Queens Construction Accident Lawyer

After suffering a construction industry injury, you may wonder how much money you can recover for your injury. Workers’ compensation typically covers all medical expenses for such accidents but you may also be entitled to bring a 3rd party action for things like your pain and suffering, loss of future earning benefits and the need for future medical care. If your workers compensation claim is pending, delayed or insufficient, you have the right to seek legal options and opinions. 

You can get assistance with any part of your workplace construction accident case from the Law Firm of Darren T. Moore. As a construction accident law firm in Queens, New York, our mission is to help eligible clients recover for medical bills, diminished wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other construction accident-related expenses.

Learn how we can assist you in recovering financial damages from your construction disaster. Our initial case review session is free whenever you are ready.

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What Compensation Can You Get for a Construction Injury?

If you are injured on a construction site in New York, you may be able to recover a variety of types of damages. Here are some examples of the type of monetary compensation that you may be entitled to along with being able to recover for:

  • Hospital expenses

  • Stays in the emergency room

  • Transportation for ambulances

  • X-rays, lab tests, CT scans, and other diagnostic imaging scans

  • Surgery

  • Services for physical rehabilitation

  • Therapy

  • Medications

  • Current and prospective medical bills

  • Wages lost

  • Loss of employment

  • Diminished support 

  • Reduced earning potential

  • Mileage expenses

  • Mental trauma

  • Suffering and physical pain

Who Is Responsible for a Construction Accident?

The circumstances of your incident are used to assess liability. You can get through this difficult legal process by working with an experienced Queens construction accident attorney. The compensation you require to recover from your injury will be obtained on your behalf by your personal injury attorney.

By law, every employee who works on a construction site is required to have received safety training and all sites require that new york city construction workers are OSHA certified. As of September 1, 2020, New York City construction workers need to have 40 hours of safety training completed before starting work and those construction workers can meet this requirement by taking an OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 hour class, or a combination of safety trainings for specific construction roles.  Along with working in certain areas, using certain safety devices and replacing damaged equipment, proper instruction must be given on how to use do it all.

The responsible party in your lawsuit will be determined by your construction site accident lawyer. There is always a possibility that multiple parties are liable for your injury and in many cases that is how it transpires. 

What Can You Sue for After Being Injured on a Construction Site?

Generally, if you receive workers compensation, you cannot sue your employer in New York for work-related injuries even though the accident may be caused by your employer providing faulty equipment or by a co-worker. Your case may fall into one of the following categories:

Personal Injury

If injured on a construction site, irrespective of whether its your employers fault or a 3rd party, the owner, general contractor and agents of the owner may be responsible for your injuries.

Product Liability 

If you were hurt by a faulty or defective product, you may be able to seek compensation from the product's maker or supplier.

Wrongful Death 

If a loved one passed away as a direct result of their injuries from a construction accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Your construction accident lawyer's legal advice may lead to the filing of a negligence case.

Time Limits for Filing a Construction Accident Claim

The time limit for filing your claim after a construction accident all depends on a number of factors.

  • For workers' compensation you must tell your employer of a construction site accident within 30 days. Then you'll have two years from the date of your accident to file your benefits claim.

  • For a personal injury lawsuit, the statute of limitations for bodily injury claims in New York is three years from the date of accident. If the accident involves a municipality like for example the New York School Construction Authority, a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days of the accident and a lawsuit filed within 1 year and 90 days of the accident. 

If you wait too long to assert your legal rights, you will lose your right to get the justice and the money you deserve. Retaining the assistance of a Queens, NY, construction accident lawyer will alleviate the worry of missing any legal deadlines for your case. 

Settlements Awarded for Construction Workplace Injury in New York

The best personal injury firm in New York is a firm that values its clients' well-being and delivers results above what is expected. For those wondering how the Law Offices of Darren T. MOore shapes up when it comes to settlement amounts in  a New York construction accident case, the below is just an example of what the firm has obtained:

  • $6,500,000.00: Construction worker who fell from a ladder suffering multiple injuries

  • $1,500,000.00: Construction Laborer who was struck by an object on a construction site

  • $1,800,000.00: Undocumented Construction Worker Injured who fell from a ladder and suffered a leg injury

  • $600,000.00: Construction worker who stepped on a nail and suffered a foot injury

  • $400,000.00: Construction worker who tripped and fell and tore his hamstring, no surgery was needed.

The value of your claim will align with the details of your case. There is no preset settlement amount for personal injury cases based on injuries, but your injury type, recovery time, and other losses will impact the size of your settlement package. 

Looking For a Workplace Injury Attorney in New York?

Contact the law firm of Darren T. Moore, a top-rated Queens, NY, construction accident lawyer who can help you recover financially following a workplace construction accident. Don't let your employer scare you into giving up your legal rights. A free consultation is available to discuss your case and legal options. 

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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