly 1,500 stop work orders citing construction safety. Following a staggering increase in construction accidents, including multiple tragic fatalities, the City of New York has recently issued nearly 1,500 stop work orders for work-sites across the five boroughs. On June 1st, 2021, the New York City Department…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

As Restrictions Relax, NY Sees an Increase in Construction Accidents

By Grandelli & Eskenasi

As COVID restrictions have been relaxed and the country moves toward normalcy, in New York City, the amount of construction work has continuously risen through the spring and into the summer.  As construction work increases, so does the number of construction accidents.  Indeed, there have been a total of forty-nine (49) reported construction accident related…

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