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Queens Construction Accident LawyerHave you recently been injured in a construction accident in Queens, New York? Now is the time to call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers. You have rights as a construction worker, which can include the opportunity to seek monetary benefits or damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Our experienced Queens construction accident lawyer is ready to help you fight for maximum financial recovery.

Level the playing field against powerful insurance providers, construction companies, property owners, and government agencies after a construction accident in Queens by choosing the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to represent you. We’re led by award-winning NYC trial attorney Jay Knispel, who has over 25 years of experience handling complex legal disputes and winning life-changing results for clients like you.

Get started by calling our law offices serving Queens at (212) 564 2800, NY, today. There’s absolutely no fee for your initial case evaluation.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Victims of Construction Accidents in Queens, NY

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Victims of Construction Accidents in Queens, NYYou may have the right to pursue compensation after an accident on a Queens construction site, but it won’t be easy. Everyone – from your employer to their insurance company and other liable parties – will work hard to stand between you and the money you need to move forward with your life.

Hiring an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer to handle your construction accident case is the best way to force more meaningful results.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, we’re recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Top Verdicts for a reason – we care deeply about the people we represent and work hard to change their lives.

Through tireless advocacy, we’ve successfully recovered multi-million dollar awards from insurance companies, corporations, and other tough adversaries.

When you ask for our help after a construction accident in Queens, we will:

  • Handle all aspects of your legal claim, clearing the way for you to focus on your physical recovery and emotional well-being
  • Enlist experts in construction trades, forensics, medicine, psychology, and other specialties to weigh in as we build your case
  • Conduct a timely investigation into your construction accident to understand how it happened, who’s at fault, and how you’ll be able to recover compensation.
  • Gather important pieces of evidence throughout the discovery process, including medical records, accident reports, equipment maintenance and inspection records, eyewitness statements, employee training policies and procedures, proof of safety violations, and more
  • File your legal claim(s) with the insurance provider and/or local court
  • Force the defense to agree to a settlement that covers all of your damages or take their chances against our top-rated trial attorney in court

Construction accidents can be costly, stressful, and overwhelming. Hiring a construction accident attorney in Queens to help you get the compensation you deserve shouldn’t be. That’s why the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers represents injured construction workers in NYC on a contingency fee basis.

If we don’t win compensation for your construction accident case, you pay nothing.

Call our law offices to speak with a member of our legal team today. Your first consultation with our experienced New York City personal injury lawyer is free.

Queens Construction Accident Statistics

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. And, in a city like New York, it seems like something is always under construction. New York City – and Queens, in particular, has no shortage of construction sites. Unfortunately, accidents on these job sites are a relatively common occurrence.

According to the Department of Buildings, there were a total of 540 construction accidents across New York City in 2022. A total of 79 of these accidents were reported in the borough of Queens, accounting for nearly 15 percent of the city’s construction accidents.

In 2023, at least 79 construction workers were injured in accidents on Queens job sites, while at least two were killed. That year, Queens was responsible for 18 percent of the city’s construction accident fatalities.

What Causes Most Construction Accidents in Queens?

New York City’s construction industry is heavily regulated by state and federal law. Despite this, accidents still happen on job sites just about every day. Most often, it’s because powerful construction companies, employers, and property owners prioritize profits over safety.

Some of the most commonly cited causes of Queens construction accidents include:

  • Unsafe work environments
  • Providing workers with unsafe or defective equipment
  • Failing to perform routine maintenance on and inspections of work equipment
  • Failing to provide workers with appropriate protective equipment and safety gear
  • Failing to install fall-prevention devices for workers on elevated platforms, like scaffolding and ladders
  • Overexertion
  • Working in extremely hot or cold temperatures
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals

It’s imperative to know why and how your construction accident happened. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll make it a priority to investigate your accident, gather key pieces of evidence, and understand what led to your devastating injuries. Once we know the cause, we can ensure that we help you seek all of the compensation to which you’re entitled under New York State law.

Advocating for Clients in All Types of Queens Construction Accident Cases

Our construction accident lawyers in Queens represent workers and families in cases involving:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Drilling accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falling object accidents
  • Crushed by accidents
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Trenching accidents
  • Excavation accidents
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Fatal construction accidents

Whether you’re a plumber, a carpenter, a pipe fitter, or another type of construction worker in Queens, the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers has the experience you need to make the most of your legal claim for damages. Call us to set a time for a free consultation now.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Construction workers regularly suffer serious, debilitating injuries on the job, many of which result in time away from work.

Some of the most commonly reported injuries include:

Report a construction accident (and resulting injuries) to your supervisor immediately, then seek prompt medical treatment at the closest emergency room to your Queens job site.

How Do I Recover Compensation After a Construction Accident in Queens, NY?

You’ll have two main options for recovering compensation for your construction accident injuries – workers’ compensation and/or a civil construction accident lawsuit.

Workers’ compensation can be an important lifeline when you’ve gotten hurt in a Queens construction site, providing you with benefits for:

  • Medical bills
  • Temporary disability
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Death benefits

However, benefits are limited and only available for a short period of time.

If you have the right to sue your employer for a violation of New York labor laws or another liable party – such as a property owner, architect, engineer, or manufacturer – it’s important to explore that opportunity.

Through a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll have the right to seek economic damages and non-economic damages for:

Punitive damages can also be awarded in civil disputes that move forward to trial.

Can I Still Get Compensation if I Share Some of the Blame for My New York Construction Accident?

Yes, but sharing blame could affect how much money you’ll be able to recover.

New York’s pure comparative negligence statute won’t apply to workers’ compensation claims, but it will impact civil lawsuits.

When you file a lawsuit, your damages will be reduced in direct proportion to your own negligence and contribution to your construction accident. If you hire our lawyer, we can work to minimize the amount of fault you’re assessed – so that you can get as much money as possible.

How Long Do I Have To Seek Compensation After a Construction Accident in Queens, New York?

New York has strict time limits for claims related to construction accidents:

  • Workers’ compensation: two years from the date of injury, and you must notify your employer within 30 days
  • Construction accident lawsuit: three years from the date of injury
  • Wrongful death lawsuit: two years from the date of a construction worker’s death

While there are times that the statute of limitations might vary, don’t expect to have extra time to take legal action after a construction accident in Queens. Once the filing deadline passes, you’ll give up the right to demand compensation for your losses.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Queens Construction Accident Lawyer

You do not have to struggle with the aftermath of a recent construction accident in Queens, NY, on your own. Assert your rights and demand the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to help you get a maximum payout.

Our Queens construction accident lawyer has over 25 years of experience, including time spent defending the insurance companies he challenges aggressively today. Passionate, honest advocacy has helped our law firm recover tens of millions in damages for our clients.

Now, we’re ready to help you get the money you need after a life-changing construction accident in Queens, too.

Contact our NYC law office serving Queens today to schedule a time for your free consultation.

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New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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