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Respected Injury Lawyers Help Queens Construction Accident Victims Get Maximum Compensation for Their Injuries

Construction accidents can leave workers and even bystanders completely disabled—whether temporarily or permanently.  At Proner & Proner, our top-rated construction accident lawyers understand how damaging a disability can be for victims and their families, even if the injury is anticipated to be temporary. We go the extra mile to identify all potential sources of compensation—and we fight tirelessly to get the most compensation possible for our clients.

For over 50 years, our injury lawyers at Proner & Proner have dedicated our careers to helping accident victims across Queens and NYC.  We have a proven track record of getting our clients the compensation they deserve and are ready to go to work in your case.

Injured In A Queens Construction Accident And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.

If you were hurt in a Queens construction accident, don’t try to go it alone.  Accident victims who are represented by reputable lawyers win an average of three times more compensation than injured parties without lawyers.  Call or contact our experienced injury lawyers to discuss options for getting fair compensation for your construction accident injuries. We review your case for free, so you have nothing to lose.

Establishing Financial Liability After a Queens Construction Accident

Many Queens construction accidents are caused by outright negligence.  Safety violations and simple carelessness can be devastating in the construction industry.  However, if you were injured while working on a construction site, your employer’s liability is limited by New York workers’ compensation laws. 

Establishing that someone else is liable can be complicated.  Our lawyers will meticulously investigate your case, and if we can show that a third-party’s negligence caused your construction accident, multiple parties can be financially responsible, including:

  • Equipment manufacturers,
  • Designers of a defective tool or piece of equipment,
  • Engineers,
  • The construction property site owner,
  • Contractors and subcontractors.

Laws governing construction sites in Queens are extensive and specific.  New York Labor Law Section 240 and Section 241 provide protections for construction workers using scaffolding or working from heights, as well as other construction activities.  Section 200 provides the basic obligation to use reasonable care in keeping the construction site safe. Unfortunately, many property owners and contractors cut corners in order to turn a larger profit or get the work done faster—putting construction workers at risk.

Because of the dangerous nature of the construction business, many construction accidents result in serious injuries, such as:

Even if the injury is not permanent, recovery is often both painful and time consuming.  Many construction accident victims are in no place to effectively negotiate with insurance companies and complete required paperwork during a painful recovery.  At Proner & Proner, our Queens construction accident lawyers will make sure your case is handled with skill to get the best possible financial result.

Common Types of Construction Accidents in Queens

Most construction accidents in Queens can be grouped into four major categories.  Unfortunately, this group of four accident types cause over 80% of construction accident fatalities in NYC.  Even if you survive, any of the following types of accident can result in serious, if not catastrophic, injuries:

  • Falls, whether from scaffolding, roofs, ladders or even through a temporary or inadequate floor,
  • Electrocution, caused by exposed power lines, faulty wiring and other sources of energy at the construction site,
  • Caught in-between accidents, which can result in crush injuries, especially where heavy machinery such as cranes or forklifts are involved,
  • Accidents where you are struck by an object, whether a falling object or something dislodged during a construction site blast.

When inspected, the majority of NYC-area construction sites were found to have violated federal OSHA safety regulations.  That means that many construction accidents are likely entirely preventable. Contact our nationally recognized construction accident lawyers to learn more about holding the party responsible for your accident accountable.

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When trying to get compensation for a construction accident injury, it is important to remember that the insurance company is motivated to avoid paying you anything.  Although it is your employer’s responsibility to maintain workers’ compensation insurance, getting your rightful benefits can be frustrating. 

Getting the advice of our Queens construction accident lawyers does not cost you anything.  Your first case review is always free, so call us today to discuss options in your case. You can also fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you.

About the Queens, NY Area

Queens is one of the five boroughs of NYC, located to the east of Manhattan.  Home to both JFK and LaGuardia, both of which have undergone extensive construction in recent years, Queens is visited by over 100 million travelers each year.  The most recent multi-billion dollar construction project at LaGuardia airport aims to bring Queens’ airports in line with other major international transportation hubs around the Globe.  As such, thousands of area construction workers were recruited to work on the project, which is scheduled for an estimated completion in 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions About Queens Construction Accident Claims

FAQ: What type of compensation can I get if I file a lawsuit for my construction accident injuries?

In addition to workers’ compensation benefits (which cover partial lost wages and your medical bills), you may be entitled to receive:

-Your full lost wages, including future lost earning potential,
-Lost employment benefits, such as retirement benefits or profit sharing benefits if you are unable to return to work,
-Compensation for pain and suffering,
-Compensation for any PTSD or emotional distress caused by the accident,
-Loss of enjoyment of life,
-Compensation for any other out-of-pocket expenses you incurred because of your injuries.

FAQ: Do I have to show that someone was negligent in order to receive compensation for construction accident injuries?

In order to hold someone accountable in a personal injury lawsuit, you may have to prove negligence. However, some types of construction accident cases are based on what is called “strict liability”. For example, in certain cases involving defective equipment, we may only have to show that the equipment was unreasonably dangerous for its intended use based on some flaw with the machinery itself.

FAQ: What other resources does your firm have for Queens construction accidents?

View our other pages for more detailed information:

1. Construction Accident Lawyers In Queens, NY

2. Experienced Construction Accidents Lawyers in Queens, NY

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