Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction Accidents

Have you been injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn? If so, you may be entitled to compensation to help with things like medical bills and lost wages. The experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to recover every dollar you need and deserve.

Contact our Brooklyn law offices today to schedule a free consultation. We’re always available to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

How Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Brooklyn Construction Accident?

As a construction worker, you have one of the most dangerous jobs in New York City. Even if you’re extremely cautious, accidents can still happen. When they do, an injury can have devastating consequences that affect nearly every aspect of your life. When that happens, it’s important to make sure that you receive the financial compensation you need to stay on your feet.

After an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy or damages from a negligent third party. You might even have a legitimate claim against a property owner or general contractor. However, getting money from these parties can be challenging. They’ll fight to deny or drive down the value of your claim.

Hiring an attorney with extensive experience handling construction accident injury cases can make things a lot easier. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Brooklyn construction accident lawyers have more than 200 years of combined legal experience. We’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. That’s because we care about our clients and take an aggressive approach to the cases we handle. 

When you call us for help we will fight for you by:

  • Standing up to insurance companies, employers, and negligent third parties on your behalf
  • Consulting with experts to make sure we know what your case is worth
  • Carefully investigate your construction accident to determine why it happened and who’s at fault, and
  • Protect you if anyone tries to blame you for the accident or resulting injuries.

Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is here to help you in any way that we can after a construction accident in Brooklyn. We’ll go above and beyond to secure meaningful compensation on your behalf. All you have to do is give us a call and set up a time to discuss your case in greater detail. It’s that simple.

We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Injuries

Any injury suffered on a job site in Brooklyn can be devastating. Even relatively minor injuries can be painful and keep you out of work. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re here to help you get money for all of your construction site injuries, including:

  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injury
  • Degloving injury
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury
  • Lost limbs
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Spinal cord damage, and more.

Contact our skilled Brooklyn personal injury lawyers for immediate assistance if you’ve suffered these or any other injuries on a job site.

Securing Compensation For Your Injuries After a Brooklyn Construction Accident

Generally speaking, there are two ways you might be able to recover compensation after a construction accident in Brooklyn. The first involves workers’ compensation insurance benefits, which are typically available to workers who are injured on the job. The second involves filing a personal injury lawsuit against liable parties.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Under New York state law, most employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Benefits from the policy are intended to cover the costs of an injury associated with a workplace accident, regardless of fault. In exchange for workers’ comp benefits, employees waive their right to file a lawsuit against their employer.

When you’re injured while working as a construction laborer in Brooklyn, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages, and
  • Disability. 

In theory, this process provides a financial safety net for employees who get hurt at work while protecting employers from a lot of lawsuits. However, it’s become clear that the laws favor insurance companies and employers, not injured workers. That’s why it’s critical to work with a personal injury attorney in Brooklyn who has experience handling complex workers’ compensation cases.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Under the workers’ compensation system, injured construction workers forfeit the right to file a lawsuit against their employer. However, injured workers still reserve the right to sue negligent third parties who caused them to get hurt. For example, let’s say you got hurt because a piece of equipment you were using on the job site malfunctioned. You might be able to hold the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.

Liability Under Construction Labor Laws in New York

Thanks to special labor laws in New York, injured construction workers in Brooklyn may also be able to hold property owners and/or general contractors accountable for injuries sustained on a job site.

Injuries Resulting From Inadequate Protection 

If owners or contractors fail to “provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places,” they can be liable for resulting harm

Scaffolding-Related Injuries on a Brooklyn Construction Site

Similarly, under New York’s Scaffolding Law, property owners and/or general contractors can be strictly liable for injuries if laborers get hurt by or on:

  • Scaffolding
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Ladders
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons
  • Ropes, or other devices.

Strict liability means you don’t have to prove the owner or general contractor was negligent.

Who’s Responsible For My Construction Accident in Brooklyn?

Construction sites are busy and there are a lot of moving parts. So, it’s very possible that more than one person contributes to an accident. When that happens – and you get hurt – you may have the right to seek compensation from multiple parties. This might include:

  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Property owners
  • Government agencies, and
  • Other negligent parties.

You can potentially recover damages from anyone whose negligence, carelessness, or wrongful actions caused you to get hurt. That is, most often, with the exception of your employer. Any damages stemming from your employer’s negligence would likely be covered by workers’ compensation.

We Handle All Brooklyn Construction Accident Cases

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we represent construction workers who have been injured in accidents involving:

  • Brazing accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Compressor accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Cutting accidents
  • Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
  • Dumpster accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Logging accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Punch press malfunctions
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Structure failure
  • Welding accidents
  • Wrongful death, and more.

Contact our Brooklyn law firm to schedule a time to discuss your case in greater detail. Can’t make it into the office for your free consultation? That shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you need. Our legal team will gladly travel to meet you at home, at work, or even at the hospital. Just give us a quick call or reach out to us online today to learn more.

What Damages Are Available to Injured Construction Workers in Brooklyn?

It depends. If you file a claim to recover workers’ compensation, you’ll be limited to benefits for medical bills, lost wages, and disability. If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll be able to seek more exhaustive damages, including money for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • PTSD
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Nursing care
  • Rehabilitation, and more.

Whether you file a claim for workers’ compensation or a lawsuit, insurance companies will work hard to minimize the compensation you receive. Don’t let them pay you less money than your case is worth. How? Let the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. help. 

When we build a case, we work closely with leading accident and injury experts in New York City. They can help us understand the more complicated aspects of your case, including the extent of your injuries and how they might impact your life. This information can be critical in establishing the value of your case. 

When we sit down to negotiate a settlement on your behalf, we’ll be prepared with expert-backed testimony, strong evidence, and persuasive arguments. This comprehensive approach can help us recover maximum compensation on your behalf.

How Long Do I Have to Get Compensation After a Brooklyn Construction Accident?

Again, it depends. For workers’ compensation claims, you’ll have to notify your employer within 30 days of your construction accident. Then you’ll have a short window of time in which to submit your formal request for benefits.

For personal injury lawsuits, the statute of limitations is generally three years from the date of your Brooklyn construction accident. 

Either way, hesitating or waiting too long will prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve.

Call Our Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyers For Help

An unexpected accident on a Brooklyn construction accident can turn your life upside-down. The experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to secure much-needed compensation as you get back on your feet. Give our Brooklyn law offices a call to schedule your free, no-obligation case assessment today and learn more about your legal options.