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Hempstead Construction Accident Lawyer

You can secure legal help after an accident on a New York construction site and working with our Hempstead construction accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can allow you to seek damages to cover all your losses, including medical expenses, loss of earnings and your pain and suffering. 

A construction accident lawyer in Hempstead can step in after any construction accident and advise you as to your rights and options. We can review your eligibility for workers’ compensation and discuss the possibility of filing a 3rd party personal injury lawsuit. Find out more about these options by calling us today for a free consultation or completing our online contact form.

Why Work with a Hempstead Construction Accident Attorney?

After an on-the-job accident, many construction workers consider just filing a workers’ compensation claim independently and moving on. Some workers even worry about filing the claim especially if they have immigrated to the country or are illegal. Your status in the Country doesn’t have any bearing and shouldn’t prevent you from filing a claim if you were injured on a job site/

Our Hempstead construction accident attorneys are dedicated to stepping in and helping you after these accidents, helping file the appropriate documents, do the correct investigation and bring the appropriate claims to obtain justice and compensation for your. Our Construction accident Attorneys understand the laws, the rules, regulations and legal codes and have the experience navigating the workers’ comp system and construction accident laws in New York including Hempstead, New York. 

They also understand the types of compensation you can receive for your losses, ensuring you do not lose or miss out on damages. Additionally, our team provides a free consultation after an accident, allowing you to get risk-free advice that doesn’t cost you anything. 

Why Choose Us to Handle Your Construction Accident Claim?

Our team recognizes that construction workers face more hazards than other professions in New York, and that a lot of Hempstead construction workers in Hempstead, NY risk life and limb every day on job sites across the city. We respect the work put in by those in the construction field and take pride in stepping in to help those workers when accidents happen in what can be a devastating time in their lives. 

When our office represents you and your family, we use our experience and legal knowledge in supporting and fighting for you. We act ferociously to serve our clients while personally investigating cases and working aggressively on your behalf. We also help outside of court, working on getting you to see the right doctors and get the treatment that you need and are entitled to. We enlist the best experts so that we can put forward the best case on your behalf. We leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of MOOREJUSTICE.. 

Let us help you stand up to against the big corporations and the insurance companies after an on-the-job incident. You don’t have to wait to start working with our Hempstead construction accident attorney’s; we’re ready to offer a free consultation now. Just call us today (917) 809-7014

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What Compensation Can A Hempstead Construction Accident get me?

Many construction workers end up facing high medical expenses after an on-the-job accident and that doesn’t even include or take into account how much that worker is losing out on weekly or how much he/she will lose out on in the future because he/she can’t return to work. Even minor injuries can keep you from working and the inability to work, provide for yourself and your family even just adds more stress and strain to your life and finances. Fortunately, you have options to seek damages/compensation to cover your: 

  • Emergency medical care 

  • Medical exams, treatments and procedures

  • Time in a hospital or another healthcare facility 

  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy 

  • Medications 

  • Cost of surgery

  • Home health aids and assistance

In addition to covering the costs of your medical care, you may receive funds to cover your lost wages and diminished earning potential along with receiving compensation for your pain, suffering and emotional distress. 

If you are married, our Hempstead, NY construction accident lawyers may also fight to obtain funds or compensation to cover a loss of consortium claim on behalf of your spouse. In certain circumstances, a punitive damages claim may be brought on your behalf to punish the individual or entities that caused your injuries. 

Who Covers Your Losses After a Construction Accident?

Firstly, if you sustained an accidental injury while working and your employer carries workers’ comp insurance, you need to file a workers’ comp claim to pay for your medical expenses and cover also your lost wages while you recover. Note that in New York, as of July 1, 2022, the maximum that New York Workers’ comp will pay is $1,125.46 per week. Liability can vary when it comes to construction accidents and it’s important that you provide all of the facts of your accident, all of the witnesses to your accident to our Hempstead construction accident attorneys so we can do a full and complete investigation and identify the parties who are responsible for your accident. The labor laws that govern construction site accidents in New York are specific and it’s important that you speak with the experienced Hempstead construction accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore P.C., today for a free consultation. 

