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Construction accidents pose a significant risk of injury to workers on the construction site. Construction accidents can even injure innocent bystanders near construction sites. At Proner & Proner, our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys understand that construction accident injuries can turn your life upside down, even if you are expected to make a full recovery from your injuries. For more than 50 years, we have fought to help accident victims secure maximum compensation for their injuries and financial damages. We are proud of our proven track-record of success in getting millions in compensation for our clients.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn, don’t try to fight your case alone. With an aggressive, experienced attorney on your side, you are far more likely to obtain more financial compensation than if you pursue your case on your own. Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a free case evaluation with our attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Many construction accidents are caused by negligence, carelessness, and safety violations. Frequent causes of construction accidents in Brooklyn include:
Construction sites are dangerous places, requiring that all safety measures are taken.
When construction companies and construction workers are negligent, it can quickly lead to accidents that result in serious injuries such as:
The Brooklyn construction accident lawyers are here to help you make sure that your claim for compensation goes forward while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Identifying parties at-fault for a construction accident can be a difficult task. If you or a loved one is a construction worker who was injured on-site, you may be entitled to seek worker’s compensation benefits from your employer, which can provide compensation for medical treatment, partial wage replacement, or disability benefits.
Establishing that a third-party has liability for a construction accident can be complicated. At Proner & Proner, our attorneys work diligently to thoroughly investigate your accident and collect the evidence needed to prove a third-party’s legal responsibility. Other parties that may have liability for a construction accident include:
You may even be entitled to pursue a claim against your employer if your employer has cut corners on safety.
Our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys can help you evaluate your legal rights and options and help you maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries and damages, especially if you pursue both workers’ compensation claims and third-party personal injury claims.
Even if you are a construction worker who may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, it is often difficult to get the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to after you have been injured in a construction accident. The Brooklyn construction accident lawyers of Proner & Proner are here to help you maximize the value of your case. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation with our firm to learn more about your legal rights and options and about how our firm is prepared to help you through your recovery from your construction accident.
Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Kings County, New York. Brooklyn/Kings County is the most-populous county in New York State and the second-most populated county in the U.S. Brooklyn is also New York City’s most populous borough and the second-largest borough by land area. Brooklyn was founded in 1646 as the village of “Breuckelen” in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, named for the town of Breukelen, Netherlands. Brooklyn was an independent city until 1898, when it was consolidated as a borough as part of New York City. For much of its history, Brooklyn has been a community with neighborhoods serving as ethnic enclaves. However, in recent years Brooklyn has been redeveloping as a more avant-garde community, with economic activity refocusing on entrepreneurship, high technology, and art and design.
If you are a construction worker who is injured on a job site, you can first file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. Workers’ compensation can provide benefits such as medical treatment for your injuries, partial wage replacement if you miss time from work, and disability benefits if you are unable to return to work. If your construction accident was caused by a third party, or if you were an innocent bystander injured by a construction accident, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.
If you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, you are required to give your employer notice of your claim within 30 days of the accident. If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim with the state to secure benefits you believe you are entitled to, you must file your claim within two years of the accident. If you wish to file a personal injury lawsuit, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. Failure to timely file your claim can lead to the permanent rejection or dismissal of your claim.
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