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Settlements for Workers Injured in NYC Construction Falls

Settlements for Workers Injured in NYC Construction FallsConstruction workers are employed in one of the most dangerous occupations in New York, NY. They work at dizzying heights and oftentimes in hazardous conditions. Our NYC construction falls attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers have seen the dangers construction workers face every day.

A fall from any height can result in debilitating injuries and even death in New York City. NYC construction falls may require extensive medical care, result in an inability to work, or both. If you’ve been injured in a construction fall accident, you need our NYC personal injury attorneys. We understand what it takes to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Contact us today at (212) 564 2800 to request your free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll closely examine the facts of your case and talk to you about your right to collect workers’ compensation. We’ll also talk to you about other legal remedies to maximize your financial recovery.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Can Help if You’ve Been Hurt in a NYC Construction Fall Accident

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Can Help if You’ve Been Hurt in a NYC Construction Fall Accident 

Our New York City construction accident lawyers have seen first-hand the devastating effect a fall can have on workers and their families. The stress of medical bills and your pain and suffering can be made worse if you’re unable to go back to work.

Getting the compensation you need to put your life back on track will be challenging. Fortunately, you may have multiple options for recovering damages: possibilities include workers’ comp, a labor law claim, or even a third-party personal injury claim. However, that doesn’t mean the at-fault party will accept liability willingly.

You need an aggressive and tenacious NYC workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the claims process. When the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel advocates for you, we’ll:

  • Gather and analyze all your medical records
  • Thoroughly prepare your workers’ compensation claim to ensure it’s complete, accurate, and filed in time
  • Handle all aspects of settlement negotiations with the insurance company
  • Represent you in an administrative hearing if your claim is wrongfully denied
  • Explore any additional options for compensation above and beyond what workers’ comp can offer

If you were injured in a NYC construction fall accident, the legal process will be an additional hardship. We can take that worry off your plate and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your claim is being handled professionally. Contact our law offices in New York, New York, today to set up your free case review.

How Do Settlements Work in a NYC Construction Fall Case?

In New York, NY, construction work remains the most dangerous occupation. In 2022, 554 construction workers were injured on the job.

When NYC workers are injured in a construction accident, they have more options than most other employees in the state do. Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, so one remedy is to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Under New York’s workers’ compensation laws, workers who are injured in a NYC construction fall accident can receive the following workers’ compensation benefits:

  • Economic damages, including medical expenses and a percentage of the worker’s average weekly wages
  • Disability benefits
  • Survivors’ benefits, if the worker dies as a result of the accident
  • Rehabilitation benefits

However, the New York State legislature recognizes the risks construction workers face every day. As a result, they’ve given employees of this industry additional protections under its labor laws. You may be able to file a claim against your employer or another negligent party, such as a general contractor, for additional compensation.

If a third party was responsible for your accident, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim against them. Regarding labor law and personal injury claims, you can recover both economic and non-economic damages, possibly resulting in much more compensation than what worker’s comp offers.

No matter the types of claim(s) you are eligible for, you will likely need to negotiate to get a settlement reflecting all of the losses you’ve sustained. Negotiating a settlement of your claim takes an experienced law firm like the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel. We understand the impact of your injuries and the long-term effect it will have on you and your family.

What if My NYC Construction Fall Claim Doesn’t Settle?

What if you and the workers’ comp insurance company are unable to come to an agreement, or the insurance company denies your claim? Fortunately, the insurance company doesn’t have the final say. Injured NYC construction workers can ask for a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).

The process starts by filing a “notice of controversy” with the Workers’ Compensation Board. A pre-hearing will be conducted wherein the ALJ may try to resolve the claim and narrow down the issues in dispute.

If the claim is still unresolved, the dispute will proceed to a formal hearing. This is where you and the insurance company can present evidence to the ALJ, who will then make a decision regarding the benefits to which you’re entitled.

If you don’t agree with the ALJ’s decision, you do have the right to appeal. The hearing and appeals process can take a considerable amount of time, and there are a number of requirements with which you must comply.

If you file a labor law or third-party personal injury claim and the at-fault party refuses to settle, you can file a lawsuit and take them to court – potentially all the way to trial. If doing so is in your best interest, our legal team won’t hesitate to do so.

Talk to an Experienced NYC Construction Falls Attorney About Your Accident and Your Right to Compensation

NYC construction jobs are hard enough, but when you become injured from a serious fall, you’ll be facing a new kind of stress. You may worry about mounting medical bills and your loss of income.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel can alleviate the anxiety of getting compensated for your injuries by guiding you through the claims process. We’ll be by your side every step of the way to ensure it’s done properly.

New York construction accident claims involve strict deadlines and filing requirements. Contact us today at (212) 564 2800 so we can get started helping you get the compensation you need to pay for your recovery.

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