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If you take a walk through Fresh Meadows or New York in general, you will find a construction site at almost every corner. These sites pose a potential threat to workers, passers-by, and innocent bystanders. According to statistics, construction sites are one of the most dangerous workplaces in the New York City area and throughout the United States. In 2013, there were close to 800 fatal construction accidents and over 200,000 injuries. By these statistics, it is highly possible that you or someone you know has been involved in a construction accident.
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No amount of money can make up for the suffering a construction accident causes, but having a skilled injury attorney to guide you through the legal process will make it easier. The firm of Proner & Proner has fought for the compensation of construction accident victims for over sixty years. We will pursue every avenue to get you compensated for the medical expenses you incurred, any wages lost, reduced earning potential, and for pain and suffering.
Nowadays, construction companies put a lot of effort into the safety of their workers. However, these measures may prove to be insufficient and accidents still happen. When this is the case, you need a legal advocate like Proner & Proner to guide you through the process.
Because of the extreme conditions that exist on construction sites, injuries that can be sustained are often more severe than the average workplace. Some of the most common types of construction accidents that the Fresh Meadows construction accident attorneys at Proner & Proner have experience dealing with include:
At Proner & Proner, our attorneys will guide you through the legal process to secure compensation for injuries no matter the circumstances. It doesn’t matter if you were a worker at the site, walking near the site, or an innocent bystander. When you book a free case evaluation with us, we discuss what options are available to you based on how the accident occurred, what benefits you are entitled to, and how the compensation system in New York works. We will also determine what costs you have incurred from the accident, what further costs are to be expected, and, if there is long term disability, how it is likely to affect your earning capacity.
If you were employed on-site, you may qualify for worker’s compensation. Under New York workers’ compensation laws, construction accident victims are entitled to:
In addition to worker’s compensation, you may also be entitled to bring a claim against a third party. If your accident was a result of that third party’s negligence, such as through defective machinery – like a crane built with faulty parts, equipment, or materials – we will pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation not available under worker’s compensation. These third-party claims could be against an equipment manufacturer, contractor, or subcontractor.
If you were an innocent bystander or passerby and you got injured at a construction site, you may also make a claim for compensation. We may institute a legal claim for personal injury against the construction site or the owner of the property.
By booking a free consultation at Proner & Proner, our attorneys will look into your case and determine the best course of action. We use all the resources at our disposal to get a settlement from those we deem responsible for your accident and injuries.
Fresh Meadows is a neighborhood in the Northeast of Queens, New York. It used to be part of the town of Flushing, which had large areas of salt meadows like the original ‘Flushing Meadows’. It was known as Fresh Meadows because the wetlands in the hilly ground southeast of Flushing were fed by freshwater springs. It is home to St. James University and, up until 2003, was home to The Klein Farm, one of the four remaining farms in New York City, which was sold to real estate developers. The last three farms are all in Queens. Fresh Meadows has an estimated population of 16,100 and is famous for its two-family attached and detached homes, co-ops, and large high-rise apartments.
Have you or someone you know been injured in a construction accident in Fresh Meadows? If your injury affects the quality of your life, you should seek compensation while you can. Reach out to us to set up a free consultation to see how the experienced attorneys at Proner & Proner can help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
You do not need to be a worker at the site to pursue a personal injury claim. An innocent bystander who was injured at a construction site is entitled to pursue compensation from the responsible party for their accident and injuries.
For worker’s compensation, the attorney’s fee is decided by the judge. For other forms of compensation, like a third party or personal injury claim, the attorney works on ‘contingency’. This means that the attorney will get a percentage of any damages awarded to the client. The percentage is agreed on upfront and the attorney only gets paid if the client wins.
There is a time limit after which you will not be allowed to file a claim against a negligent construction entity. They range from 1 year for claims against the city to 4 years for private entities. To find out whether your matter is time barred, simply reach out to us and we will be happy to advise.
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