Queens Construction Accident Lawyer
Fighting for the Rights of NY Construction Workers
New York has unique laws protecting the rights of builders and contractors working construction sites. To summarize, in provisions of NY Labor Law Statute 241, the property owner may be held liable for compensating the injured worker for injuries related to accidents on the job. In addition, workers’ compensation benefits may be payable to the injured worker.
If you are a builder or subcontractor in the construction trades and have suffered an injury related to work or an accident on the construction site in the New York City metropolitan area, call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. From our offices in Forest Hills, our firm represents injured construction professionals in personal injury litigation matters in Queens and throughout the New York City metropolitan area. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with a Queens construction accident attorney today.
Our Construction Accident Attorneys Pick Up Where Workers’ Compensation Falls Short with Third Party Liability Claims
We are NOT a New York workers’ compensation law firm. We help injured construction workers maximize their monetary compensation by pursuing litigation against the third party who may be held liable for causing the accident or injuries. Such third parties may include:
- The property owner
- The manufacturer of a defective or dangerous tool
- A negligent co-worker or subcontractor working on site
Most injured construction workers will admit that New York workers’ compensation benefits do not pay enough to cover the bills for their families. A third-party lawsuit can often increase the amount of monetary damages significantly. That is money you need for ongoing medical care, lost wages and potential earnings and pain and suffering. You owe it to yourself and your family to fight for every dollar of compensation you are entitled to receive after being injured in a construction accident.
How Often Do Construction Accidents Happen in Queens and NYC?
For those of us living and working in Queens, it seems like construction work is happening non-stop in Queens and other parts of NYC. With so much construction going on at all times, injuries are bound to happen. According to the official website for NYC, and a report by NYC Health, though construction worker deaths have declined over the past twenty years, the death rate for construction work remains five times higher than all other industries.
So just how often do injuries occur at construction sites? According to a report released by the NYC Department of Buildings, there were 502 construction-related injuries in NYC in 2020, with 61 of those injuries occurring in Queens. Another report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 24 construction worker deaths in NYC in 2019.
Most Common Types of Construction Accidents
There are so many different types of injuries that occur at construction sites for a variety of reasons. Despite regulations set by the state and was as the federal government, including OSHA construction regulation 1926, accidents still happen and construction workers pay the price when injured. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Burn accidents
- Falling objects or debris
- Repetitive motion accidents
- Exposure to chemicals
- Chemical spills
- Equipment related accidents
- Equipment failure
- Construction vehicle accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Lead poisoning
- Crush accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Ceiling or wall collapse
- Structure collapse
- Trench collapse
- Slip & falls
- Ladder accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
We help you get more. We help you keep more.
Settlements and jury awards for construction accident injury cases are subject to liens. We use our experience and knowledge of estate planning laws to help you retain control of more of your money while paying less in liens. Setting up trusts and helping you with your asset preservation strategies gives you the advantage of keeping more of your money for your family.
Most Common Types of Injuries from Construction Accidents
From the above-mentioned accidents, many different types of injuries occur. Sometimes these construction worker injuries can be life-threatening and career-ending. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Paralysis including paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Broken or sprained bones
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Knee & hip injuries
- Neck, shoulder, and back injuries
- Eye injuries including vision impairment and blindness
- Respiratory disease and injury
- Illness caused by chemical exposure
- Loss or impairment of hearing
- Laceration or cuts
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Wrongful death
- And more
Construction vehicle accidents – on the road or at the site
Whether you are on city streets or highways, enormous construction vehicles become an imposing presence. Accidents involving these huge vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries, the loss of life and/or devastating property damage. If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a construction vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation with a New York attorney today.
From our construction accident law firm in Queens, we can represent clients in communities throughout New York who were involved in construction vehicle accidents involving:
- Material haulers
- Cement mixers
- Dump trucks
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Read this 5-star Google review below regarding a construction injury case in Queens
“Super competent, aggressive, and ethical attorney. Albert Cohen and his team handled my personal injury case. This law firm does not cut corners and will get you maximum compensation. It took a little longer then I expected to resolve the case, but the results were above and beyond my most optimistic expectations. You truly changed my life, Mr. Cohen!”
Contact an Experienced Queens Construction Accident Lawyer Near You
No matter the scope of your accident, our lawyers will work with industry professionals and accident recinstructionists to gain a clear understanding of your situation. By interviewing witnesses, reading the police report and consulting your doctors, we can begin developing a strong case strategy that takes into account your current injuries and any future difficulties they may present. Trust our firm to aggressively fight on your behalf from start to finish.
We provide a free, no-obligation case evaluation and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay lawyers’ fees if we do not help you recover monetary compensation for your claim. Call 800-247-8164 to arrange an initial consultation. You may also use our convenient email contact form to request a return phone call about your case. Nosotros hablamos español (we speak Spanish) and мы говорим по русски (We speak Russian).