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Are you struggling with injuries after you were hurt in a New York City construction accident? You may have several options for recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
An experienced New York City construction accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can work to get the full amount you deserve.
If you were hurt and want to learn more about your legal rights, give our law offices in New York, New York a call today. Your initial consultation is always 100% free.
Construction accidents can devastate the victim. Serious injuries require serious treatment–and that can cost a lot of money. You might never be able to work in the same capacity again.
Many work accident victims think workers’ compensation is their only option. That’s not always the case. A New York City personal injury lawyer can investigate your case to see whether you’re entitled to additional compensation.
When you choose the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, you’ll have a lawyer who will:
Our legal team has represented injured workers across New York, New York for more than two decades. We’re here to put that experience to work for you.
To learn more, call to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury attorney today.
Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the city. Dozens of New York construction workers are killed each year. Thousands more are injured.
In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that over 20% of all workplace fatalities happened on construction sites.
Construction accident victims have two options for recovering compensation.
Some injured workers may be entitled to recover damages in a lawsuit and collect workers’ compensation benefits.
The value of your workers’ compensation benefits is limited by New York state law. You can recover compensation for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses.
However, the value of your lost income depends upon a formula based on:
For example, a worker who is 100% disabled would be entitled to about ⅔ of their average weekly wages prior to the accident. A worker who is only 50% disabled and able to work in some capacity would receive about half that amount.
If someone other than your employer caused the accident, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. This is called a third-party claim.
The value of your third-party claim depends upon many things, including:
Insurance companies will try to tell you what your case is worth from the beginning. You don’t have to let them determine the value of your case. Call our team today to learn more about how we can help.
Workers’ compensation in New York provides construction accident victims with compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and disability.
If you’re entitled to sue a third party, you can recover compensation for these economic damages. You can also recover compensation for non-economic damages.
This includes things like:
Personal injury victims can also recover some economic damages that workers’ compensation doesn’t cover.
Workers’ compensation benefits are extremely valuable for injured workers. They are, however, very limited. You could even face challenges in getting the quality medical treatment you deserve.
If you think that someone other than your employer was responsible for the work accident, give our law offices a call today. We’d be happy to sit down with you to discuss your legal options.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. You can claim benefits even if you’re being blamed for the accident. In fact, you’re entitled to benefits in most cases even if you caused the accident (although there are exceptions).
If you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit, you can recover compensation as long as at least one other third party shares in the blame. New York is a pure comparative negligence state. That means every party is responsible for their share of the damages after an accident. If you share some of the blame, your damages will be reduced to reflect that.
It’s smart to work with an attorney so that you have the best chance to deflect claims of fault and maximize your recovery.
Construction accident injuries can be extremely serious.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we represent construction site accident victims who have sustained:
If you were hurt after an accident, you don’t have to handle the legal process alone. Reach out to our legal team today to learn more about how we can help with your injury case.
New York Labor Law Section 200 requires general contractors to take steps to keep workers safe on the job. Unfortunately, many construction site owners put a lot of pressure on workers to get the job done more quickly–and for less money. That tends to encourage safety violations on the job site.
Some common causes of construction accidents in NYC include:
These issues can lead to a variety of serious construction accidents.
Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC handle all types of construction accident cases in New York, including:
If you or a loved one were injured on a New York City worksite, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal advice today.
To file a third-party claim for compensation, you have to prove that a third party was negligent and caused your accident.
Potentially responsible third parties in the construction industry include:
Each of these parties is held to a certain standard of care. Negligence, or carelessness, is a violation of that standard of care. If we can prove that this breach caused your injuries, you’re entitled to compensation for your damages.
You might wonder how we’ll get the proof we need.
Our construction accident attorneys will:
Every construction accident case is different. When you hire our NYC construction accident lawyers, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to find out what happened in your case.
To claim workers’ compensation benefits, you should notify your employer about the accident as soon as possible. You technically have 30 days to notify your supervisor. You’ll also have to formally file a workers’ compensation claim within two years of the accident.
The deadline in personal injury cases is three years from the date of the accident. That means if you don’t file a personal injury lawsuit within three years, you’ll lose your right to compensation.
Were you or a loved one hurt on an NYC construction site? Call an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free consultation today.
Our law firm is dedicated to getting the highest verdicts and settlements for injured construction workers across NYC and Long Island.