A Hempstead construction accident lawyer may recommend filing a lawsuit against a third party, such as: 

  • Construction site owner 

  • Construction Manager

  • A general contractor or subcontractor

  • Site Safety Company

  • Architect or engineer 

These individuals or companies may be responsible for the accident, may be on notice of job site hazards that they should have corrected or may have even caused the hazard on the construction site that caused your injury, thereby allowing you to file a personal injury lawsuit against them for their negligence. 

In other cases, you may file a product liability lawsuit against an equipment manufacturer who created and sold dangerous tools or equipment that led to your injury. We can assess the facts of your accident when discussing how to move forward with your case and who the culpable parties are. 

Can You Sue Your Employer After a Hempstead Construction Accident?

This is something most people never understand or realize until they are involved in a workplace or construction site accident, you cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against your employer in New York. If you receive workers’ comp benefits from your employer you cannot sue the employer unless they intentionally hurt you or you sustained what the law calls a ‘grave injury’ which includes, death, permanent and total loss of use or amputation of an arm, leg, hand or foot, loss of multiple fingers, loss of multiple toes, paraplegia or quadriplegia, total and permanent blindness, total and permanent deafness, loss of nose, loss of ear, permanent and severe facial disfigurement, loss of an index finger or an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force resulting in permanent total disability. 

Although you can’t sue your employer you can seek compensation through their workers’ comp carrier and file a workers’ comp claim. Workers’ comp claims do not require you to show that your employer caused your accident, they just need confirmation that it was an on the job accident and injury. 

If you believe your employer intentionally caused your accident, or if you believe you or a loved one sustained a ‘grave injury’ you may have additional legal options and you must speak with an experienced Hempstead construction accident attorney and discuss your options in more detail. 

How Long Do You Have to Sue for a Construction Accident Case? 

The time frame to handle construction accident claims in New York vary depending on who is involved. For Workers’ comp purposes, you generally have to report your accident to your employer within 30 days and once the employer has knowledge within the first 30 days, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a workers compensation claim. However, the professionals  and our Hempstead construction accident law firm recommend that you immediately tell your employer about the injury and file all claims and notices as early as practicable. 

Once you report the accident, you also have to monitor the statute of limitations that apply to  your case. For example, you usually have about three years to file a personal injury claim in New York. If the accident occurred on a public works or municipal project like a city school or train station, those cases have shorter deadlines, you have 90 days from the date of the accident to file a notice of claim with the municipality and 1 year and 90 days from the date of the accident to start a lawsuit.

Our Hempstead construction accident attorneys can monitor all deadlines for your claim to ensure you don’t miss your chance to seek damages and get the compensation and justice you deserve.  

What Do the Hempstead Construction Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Darren T Moore Charge?

Our Hempstead construction accident team don’t get paid unless you get paid. We take our cases and claims on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay legal fees until we resolve your case. If we’re successful for you, generally we charge a standard 33.33% legal fee along with whatever expenses we outlay on your behalf.  

You can discuss the legal fee, the expenses that are necessary to handle your legal needs when you contact us for a free consultation. 

Speak to our Hempstead Construction Accident attorneys after a Construction Accident 

Important to know that you can and you should seek legal help after an accident on a construction site. A Hempstead construction accident lawyer can step in to assist you immediately. Our team at the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore stands ready to represent you throughout your claim. 

Find out more by calling us or completing our online contact form. 

Recovered Millions in Verdicts and Settlements

Our founder Darren T. Moore has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients in all types of accidents and he knows what that ultimate result means to his clients. “When a client comes to me I know that it can be at the lowest point of their lives. It’s crucial that my firm provides compassion and dedication to the clients throughout the entire process and is relentless in pursuing justice for each and every client.”

We are 100% committed and dedicated to maximizing your recovery and obtaining the justice and compensation that you deserve.

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