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Construction sites are inherently dangerous places that are prone to accidents. The use of heavy machinery, electric tools like drilling machines, toxic substances like chemicals, and temporary flooring are a few examples of the many hazardous things present on a construction site. Given this scenario, construction workers and people who visit construction sites, such as engineers, face a high risk of getting hurt in a construction accident. From minor injuries to permanent disabilities, accidents caused at construction sites can have a significant impact on a person’s life.
At Proner & Proner, our Howard Beach construction accident attorneys have more than 60 years of experience helping the victims of construction accidents to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. If you or your loved one has been a victim of a construction accident in Howard Beach or elsewhere in Queens or in New York City, contact our firm today for a free consultation to find out what rights and benefits you are entitled to. Whether you are a construction worker, a passerby, an innocent bystander, or a site-visitor, our knowledgeable attorneys will guide you in the right direction to help you receive the maximum compensation possible.
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Our attorneys are experienced in handling all types of construction accident claims. If you were injured on a construction site as a construction worker, our lawyers will help you in filing a workers’ compensation claim to recover payments for your medical bills and disability entitlements. If you were just an innocent bystander or a passerby, our attorneys will fight your personal injury claim against those who are legally responsible for causing you the injury through their negligence. Our attorneys are expert negotiators who will leave no stone unturned to make sure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve. If required, our attorneys will also help you in fighting your case in court.
At Proner & Proner, our Howard Beach construction accident attorneys can help you in recovering compensation for all types of construction accidents, such as:
Our Howard Beach construction accident lawyers can help you in recovering different types of damages depending upon the circumstances. If you are a construction worker, our firm will help you in securing the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under New York law, including:
If you are an innocent bystander or a passerby, our lawyers will help you in pursuing a personal injury claim for product liability or premises liability depending on the circumstances of the construction accident. Our team will ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible not only for your medical bills, hospital bills, and lost income but also for all the pain and suffering you went through. We will make sure you are compensated for all past, present, and future damages.
Howard Beach is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City, New York. It is located at the edge of Jamaica Bay and has unique geography consisting of canals, waterways, marshes, creeks, and seashore. It is connected to the JFK International Airport through the famous AirTrain station. The busy Cross Bay Boulevard divides it into two sections, Old Howard Beach and New Howard Beach. Housing options in the area vary from low-rise single-family houses to high-rise buildings.
If you or a loved one has suffered a construction accident injury in Howard Beach, then contact our attorneys right away for a cost-free, no-obligation initial case review. We will investigate your claim and the circumstances surrounding your injury and help you to understand your legal rights and options. We will fight on your behalf and make sure that you get the full and fair compensation you deserve in an efficient and quick manner.
Generally, the victim of a construction accident has two years to file for a workers’ compensation claim and three years’ to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. After the victim suffers a personal injury, this time period may go by quickly, especially when dealing with insurance companies, doctor and hospital appointments, medical bills, treatments, and recovery. It is in the best interest of the victim to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Involving an attorney right from the beginning ensures that you make the correct statements to the insurance companies and that all the important evidence related to your injury is preserved. If you have been a victim of a construction accident, our attorneys will help you in pursuing your case to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Yes, you can also have a product liability or negligence claim against a third party in a construction accident case. If the injury was caused by defective construction equipment such as a faulty ladder, unsafe wires, or flawed scaffold, then the manufacturer of this equipment can be held liable for your injuries. If the product is toxic in nature, contains certain harmful chemicals, or emits toxic gases, and the manufacturer fails to provide a warning to wear protective clothing such as gloves or masks, even then the manufacturer becomes liable. There can also be a premises liability claim if the accident was caused by unsafe conditions on the property. If you have a third party negligence or product liability claim, our attorneys can help you in pursuing settlement negotiations to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation.
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