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Hurt in a Construction Accident? A Work Injury Attorney Can Help With Compensation

In New York, there are a number of claims you can pursue with the help of a personal injury attorney in the Bronx:

– Personal injury: To claim this, you must establish that the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party. You can recoup not only past and future medical costs, but also pain and suffering, lost earnings, and lost wage capacity, among other things.
– Wrongful death: If you’ve lost a family member in a construction accident, you can file a wrongful death suit to recoup some costs. These include pain and suffering, lost wages and benefits of the deceased, lost inheritance, and the lost value of the deceased’s parental care.
– Workers’ compensation: If you are injured while working at a construction site and unable to work for more than seven consecutive days, you can claim some of those lost wages. A formula is used to calculate the maximum amount you can claim.
– Product liability: This is the claim you would file if your injury is due to a defective product. It must establish that the product was dangerous when it left the manufacturer’s control and that there was no warning of danger.

How The Law Helps Recover On The Job Damages

Thankfully, the law is on your side if you need to file one of these claims. New York state law favors construction workers and requires that employers provide workers with protection for a number of construction-related activities, especially those that could involve a fall.

That doesn’t mean you should go without help when filing your claim. To help you establish any necessary negligence or liability, as well as to ease your burden as you recover from your injury, you should have an injury attorney by your side. It’s also important to determine whether you can file a lawsuit. If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, you may be limited if the incident was an accident.

You can call our law firm today, so we can talk about your case and help you identify your options. As experts in personal injury law, we fully understand state and federal regulations, your rights and the New York laws that will help you win your claim and get back to living your life.

If You Are Injured in a Construction Related Accident and Need Legal Representation, Trust the Construction Accident Lawyer Who Has Been Fighting for the Rights of Bronx Residents for Over 20 Years!

Stuart Kerner Esq.

If you’ve been involved in a construction accident and are interested in learning more about your rights and benefits, we are here to help. Contact your Bronx Accident Attorney, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., located in the Riverdale – Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, we’ll investigate and negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party and work on settling your claim and obtaining compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your matter or have a question about your rights, contact one of our lawyers at (718) 796-7900 or click here to schedule a FREE Consultation online so we can evaluate your personal injury case.

Insurance companies have lawyers protecting their interest: Next to knowing what to do after a construction site accident, having a Construction Accident Lawyer, protecting your rights evens the playing field!

Bronx Attorney Awards & Settlements

You may enjoy reading this other article about Construction Accidents: (published just before this one): Workers Comp and Your Construction Accident.

You may enjoy reading this other article about Construction Accidents: (published just after this one): Construction Worker Accidents with Ladders.

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