Queens Construction Accident Attorney

Construction accidents are all too common in Queens. If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site in the borough of Queens, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced Queens personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery and/or secure all of the benefits to which you’re entitled. 

Contact our Queens law firm to schedule a time to discuss your case in detail. Your first consultation is free, so call today to learn more.

How Will Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Help Me After a Construction Accident in Queens?

When you work in construction, you undertake one of the most dangerous jobs there is. Accidents happen. When they do, you shouldn’t have to worry about the cost of medical bills or how you’ll make ends meet. Under New York state law, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits or damages through a personal injury lawsuit – or both.

However, getting all of the money you deserve won’t be easy. Hiring the experienced Queens personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can make things a lot easier for you.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve represented injury victims in Queens for more than 40 years. Combined, our attorneys have 200 years of experience. We can proudly say that we’ve recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements, awards, and benefits for our clients. All of that can work in your favor when you call us for help after you get hurt on a Queens job site. 

Among other things, our team will:

  • Determine the best course of action for your particular case
  • Help you navigate the workers’ compensation claims process and fight to maximize your benefits
  • Identify the cause of your accident and establish fault
  • Seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, if appropriate
  • Back our demands for compensation with expert-backed testimony and strong legal arguments on your behalf.

We’ll do our best to negotiate a meaningful financial settlement on your behalf. If insurance companies don’t cooperate, we will not waste a moment before bringing your case to court. Our skilled NYC trial attorneys know how to persuade a jury. Insurance companies know that – they won’t want to go up against us in court.

Interested in learning more about how our Queens law firm can help you as you recover from your construction accident injuries? Give us a quick call and set up a time to talk. We’re always available for you – 24/7/365.

New York City is the Most Dangerous Place to Work in Construction

Construction sites, regardless of where they’re located, can be dangerous. However, statistics indicate that job sites in New York State and New York City are particularly hazardous for workers.

Nationwide, construction workers account for 19 percent of all workplace accident fatalities. In New York State, one out of every four workplace deaths is in the construction industry. In New York City, which includes Queens, construction laborers account for 37.5 percent of all work-related deaths

Common Queens Construction Accident Injuries

Following a construction accident in Queens, NY, our law firm is prepared to help you fight to recover compensation for all of your injuries. No case is too big or too small. We represent clients who’ve sustained injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Back injury
  • Brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Eye injury
  • Head injury
  • Lost limbs
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spine injury
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
  • Wrongful death, and more.

We know that your injuries might make it difficult for you to come into our Queens law office. So, our team can arrange a time to visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital to discuss your case. Give us a quick call or reach out to us online to learn more.

How Do I Secure Compensation After a Construction Accident in Queens?

There are two ways you can potentially recover compensation after your Queens construction accident. The first involves filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, while the second involves a civil personal injury lawsuit.

Workers’ Compensation

Most employers in Queens are legally required to have a workers’ compensation insurance policy. They’re also required to post information about how injured workers can initiate a claim for benefits after a job-related accident.

Workers’ compensation benefits can cover the cost of necessary medical expenses, reimburse you for a portion of your lost wages, and even provide long-term disability benefits. In exchange for filing a claim under this no-fault system, you waive the right to sue your employer, absent any grossly negligent conduct. 

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Just because you might not be able to file a lawsuit against your employer doesn’t mean that you lose the right to sue, altogether. In New York, you can seek damages from anyone else who caused you to get hurt.

That could include the company that sold a defective product or even a property owner who neglected to provide you with the proper safety equipment. If you can prove that someone’s negligence contributed to your injury, you can potentially recover compensation from them.

By filing a lawsuit, you can seek damages that aren’t available through a workers’ compensation claim. This can include money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, and more.

Who’s Responsible for Your Queens Construction Accident?

Again, you may have a legitimate claim for damages against anyone who caused you to get hurt. This could include:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Co-workers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Companies that sold or manufactured defective equipment, and more.

Under New York labor laws, some of those parties – including owners and general contractors – can be strictly liable for your injuries if your accident was caused by inadequate safety equipment or unsafe working conditions. So, you deserve to know why you got hurt on the job and who’s to blame.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our Queens construction accident lawyers will work tirelessly to get you those answers. We’ll carefully investigate the accident, consult with experts, and do whatever is necessary to determine who should be held accountable for your construction site injuries.

Queens Scaffolding Construction Accidents

Did you get hurt in an accident on a construction site that involved scaffolding or other elevated equipment? Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. immediately. Under New York State’s scaffolding law, owners and/or general contractors can be held strictly liable for your injuries.

That’s because the state has very specific rules for how scaffolding has to be erected, secured, and fastened. If there are any mistakes or oversights, serious injuries can result. When they do, you can look to the owner or general contractor for monetary damages.

We Handle All Construction Accidents in Queens

If you’ve been hurt on a construction site in Queens, the personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. are here to help you in any way that we can. We represent injured construction workers in accident cases, including

  • Brazing accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Compressor accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Dangerous or defective equipment accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Falls
  • Falling objects
  • Forklift accidents
  • Gas explosions
  • Ladder accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Punch press malfunctions
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Structure failure
  • Welding accidents, and more.

If someone you love has died in a fatal construction site accident in Queens, we can also help you pursue damages through a wrongful death claim. Give us a call to set up a time to discuss your case today.

What Are the Leading Causes of Construction Site Accidents and Injuries?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four primary causes of fatal construction accidents. Known as the “Fatal Four,” these include falls, struck by object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between. These account for 59.9 percent of all construction worker deaths.

Other accidents and injuries are the results of:

  • Inadequate safety equipment and protections
  • Failure to follow safety rules and regulations
  • Improper ventilation
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes
  • Unsafe equipment
  • Tripping hazards, and
  • Generally unsafe working conditions.

At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our skilled legal team will work hard to get you the money you deserve after a construction accident in Queens. It doesn’t matter how or why you got hurt. Give us a call today to learn more.

Statute of Limitations for Queens Construction Accident Claims

In New York, you’ll only have a short window of time in which you can successfully demand compensation for your construction injuries. The length of time will ultimately depend on what type of claim you decide to file.

For workers’ compensation claims, you’ll have to notify your employer within 30 days of your construction accident. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have two years from the date you get hurt or learn about your injury to formally submit a claim to their insurance provider.

If you file a personal injury lawsuit in Queens, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident to do so. You might have more or less time, depending on the details specific to your case. However, you’ll get nothing if you wait too long.

Call Our Queens Construction Accident Lawyers Today

After a construction accident in Queens, call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help with your injury claim. We have more than two centuries of combined legal experience.

That can make a world of difference as you pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our Queens law firm to schedule a free consultation for your construction accident case today.