Construction sites are inherently dangerous, but all construction workers have a right to a safe working environment. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident in Nassau County, Queens, or the rest of New York City, you need the aggressive representation Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. provides.
We have extensive experience representing injured construction workers throughout the greater New York area in personal injury claims against negligent third parties. When you consult us, we will work to understand the circumstances of the construction accident that caused your injuries and pursue the legal remedies available to you.
Above all, we will work to help you obtain the maximum compensation you need and deserve.
We handle all construction accident cases on a contingency basis, which means there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact our Garden City office now for a free evaluation of your case.
Why You Need An Experienced New York Construction Accident Lawyer For Your Nassau or Queens Case
If you have been injured in a construction accident, you are allowed to collect workers’ compensation benefits, which include partial wage replacement and medical benefits, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
Workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering, however, and may not provide for all of your future medical needs. Moreover, you cannot file a lawsuit against your employer if you apply for and receive benefits. However, the New York State Labor Law provides legal remedies for injuries caused by third parties–meaning building owners, general contractors, and others.
Under this law, employers, contractors, and those employed by a general contractor have a legal obligation to provide workers with a safe workplace. In particular, they must provide and maintain scaffolding, ladders, ropes, and other safety equipment to protect workers from injuries.
Moreover, owners can be held liable for unsafe work conditions. Finally, contractors can also be held liable for the negligence of subcontractors who fail to provide reasonable and adequate safety to workers.
In short, it may be possible to pursue a third-party claim against site owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers, machinery or equipment manufacturers, and their insurance carriers.
The best way to protect your rights is to have an experienced construction accident attorney. We are highly experienced in handling construction accidents involving:
- Falls from heights
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Falling objects from scaffolding, cranes, and ladders
- Carbon monoxide, radiation, and toxic chemical exposure
- Flammable, combustible materials, fires, and explosions
- Electrocution and burn injuries
- Defective machinery and tools
These accidents cause a wide range of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and shoulder injuries
- Knee and ankle injuries
- Burn injuries
- Hearing and vision loss
- Heart attacks
How Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. Can Help
By collaborating with a network of experts, we will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the cause of the accident and the full extent of your injuries. Although construction site injuries are typically covered by workers’ compensation. If we determine that you have a viable third-party claim, our attorneys will:
- Handle all communications with the responsible party, their insurance company, and opposing counsel
- File a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary
- Negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement
Although no two construction site injury claims are the same, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages, such as:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability/disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Above all, we will fight to win you just compensation. If you have tragically lost a loved one in a construction accident, our wrongful death attorney can help you recover damages for final medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of emotional and financial support.
Contact An Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney Today
At Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C., we have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured construction workers in New York, Long Island, and Westchester. Our attorneys understand your concerns about recovering from your injuries, covering your medical and personal expenses, and wondering if/when you can return to work. We will address your concerns by providing you with compassionate, effective representation and dependable service. Contact us today for a free consultation. ¡Hablamos Español!
Bornstein & Emanuel, P.C. handles New York construction accident cases in Nassau County, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan from their office in Garden City.