Construction Accident Lawyer NYC

Construction Accident Lawyer NYC

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Have you been seriously injured while working at a NYC construction site? If the answer is yes, then you need to hire an experienced Construction Accident Lawyer from The Platta Law Firm. We established a new construction Injury law for the entire state of New York. The same law that may likely decide the outcome of your case. You have the right to be compensated for your injury. Our determined lawyers will fight to get you the money you deserve.

Our law firm welcomes every construction worker to report their injury with absolutely No Fee Required. We understand the importance of these cases and the stress it brings upon our clients and their families.

The Platta Law Firm provides the following services completely free:

  • 24/7 Legal Help Hotline (212-514-5100) or chat on our website with answers provided by attorneys with years of experience handling construction accident cases.
  • Review of Your Entire accident case.

The consultation is always free with our team of experienced Construction Accident Attorneys. We will review your case, explain your rights, and help you decide how to best move forward.

How Our Construction Accident Lawyers Will Protect You

First, we will schedule your free, private, and confidential meeting with our lawyers to discuss your case. Following this meeting, we will launch a full investigation into the details of your accident. We will secure all proof available to support your case. Our private investigators will then perform a full independent review of the construction site where the accident occurred. We will also obtain any videos showing your accident.

In addition to obtaining job site accident reports, we also acquire the results of independent investigations conducted by the New York City Department of Buildings and OSHA. The findings of their investigations will assist us in determining additional responsible parties.

We will reach out to any of your coworkers that witnessed the accident. Their signed affidavits describing what happened will greatly improve your chances of winning your lawsuit. It will also help to prevent any “unknown” witnesses from later claiming that the injured worker was the sole cause of his or her accident. If you wait too long to reach out to witnesses, they may refuse to speak about your accident, after becoming adversely influenced by insurance company employees or investigators.

Things You Need To Do Immediately After being in a Construction Accident

Call 9-1-1

You need to be taken to the hospital, by ambulance, from the location of your accident. Do not go home or to the hospital on your own, it’s the biggest mistake you can make!

Use Your Camera

Before going to the hospital, if possible, use your phone to take a video or pictures of the location of your accident to document what happened.

Call an Attorney

While waiting for the ambulance, call our legal team 24/7 at 212-514-5100. We will explain your legal rights and supervise your hospital stay to make sure all of your injuries are attended to. You will not have to pay any medical bills! Our attorneys can come and meet you at the hospital and discuss your future treatment with doctors on your behalf. We’ll provide the proper insurance information to the hospital.

Report Your Construction Accident

By reporting your construction accident, you are not suing your employer! Our lawyers will file a workers’ compensation claim for you. This is equivalent to getting health insurance which is normally provided by an employer or the state. This will also pay for lost wages while you are disabled.

Report to Your Supervisor

After speaking with one of our lawyers about the accident, make sure it is reported to your supervisor or foreman within 30 days of the construction accident.

Do You Need A Witness To Prove a Construction Accident Case?

No, but having a witness can be beneficial to winning your case. If the witness’s testimony aligns with yours, it makes for a much stronger case. One of our attorneys will prepare the witness before they testify to make sure the facts of the case are presented correctly.

Other forms of evidence that our lawyers can secure on your behalf include:

  • Pictures, security footage, and recordings
  • Written statements
  • Pieces of equipment from construction site
  • Police Reports
  • Accident Reports
  • Medical Records
  • Evidence of Pain and Suffering
  • Sworn Testimony

Remember that an unwitnessed accident can also bring you compensation. You do NOT need witnesses to win your construction accident case. We will make sure you have everything you need to get the maximum compensation.

Construction Site Injuries That Qualify For Larger Compensations:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue surgeries (tears of ligaments) – shoulders, knees, hip

These construction site injuries can severely impact your life. Even if you return to work, you may be suffering pain. You also might discover that you no longer enjoy the physical activities you once did.

At The Platta Law Firm, our lawyers will see to it that you’re justly compensated for your injuries. The severity of the injuries you sustained from your construction accident, combined with our legal expertise will determine the final outcome of your case. Remember, you will need money to support yourself and your family after a construction accident. We will stand by you in this time of need.

Call 24/7 or Chat Online for a FREE Consultation.

How Much Compensation Can I receive for my Construction Accident Injury?

There is no question that construction accidents can deliver large settlements or verdicts. A recovery from a construction accident case can range from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars depending on the injuries and proven economic loss. Nevertheless, the amount of compensation depends not only on injuries and facts of the case but more importantly, the competency of your legal team.

The cost of your construction accident case can add up quickly, especially when work is lost. A sudden loss of income can be devastating financially and emotionally. You’re going to need an injection of money as soon as possible. When you file a lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for such things as:

  • Rehabilitation/physical or occupational therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Nursing care
  • Loss of consortium
  • PTSD
  • Disfigurement
  • Diminished quality of life

These are serious effects of your accident. They should be taken into account when determining the compensation you are entitled to. The top accident experts we work with will offer vital insight to how any of these post-accident consequences can lead to greater compensation. With their help, we can better understand your specific injuries and how they may cause you hardship. This will help us gain a greater understanding of what your case is actually worth.

Why the Platta Law Firm Will Make a Difference in Your NYC Construction Accident Case

Our experienced lawyers know the New York Labor Laws inside and out. The Platta Law Firm has over four decades of experience working with construction accident victims. We have a successful record in arguing and winning cases in the lower and appellate courts, including the landmark case Wilinski v. 334 East 92 st Hous. Dev. Fund Corp, in New York State’s highest court. The lawyers at our firm are seasoned New York Labor Law veterans.

