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Working in construction, you put your life at risk every day to keep the economic powerhouse that is Manhattan growing. Despite the extensive safety regulations enacted to protect construction workers, thousands of workers are seriously hurt or killed working in the construction industry every year. Unfortunately, many on the job injuries caused by construction accidents can be devastating.
Proner & Proner is a well-established Manhattan law firm devoted to fighting to protect the rights of accident victims across NYC. When you’re hurt on the job in the construction industry, you need a lawyer who is experienced, respected and relentless. With over $400 million in compensation recovered for accident victims to date, we have the experience needed to get you the maximum available compensation for your construction accident injuries.
In Manhattan, the constant drive to build more desirable buildings at a fast pace has only increased the number of construction accidents we see every year. In most cases, construction accident victims are not sure what to do apart from applying from workers’ compensation. But what happens when workers’ compensation isn’t enough? Or if your claim is denied? Our injury lawyers are here to help.
The emotional and physical burden of a serious construction accident injury can be overwhelming. Our top-ranked Manhattan construction accident lawyers will fight to get the most compensation possible, whether through workers’ compensation or the legal process. Contact us today for a free case review.
While construction is a dangerous industry regardless of where you live, conditions in Manhattan tend to result in a greater number of construction accidents. Our buildings are tall, space is limited, and our work schedules are hectic as site managers aim to complete projects as quickly as possible. Common causes of Manhattan construction accidents include:
Regardless of the root cause of the construction accident, you have the right to be fairly compensated when you are hurt on the job. Types of construction accidents that tend to cause serious injury in Manhattan include:
Construction accident victims who are classified as employees automatically qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in Manhattan in nearly every case. This is true regardless of who caused the accident, unless you intentionally caused it. If you qualify for NYC workers’ compensation benefits after a construction accident, you are entitled to receive:
However, injuries from a construction accident can be serious if not life-altering. Many construction accident victims suffer from:
If a non-employer’s negligence contributed to the cause of your construction accident, you may have the right to recover compensation above and beyond workers’ compensation benefits. This is true even though you generally cannot sue your employer. Even if you forgo workers’ compensation benefits, your employer is almost always immune from lawsuits. That compensation may account for:
At Proner & Proner, our accident lawyers work with you every step of the way to make sure you are fully informed about every option for recovering compensation in your case.
At Proner & Proner, our Manhattan construction accident lawyers have a long history of fighting for accident victims’ rights across the city. For more than 50 years, we have put our skills to work for injured clients in situations like yours. We know what information is relevant to your case and we know how to win compensation for you.
Our lawyers are available to review your case for free. To schedule your free case review, call our office or fill out this online form today.
As the city never sleeps, Manhattan’s construction industry is in a near-constant state of motion. Workers work around the clock sometimes to finish construction projects quickly and move on to the next site—many of which are understaffed. This is unsurprising since Manhattan is the most densely populated borough in one of the most highly populated cities in the world.
In 2018, median residential sale prices in Manhattan were approximately $1,600 per square foot. Midtown Manhattan retail rents reach as high as $3,000 per square foot—prices that fuel one of the busiest construction industries in the U.S.
Usually, if your injuries were severe, OSHA will investigate the accident. If you were working on a building site, the New York City Department of Buildings may investigate. However, it is important to understand that these investigators are not necessarily looking for ways to protect your interests. Our lawyers can also conduct an investigation to determine whether you may have the right to file a lawsuit or whether your claim was improperly denied—and our primary goal is to look out for your best interests.
Any negligent party who is not your employer or a co-worker can be held responsible via the personal injury process if their negligence caused the accident. That includes:
-Manufacturers of defective equipment,
-Subcontractors or contractors used by your employer,
If you were injured as a bystander, you also have the right to bring a lawsuit against the party who caused the accident.
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