Construction Accident Lawyer Queens

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Every year, thousands of New York construction accidents result in injuries or death. Although construction companies are obligated under labor laws to inspect each site with safety engineers and implement mandatory safety measures, construction workers still face a greater risk of work-related injury or death than employees in any other industry. This is why we provide you with the best construction accident lawyer Queens has to offer.

Furthermore, New York labor laws demand that owners and construction contractors enforce safety rules and regulations at work sites. Thus, if someone in Queens gets injured at a work site, then he has a good likelihood of obtaining compensation. If you have been injured in a construction accident, call our New York Queens construction accident lawyer now.

Have You Been Injured in a Queens New York Construction Accident?

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Queens or NYC and believe someone can be held liable for your personal injury, a Queens County construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon can help prove your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. We work with construction workers from various trades, including engineers, carpenters, bricklayers, steamfitters, plumbers and heavy equipment operators. Our law firm in Queens has the designated construction accident lawyer for your case. We also have years of experience representing injured construction workers and their families in various types of cases including:

  • scaffold accidents
  • ladder accidents
  • construction site slip and fall injuries
  • run-over by operating equipment
  • electrical accidents
  • collapses, fires and explosions
  • welding accidents
  • unsafe/dangerous equipment accidents
  • logging accidents
  • brazing accidents
  • cutting accidents
  • elevator accidents
  • structure failure
  • building collapse
  • supervisor negligence
  • punch press malfunctions
  • forklift accidents
  • dumpster accidents
  • nail gun accidents
  • compressor accidents
  • gas explosions
 

New York Labor Laws, Who is Liable?

A worker involved in a construction accident will usually have a claim against the contractor and/or owner of the construction site pursuant to Sections 200, 240 and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law. Section 200 of the New York State Labor Law enforces a common law obligation to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a construction site. New York Labor Law Section 240 contains special provisions for employees harmed by or on scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar devices. This unique section of the New York Labor Law, sometimes called the “Scaffold Law,” allows injured employees to sue a property owner or contractor who violates this section.
 

Labor Law Section 240 also protects workers from “falling objects” at a work site where an object falls and injures a worker due to a violation of the safety provisions of that section of law. Furthermore, Section 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law imposes an obligation upon the contractor and/or owner to abide by all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code. Architects, subcontractors and manufacturers of equipment may also be held responsible for inadequate safety precautions and injuries caused by these lapses.
Contact Queens, New York Construction Accidents Lawyer Michael Dreishpoon Now!
No matter the circumstances of your injuries, if they are caused by a negligently maintained construction site, Queens County construction accident lawyer Michael Dreishpoon will help you negotiate and litigate for full and fair compensation. Our consultation is free, and you don’t pay a legal fee unless we win. Get the right construction accident attorney today.

 

How Can A Construction Accident Attorney Help?

An experienced construction accident attorney will assist you in understanding how to file a civil suit and under what legal theories to pursue the case, as well as assisting you with a workers’ compensation claim, if appropriate. A qualified construction accident lawyer can assist you in recovering damages as a consequence of your workplace accident while also reducing the amount of paperwork and stress connected with your potential insurance and legal claims. Hiring a lawyer can mean the difference between a justly resolved case and losing money to care for your accident-related injuries.

Can You Sue Your Employer for a New York Construction Accident?

A specific clause in New York workers’ compensation legislation allows employers to be sued after a workplace accident. A worker who has suffered a “grave injury” may launch a third-party lawsuit against a contractor, construction site owner, or other person whose carelessness led to the damage.

What is the New York Scaffolding Law?

The Scaffold Legislation is a New York State law that makes employers and property owners completely responsible when an employee is harmed as a result of a gravity-related fall while working at high heights without adequate safety equipment. The law was created in the nineteenth century and is included in New York State Labor Law 240/241.

Are Accident Attorneys worth it?

A construction accident attorney is a valuable advocate who can help you and your family protect all of your legal rights.

Even injuries that do not appear to be serious at first can have serious consequences for the injured worker and his or her family. When a construction worker is injured, he or she faces financial difficulties as a result of medical bills and lost wages while recovering.

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