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Construction sites almost always rank among the most dangerous work environments in the U.S. Fortunately, New York requires employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. When construction site owners, contractors, and others put their own profit motives ahead of worker safety, construction accidents almost seem inevitable.
At Proner & Proner, our Bronx construction accident lawyers have dedicated our careers to helping injured parties get justice in the form of financial compensation. Our lead attorney was once an accident victim himself—and he knows firsthand how a serious injury can derail your life. With over 50 years’ experience and over $400 million recovered for clients, we know how to get the job done.
The desire to maximize profit is no excuse for jeopardizing construction workers’ safety—or the safety of those merely passing by. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to hold negligent parties financially accountable via the personal injury process in addition to getting the workers’ compensation benefits you need.
To learn more about your right to financial compensation if you were hurt in a Bronx construction accident, speak with our top-rated injury lawyers. We review your case for free, so call us today or fill out this online contact form. You can contact us 24/7.
Your workers’ compensation benefits only provide a portion of your lost wages in the Bronx. They also don’t offer compensation for things like pain and suffering or emotional distress. At Proner & Proner, our construction accident lawyers know the law and we know how to get you the maximum total compensation available for your injuries.
Because construction accident injuries are often serious, getting the most compensation can be vital to protecting your future and your family. For example, construction injuries can cause:
Construction accident injuries are usually severe because of the nature of the construction industry itself. Consider the following list of common construction accident cases we have seen:
At Proner & Proner, our skilled construction accident lawyers know that Bronx construction workers put their lives on the line every day. We also know that you might not know what to do after your accident—or that you might have legal rights separate from workers’ compensation. Our lawyers are here to help with every aspect of your case to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.
While you can’t sue your employer or co-workers under Bronx workers’ compensation laws, you may be able to file a third-party claim against someone else who caused the accident. Property owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and others are not shielded from liability because of workers’ compensation.
Workers’ compensation benefits include full medical benefits and a percentage of your average weekly wages prior to the accident. However, by making a third-party claim, we can also help you recover compensation for:
Thousands of Bronx workers miss work because of injuries caused by construction accidents every year. We know that it is the hard work of construction workers who do so much to fuel growth in our neighborhoods. Our construction accident workers are here to make sure you receive your fair compensation when you are injured while helping the Bronx thrive. To learn more about your rights, schedule a free case review with Proner & Proner today.
At Proner & Proner, our lawyers offer a free case review so that we can evaluate options for recovering compensation for your construction accident injuries. Our Bronx construction accident lawyers can help with your workers’ compensation claim and also explore the possibility of filing a third-party claim for additional compensation.
To learn more about how we can help, call our office or fill out this brief online contact form today.
The Bronx, one of the five NYC boroughs, was named for Swedish settler Jonas Bronck, who first settled the area in 1639. It wasn’t until the 19th Century that the Bronx began to transform into the urban center that it is today. After World War 2, growth in the Bronx skyrocketed and then declined in the 1960s-1980s.
However, the Bronx “Ten Year Housing Plan”, among other initiatives, has led to a substantial revitalization in recent years. Of course, growth and stimulus have led to an increase in construction projects throughout the borough even through to today.
Yes. Under New York law, special safety rules have been developed to protect workers who are injured in construction accidents involving roofs, scaffolding or even ladders. Under Section 240, the property owner and other contractors are required by law to take appropriate safety measures, including providing safety equipment to workers. That equipment can include harnesses, barricades, railings, screens and more.
It depends. OSHA may investigate, and NYC officials may also conduct their own investigation. In most cases, the construction company will investigate—but remember, their investigation will almost always be geared toward protecting themselves from financial liability. Because the construction company is investigating, you also should have a lawyer investigating on your behalf. At Proner & Proner, we can conduct a comprehensive independent investigation to locate all parties who may have caused your accident.
It’s always best to notify your employer that you were hurt on the job in writing. You don’t have to provide a lot of detail—just let them know when and where the injury took place. You should not give any written statements to the insurance company before talking to a lawyer.
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