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Do You Need A NYC Construction Accident Lawyer with Experience?

If the answer is yes, then hire a NYC construction accident lawyer from The Platta Law Firm.  Mr. Platta established a new construction accident law for the entire state of New York.  The very same law that may likely decide the outcome of your construction accident lawsuit. To learn more about this case watch the video on the right hand side of the screen
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5 Things you must do after a construction site accident

Question number 1 to ask when choosing a NYC law firm

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!

Question number 2 to ask when choosing a NYC law firm

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.
Question number 3 to ask when choosing a NYC law firm

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.
Question number 4 to ask when choosing a NYC law firm

Report Your Accident

By reporting your 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.
Question number 5 to ask when choosing a NYC law firm

Report to Your Supervisor

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

Is A Construction Accident Legal Consultation Free?

Our law firm welcomes every construction worker to report their case 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 completly free:

24/7 Legal Help Hotline (212-514-5100) and chat on our website with answers provided by attorneys.
Review of Your Entire accident case.
Evaluation of the law applicable to your accident.

Do I Need A Witness To Prove My Construction Accident Case?

No, but having a witness can be helpful. If the witness’s testimony aligns with yours, it can be beneficial to your case. An attorney perpares the witness before they testify to make sure the facts of the case are presentted correctly. Other forms of evidence that we can secure on your behalf include:
  • Pictures, security footage, and recordings
  • Written statements
  • Pieces of equipment from construction site
  • Police Reports or
  • 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 case!

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Here Are A Few Injuries That Qualify For Larger Compensations:

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

Your injuries and future economic loss 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. You can call our lawyers at The Platta Law Firm 24/7. We will stand by you in this time of need.

How Much Compensation Can a NYC Construction Accident Lawyer get you?

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.

Should You Check What A Construction Accident Law Firm Accomplished Before Hiring One?

Absolutely. Our firm’s attorneys have over four decades of combined legal experience focused on representing 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. Our prior results show that by having us handle your accident from day one until the case is resolved, you are getting the best possible representation. The difference in having an accomplished firm represent you is the difference between a life-changing recovery and a court dismissing your case.

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What New York Law Protects Construction Accident Victims?

Our experienced NYC construction accident 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 Bring A Lawsuit Against My Employer After A Construction Accident?

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 Construction Site Accidents?

Our law firm understands every cause of injury that results from construction work, and here are some that occur most often:

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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. Never your employer!

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. 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
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Construction Related Fall Accidents

Construction related fall accidents do not only occur to workers who are at the site. A man’s head was struck by a piece of wood that fell from a construction site. The man passed the site with a friend.

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Construction Elevator Accident

Construction accidents involving elevators are becoming a common occurrence. In a notable case, an electrical construction worker entered an industrial elevator at the Empire State Building.

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Construction Fall Statistics

A review of construction accident statistics will show a lot of fall accidents. New York has a law to protect workers involved fall accidents. The nature of construction work often means that construction site accidents can cause severe personal injuries.

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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 OSHA 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 these 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 attorney in 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.

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