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New Rochelle Construction Accident Attorney

New Rochelle Construction Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of workers at construction and renovation sites are injured on the job in New Rochelle. These accidents happen due to improper or dangerous equipment and the negligence of co-workers or supervisors at work places. Falls from ladders, scaffolding, elevated platforms or other heights are covered under specific labor laws. Building owners and their agents and contractors must supply and operate safety equipment to prevent workers from injuries caused by falls from elevated workplaces. Failure to do so results in absolute liability, even if the worker’s own fault contributes to the accident.

A construction accident attorney in New Rochelle helps workers injured on construction sites get their entitled workers’ compensation benefits.  In addition, they may be able to sue the property owner and its agents and contractors for full personal injury and pain and suffering. The damages recovered may be substantial. 

Causes of Construction Site Accidents

Our legal team has experience in dealing with accidents arising from problems such as:

  • Ladder & scaffold falls.
  • Falls from a height or elevated platform.
  • Construction debris of other falling objects.
  • Accidents with construction vehicles, machinery, forklifts, crane & other equipment.
  • Hoisting Accidents.
  • Lack of safety equipment provided by employer.
  • Improper safety practices of employer.
  • Burns, electrocution, or explosion-related injury.
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Questions About Construction Injury Claims
If I am injured while working at a construction site will my medical bills be paid?

In most cases if you were in the course of your employment at the time of the accident you will be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides payments for medical bills and lost wages for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of working at their job. You do not have to prove that anyone was at fault for your accident or injury. As long as it happened while you were in the course of your employment you should be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

If I am eligible for workers compensation can I still sue to recover monetary damages if I was injured at a construction site while working?

In most cases if you were in the course of your employment at the time of the accident you will be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation is insurance that provides payments for medical bills and lost wages for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of working at their job. You do not have to prove that anyone was at fault for your accident or injury. As long as it happened while you were in the course of your employment you should be covered by Workers’ Compensation.

Workers’ compensation benefits only affect your recovery from your employer, not other parties. If other parties, like the property owners or other contractors on the construction site were negligent or responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover from them in addition to collecting workers’ compensation benefits.

The construction site where I was injured had safety violations. Does that help in a lawsuit?

Injuries occurring on construction sites often result from safety violations of companies other than the injured worker’s employer. Since the other companies are not your employer the injured worker may bring a lawsuit against the companies that violate safety rules and contribute to injuries. These are called third party claims or lawsuits.

What construction accidents or injuries come under the protection of labor laws?

The New York statute known as Labor Law Section 240, is also known as the “Scaffold Law.” The New York State “Labor Law” provides certain protection to workers while working at heights such as on scaffolds, ladders, beams or building roofs. There are several reasons for this special statute. Usually the injuries are severe as a result from elevated falls, and the construction worker relies on the building owner and the other contractors to provide a safe working environment. They are primarily responsible to make sure that the elevated work location is safe. The law requires that these “third parties” provide the necessary and properly functioning scaffolds, ladders, safety lines, harnesses, guardrails, to guarantee your safety while you are working at an elevation.

However, if a worker is performing routine maintenance (e.g., such as sweeping or changing a light bulb), this may not come under Labor Law protection. Usually a worker has to be injured performing the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building.

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Time may be limited to file an injury claim. Don’t wait. Let us help you seek the justice you deserve. We offer Free Consultations at your home, the hospital and in our office.

Why Choose Our Firm

Kerner Law Group, P.C. has a track record of representing clients who have been hurt due to negligence or preventable accidents. Having a comprehensive investigation of the accident scene immediately after it happens is crucial for identifying a long-term strategy for protecting you. Our  law firm can help you with many different aspects of your claim including:

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  • Reviewing your paperwork.
  • Filing the initial legal claim against the insurance company.
  • Helping you after you have been denied.
  • Assisting you with recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

Hiring an attorney you trust with your case is about more than just finding a lawyer with experience. For aggressive and caring representation, put Kerner Law Group, P.C. on your side today!

