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Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to be, posing a serious risk of catastrophic injury both to the construction workers who work there and to innocent bystanders who may just happen to be passing by the site. A construction accident can be a life-altering experience for any accident victim and their family, even if the victim will fully recover from his or her injuries. The serious injuries that can result from a construction accident can leave an accident victim with massive medical bills and cause them to be out of work for an extended period and lose out on their livelihood.
That is why, for more than 50 years, the construction accident lawyers of Proner & Proner have fought to help the people of Jackson Heights recover maximum compensation for their construction accident injuries. We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation when they’ve been the victim of a construction accident in Jackson Heights or elsewhere in NYC.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a construction accident, don’t go it alone trying to get compensation from the construction contractors and insurance companies. When you hire Proner & Proner to represent you in your case, you are in a much better position to get the full and fair compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation to speak to one of our Jackson Heights construction accident attorneys about your case.
Because construction sites are such dangerous places, there are numerous kinds of possible construction accidents. The most common kinds of constructions accidents in Jackson Heights include:
Unfortunately, these four types of accidents account for the majority of construction accidents in Jackson Heights and New York City. These accidents can easily lead to life-threatening injuries such as burns, organ damage and internal bleeding, amputations, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, head injuries, and brain injuries.
Too many construction accidents are caused by the construction company’s or site owner’s negligence, ranging from simple carelessness to outright disregard of safety regulations. If you’ve been injured on a construction site in Jackson Heights, Proner & Proner can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
If you are a construction worker who is injured on the job, our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may also be able to help you file a premises liability claim against the site owner, a product liability claim if you are injured by defective materials, tools, equipment, or machinery, or a personal injury claim if you are injured by a third-party’s negligence — for example, if you are injured by defectively-erected scaffolding put up by another contractor.
Of course, if you are an innocent bystander who was injured in a construction accident, we can help you assert a personal injury claim against the persons and companies that are at fault for the accident.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a construction accident in Jackson Heights, don’t wait another day to begin fighting for the financial compensation you need and deserve for your injuries and damages. Contact Proner & Proner today to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation with our experienced Jackson Heights construction accident attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Jackson Heights is a neighborhood of Queens, in New York City. Originally, the area of present-day Jackson Heights was a marshland called Trains Meadow. However, during the New York City urban sprawl around the turn of the 20th century, the area was purchased by the Queensboro Corporation, which christened the Jackson Heights neighborhood as a planned development for middle and upper-middle class workers moving out of a crowded Manhattan. The neighborhood was named for Queens businessman John C. Jackson; the “Heights” was intended to designate Jackson Heights as an exclusive neighborhood. Direct access between Jackson Heights and Manhattan came with the opening of the Queensboro Bridge in 1909. The neighborhood continued to grow through the 1950s, with families from Latin America and the Indian Subcontinent moving into Jackson Heights beginning in the 1960s. In the 1990s, Jackson Heights residents succeeded in having the neighborhood designated a historical district.
Potentially. If you are a construction worker who was injured on the job, you are typically limited to filing a workers’ compensation claim to recover compensation from your employer. However, if a third party was responsible for your construction accident — for example, you were injured by a defective tool or you fell from scaffolding negligently constructed by another contractor — you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against that third party. If you are an innocent bystander who was injured in a construction accident, you may be entitled to file suit against the party or parties who bear legal responsibility for the accident, such as the general contractor or subcontractor, the construction site owner, or a manufacturer of defective goods or materials.
If you are asserting a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for a construction accident, you have 30 days to report the accident to your employer; if you need to file a claim with the State Workers’ Compensation Board, you have two years from the date of your injury to file your claim. If you are bringing a personal injury claim against a liable party, under New York’s statute of limitations you have three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit, unless there is a legal or equitable basis to pause, or “toll”, the statute of limitations in your case. If you don’t timely file your construction accident claim, your claim can be permanently barred or dismissed.
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