Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer

If you’re a construction worker, you already have a lot of things to do in your workday. You don’t need an injury that you need to take care of as a result of a coworker or property owner’s negligence. 

At the Law Offices of Darren T. Moore, our construction accident lawyers in Manhattan, NY, can defend your rights to compensation and pursue the compensation from the negligent parties. We can give you a free case consultation so you can know the status of your case.  

What Are the Most Common Ways Accidents Happen on Construction Sites?

Working on a construction site is a dangerous job which means the injuries that you can suffer are endless. Some of the most common cases our experienced firm has seen are: 

  • Falling from a height
  • Slip and fall
  • Trip and fall
  • Electrocution
  • Crane accidents 
  • Chemical exposure
  • Forklift accidents

There are many more accidents that you can suffer as a construction worker, and if you don’t see the accident you were in above, that doesn’t mean that you aren’t eligible for compensation. 

If you’d like to get verification that you have a valid construction accident case, one of our Manhattan construction accident attorneys can tell you if you have a case. 

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How Much Time Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for Your Construction Accident?

This is always an important question to have the answer to when you've suffered an injury. And the truth is that: it depends. The state of New York's statute of limitations states that you have three yearsfrom the date the accident occurs. 

But if your case is complicated, involves a municipal entity like the City of New York or has a special condition, you could have less time to file a claim. 

The best way to know how long you have to file a personal injury claim for your construction accident injury is to talk to a construction accident attorney in Manhattan. We can tell you the exact amount of time you have to file based on your specific case details. 

You should meet with a lawyer from our firm as soon as you can after an accident to ensure that you have enough time to file. If you miss the deadline, your chances of getting the compensation you deserve are zero because the negligent party can only be held liable for so long. 

Can You Still File a Lawsuit if You Are Undocumented?

Yes, you can, and you shouldn't let your status as an undocumented immigrant from holding the person who hurt you responsible. We know that it can be nerve-wracking to hold someone accountable when you're not a legal citizen because you may fear that someone may find out and take legal action.

But you have the same rights as everyone else according to the 14th Amendment, which states: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." 

This includes filing a claim, so you should not hesitate to file. This right has been upheld many times, and there are several successful cases. As lawyers who understand the struggles of undocumented immigrants, we can do whatever it takes to make you comfortable throughout the process. For more information on this issue, see See 

What Damages Can You Collect if You Get Hurt on the Construction Site?

It's difficult to pay the costly bills that flow in or even your monthly bills after you get hurt on a construction site. But a Manhattan construction accident lawyer from our firm can help you recover damages such as: 

  • Pain and suffering 

  • Loss of wages

  • Current and future medical bills

  • Mental anguish

  • Loss of quality of life

  • Property damage

  • Loss of future earnings

Depending on the details of your case, you may be eligible to recover additional damages. Our lawyers can examine your case and tell you what damages you qualify for. We can also answer any construction accident questions you have that aren't already covered on our FAQ page.

What About Worker's Compensation?

If you were injured at work as a result of your supervisor's negligence or a co-workers negligence, you automatically qualify for worker's compensation. However, it's important that you know if you receive worker's compensation from your employer, you are not allowed to file a lawsuit against your employer. 

Worker's compensation can help you cover some of the same costs as regular compensation can, if not more. Some of the benefits of worker's compensation are: 

  • Full medical coverage of bills
  • Reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs related to your medical treatment and transport to and from said treatment
  • Compensation for loss of wages
  • Disability benefits

When you meet with our passionate team, we can discuss the best options for you. We'll take a look at your employer's insurance policy if they have one and start the legal process if they don't.

Contact The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore to Learn More About Your Compensation Options

If you sustained an injury on the construction site while you were working, you might be eligible to recover compensation. Our team of Manhattan, NY, construction accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Darren T. Moore can help you determine if you have a case. When you choose us, we get results.

Call us or fill out the contact form to get a free consultation from our team today.

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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