Our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers handle most complex construction accident cases throughout the State and the City of New York, including but not limited to Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, and Long Island. We understand how to provide our clients with the best legal representation they would expect from a Construction Accident Lawyer. In this difficult time, we are there for you. We will be with you every step of the way during your personal injury case.

What New York State Labor Laws Protect Construction Workers?

Our lawyers are prepared to show in court how falling from a height or being struck by a falling object was caused by a violation of Labor Law Section 240(1). Under this law, workers must be provided with specific safety devices, such as scaffolds or ladders, that protect them from falling from a height. The same law protects workers’ rights when struck by falling objects such as construction materials or debris. When these types of accidents happen, the law renders the property owner and general contractor liable for the workers’ injuries. A violation of this law allows a construction worker to recover monetary damages from the property owner or the general contractor.

In addition, under New York Labor Law Section 241(6), an owner or general contractor is responsible for failing to comply with the specific regulations of the State’s Industrial Code (Rule 23). Violations of this section occur for multiple reasons. They include, inter alia, falls to an uncovered hole, slips or trips on construction debris left on the floor, or collapses of a trench wall.

Finally, we can also show in Court that the New York Labor Law Section 200 protects you in a situation where a contractor failed to provide a reasonable and adequate protection at a construction site.

Can I File A Lawsuit Against My Employer After A Construction Accident Injury?

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No, even if the employer was responsible for causing the injury! There is a very limited exception to this rule if the employer does not provide you with workers compensation insurance. You are entitled to file a civil lawsuit against such an employer who will be then responsible for payment of your personal injury compensation.

Most of the employers in New York State have workers compensation insurance that covers them in case of their employees’ accident. On the other end, the existence of such insurance prevents you, the injured party, from bringing a case against the employer in civil court. To get help with filing your workers compensation claim, call (24/7) our workers compensation attorneys at 212-514-5100.

What are the Most Common Types of Construction Accidents?

We handle all construction accident cases. Our law firm understands every cause of injury that results from construction work, and here are some that occur most often.

  • Crane accidents
  • Defective equipment accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Elevator accidents
  • Explosions
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Structure failure
  • Trench or structure collapse
  • Welding accidents
  • Wrongful death

Who Is Responsible For My Construction Accident?

A Construction accident lawsuit filed on your behalf is usually directed against the building owner and the General Contractor. It's never againts your employer. This is because you usually lose the right to sue your employer for compensation if you are injured in a construction accident. Benefits are received through workers’ compensation. However, third parties who are not your employer can be sued for damages in most construction accident cases. Below is a list of who may or may not be responsible for your accident:

  • General Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Construction Site Owners
  • Property Manager
  • Building Owner
  • Manufacturers (of equipment and machinery)
  • Engineers
  • Architects

Call our experienced NYC construction accident lawyers at 212-514-5100 to find out who is responsible for your compensation and how much you can recover. In fact, our knowledgeable construction accident attorneys may decide to sue additional parties to bring you a better result.

NYC Construction Accident Statistics

Working at a construction site is one of the most dangerous careers in the United States. The chances of workers becoming injured increase greatly in New York City, where new construction projects more than double those of the next metropolitan area. Today there are approximately 40,000 active construction projects. That means over 400,000 construction workers face the risk of getting seriously injured. Construction work often involves working at extreme heights or operating heavy equipment such as cranes and forklifts. This oftentimes creates even another potential hazard, objects falling from the work area above.

Statistics show that during the last six-month period, 286 construction accidents occurred within New York City with 5 fatalities. A majority of the construction-related accidents categorized by the Department of Buildings (DOB) involved a falling worker. This was followed by workers struck by a falling object.

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What Does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Have To Say?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, out of the over 5,250 employees who died on the job, over 21% of them, or 1 in 5, were construction workers. The leading cause of construction worker deaths was falls at 33.5%. The next leading causes were: (1) being struck by falling objects; (2) electrocutions, and (3) “caught in/between” injuries. The last one occurs when a structure or equipment crushes or traps a worker.

As the statistics show, construction workers in NYC face the risk of becoming injured more than in any other career. For this reason, hiring a proper and qualified construction accident attorneyin NYC makes all the difference. You need a law firm that gets you the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys will also represent you in your Workers’ Compensation claim. This includes securing insurance coverage for your post-accident medical treatment and reimbursement for lost wages. Unlike other NYC Construction Accident Law Firms, we do not refer your Workers’ Compensation case out. We handle your entire construction accident case and Workers’ Compensation case from start to finish at our law firm. Contact us 24/7 for a Free Consultation with one of our Construction Accident Lawyers.

Get a Top NYC Construction Accident Lawyer on Your Side

If you were injured on a construction site, contact a reputable law firm with a successful track record for construction accident cases. The experienced attorneys at The Platta Law Firm are ready to speak with you. We have helped countless clients win millions in settlement awards across New York City.

Our Lawyers are extremely familiar with New York State laws that give special protection to construction workers. We are prepared to show in court how falling from a height or being struck by a falling object was caused by a violation of Labor Law Section 240(1). Under this law, as previously discussed, a worker must be provided with specific safety devices, such as scaffolds or ladders, that protect him or her from falling from a height.

Our construction accident Lawyers want to make the process to file a lawsuit as easy as possible for you. Along with a FREE case review, we also work on a contingency basis. So you don’t pay a single cent if we don’t win a settlement for you. Contact The Platta Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help with your construction accident case.

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