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Construction Accident Lawyers in Queens, NY

Construction Accident Attorneys Fight for Construction Workers Injured in Queens

You work hard in one of the most dangerous occupations in America—construction.  Federal and New York state regulations are meant to keep you safe from labor accidents, but construction accidents continue to happen on a daily basis in Queens.  One of the first issues that might cross your mind when facing a serious workplace injury: Do I have a legal right to compensation? Our lawyers are here to help you answer that question and to obtain that compensation.

Our award-winning personal injury lawyers at Proner & Proner have been helping construction accident victims in Queens recover compensation for their injuries for over 50 years.  We’ve been recognized both by our clients and by other lawyers for the high-quality legal services we provide. We know what it takes to succeed in recovering the most compensation possible after your accident—and we have the experience to prove it.  To schedule your risk-free consultation, call or contact us online today.

Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle in Queens

Our labor accident attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to clients who have been injured in construction accidents.  Examples of cases we have handled include:

Understanding Labor Laws that May Apply in Queens, NY

Although workers’ compensation benefits are valuable, New York has its own set of labor laws that may apply if you’ve been injured in a Queens construction accident.  Some of those labor accident laws include:

  • Section 240.  Labor Law Section 240 gives you the right to compensation if you’re injured in an accident involving a falling object, ladder fall, scaffolding fall or other accident involving falling from an elevation.
  • Section 200. Labor Law Section 200 requires that your employer take steps to keep your construction site safe in general.
  • Section 240.  Labor Law Section 240 provides more specific requirements relating to the safety of your construction site.  This includes requirements with respect to elevators, protection from slip and falls, and more.

Our experienced construction accident lawyers are here to help you understand how these labor accident laws may apply to your case in Queens.  A third party who was negligent might even owe you compensation. In some cases, workers’ compensation might not be your only option, so call us today to tell us what happened in your case.

How to Decide Whether You Need a Queens Construction Accident Lawyer

The last thing that you need after an accident is to watch unpaid bills pile.  Unfortunately, the victims of many labor accidents find themselves in exactly this situation.  You might not know whether you need a construction accident lawyer because you’ve only recently been injured.  You might already have faced a roadblock in applying for workers’ compensation. Regardless of where you are in the process, know that our team is here to help.

When you’ve just sustained injuries in a construction accident, it can be easy to overlook some of the types of compensation that you might be entitled to receive.  That’s where our trained construction accident lawyers can help. We’ve handled hundreds of cases and helped recover millions in compensation for clients facing the same stresses as you may now face. 

Our Queens-area construction accident attorneys have the expertise necessary to fight for:

  • Full medical bills,
  • Lost wages,
  • Temporary disability benefits,
  • Long-term disability benefits,
  • And even death benefits if the accident was fatal.

Compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish and the loss of your ability to work in the future might also be available if a third-party’s negligence caused your labor accident.

We can evaluate your accident to determine whether some of New York City’s unique laws apply in your case.  For example, a different set of rules apply when recovering compensation after a scaffolding or ladder fall accident than apply when your injuries were caused by a forklift accident or electric shock.

Schedule Your Risk-Free Initial Consultation with Our Skilled Queens, NY Construction Accident Lawyers Today

The simple fact that you knew of the risks that working in construction can pose does not mean you can’t recover compensation for your injuries after a construction accident.  Our experienced Queens construction accident lawyers are here to answer all of your questions and fight for your right to fair compensation. 

We don’t charge a fee unless we recover compensation for you, so you have nothing to lose by getting our expert opinion.  To schedule your free initial consultation to discuss options in your case, call our office or contact us online today.

Life in  Queens, NY

Queens is a borough of New York City.  Geographically, Queens takes up the largest amount of space of the five New York boroughs.  As real estate prices have continued to skyrocket in nearby Manhattan and Brooklyn, countless residents and businesses have relocated to Queens.  One simple pass through Queens’ LaGuardia airport makes the frequency of construction projects—and the risk of construction accidents—in Queens clear. 

As Queens continues to grow and change, construction workers and other workers continue to be subject to the danger of construction accidents and labor accidents because of unsafe working conditions or workplace dangers generally.

Frequently Asked Questions About Construction Accidents in Queens

FAQ: Why might I need to file a lawsuit under labor laws that apply in Queens if I can get workers’ compensation?  

Workers’ compensation does not always compensate for your injuries and other damages caused by a construction accident.  Construction accidents can cause severe injuries that can permanently impair your ability to work. You might be facing lifelong medical treatment, physical therapy, and chronic pain.  A lawsuit can help you recover the full extent of the compensation you deserve, including compensation for pain and suffering and lost future earning capacity—money that isn’t available through workers’ compensation in Queens.

FAQ: Why should I choose Proner & Proner if I was injured in a Queens construction accident?  

Not every lawyer has the specific experience handling construction accidents that we have.  For over 50 years, we have helped hard-working clients and their families in Queens recover the compensation they need to secure their future.  When you choose our experienced legal firm, you can rest assured because we (1) provide you with effective and knowledgeable legal help, (2) treat you like a person, which means answering your questions and actually answering the phone when you call, (3) have a proven track record that’s respected throughout the legal community—meaning that even other lawyers and insurance companies recognize your lawyer’s name and reputation for success.

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