About New Rochelle

About Things To Do in New Rochelle

New Rochelle is located in the county of Westchester, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 80,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9115°N, 73.7824°W
  • Postcodes: 10802, 10801, 10805, 10804

Things to Do and See In New Rochelle

  • United States Post Office (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): The main U.S. Post Office in New Rochelle (also known as New Rochelle Post Office) is located at 255 North Avenue, at the intersection of North Avenue and Huguenot St. (US 1/the Boston Post Road South), in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York (…).
  • 271 North Avenue (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): 271 North Avenue (also known as the Schiff Building, Pershing Square, the Kaufman or K Building) is a 13 story art-deco office tower located in the downtown section of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • WKLV-FM (near Huguenot Street and Le Count Place): WKLV-FM is a Contemporary Christian radio station licensed to Port Chester, New York, moving in from Stamford, Connecticut on May 30, 2011, signing on as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City and the metropolitan area (…).
  • New Rochelle Walk of Fame (near Huguenot Street and Lawton Street): The New Rochelle Walk of Fame was installed in 2011 in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, located in the downtown section of the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.”New Rochelle Walk of Fame dedicated at Library Green”, in The New Rochelle Sound & Town Report, November 4, 2011 (…).
  • Pioneer Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Anderson Street): The Pioneer Building is a late nineteenth century commercial/office structure located on Lawton Street in the Downtown business district of the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is a good example of Neo-Italian Renaissance commercial style and represents an important (…).
  • New Rochelle Public Library (near Memorial Highway and Huguenot Street): New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a public library located in New Rochelle, New York. Chartered in 1894, the NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees with seven elected members (…).
  • New Rochelle station (near Station Plaza and Grand Street): The New Rochelle station is a Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak train station located in New Rochelle, New York. The station serves Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Amtrak’s Northeast Regional; Bee-Line Bus System buses serve a bus stop just outside the station (…).
  • Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Huguenot Street): Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is located at the northwest corner of Huguenot Street (also known as the Boston Post Road) and Division Street (…).
  • Union Baptist Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Locust Avenue and Main Street): Union Baptist Church was a historic house of worship located in Downtown New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York. The church was added to Westchester Inventory of Historic Places in 1994, chosen for its cultural and historical characteristics as well as for its Neo-Romanesque edifice and (…).
  • Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Washington Avenue): The Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph was formed in August 2015 with the merger of the Territorial parish of St. Gabriel on Division Street with the personal parish of St. Joseph on Washington Avenue, both in New Rochelle, NY. St. Gabriel is the parish church. However, St (…).
  • Trump Plaza (New Rochelle) (near Huguenot Street and Harrison Street): Trump Plaza New Rochelle is a 40-story luxury residence located in downtown New Rochelle, New York. It was built by Cappelli Enterprises, the same developer that built Trump Tower at City Center in nearby White Plains (…).
  • New Rochelle Trust Building (near Main Street and South Division Street): New Rochelle Trust Company Building is a historic building located in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is significant in its association with banking, as the work of architect F. C (…).
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (near Memorial Highway and Division Street): Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (formerly Sound Shore Medical Center) is a community-based, teaching hospital located at 16 Guion Place in the city of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York, and affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The hospital opened in 1892 as (…).
  • RKO Proctor’s Theater, New Rochelle (near Main Street and Centre Avenue): RKO Proctor’s Theater is a historic movie theater located on Main Street in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. Herbert J. Krapp designed the brick structure using a Renaissance motif with retail stores housed under two-story “blind arches”, a feature borrowed from Stanford White’s Madison (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Shea Place and Centre Avenue): The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic parish located in New Rochelle, New York. Blessed Sacrament was founded in 1874 and its present-day church building was constructed in 1897. Its predecessor, St. Matthew’s Church, was founded in 1848 (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School (near Shea Place and Maple Avenue): Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School was a co-educational, private, Roman Catholic high school in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The school was a result of the merger of Blessed Sacrament and Saint Gabriel’s into one co-educational institution (…).
  • First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House (near Pintard Avenue and Laurel Place): The First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House is a pair of adjacent historic buildings in downtown New Rochelle, New York, United States. The church and its adjoining manse, the Pintard House, are on a lot (…).
  • Knickerbocker Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near Webster Avenue and New England Thruway): The Knickerbocker Building is an eclectic, Dutch Colonial Revival and industrial building located at 50-52 Webster Avenue in the city of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • Sutton Manor (New Rochelle) (near Farragut Circle and Decatur Road): Sutton Manor is a distinctive early 20th century suburban residential district in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The neighborhood is located off the northern shore of Long Island Sound on Echo Bay (…).
  • College of New Rochelle (near Castle Place and Elm Street): The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College of St. Angela was founded by the Ursuline Order as the first Catholic women’s college in New York State in 1904, a time when women were generally excluded from higher (…).
Airports Rail and Roads in New Rochelle

Roads

  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • U.S. Route 1 in Maryland
  • Division Street
  • Boston Post Road
  • Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

Nearby Airports

  • JFK
  • LaGuardia
  • Newark Airport
Zoos and Parks in New Rochelle

Parks

  • Lincoln Park/Pool which is on Lincoln Avenue, Prince Street, New Rochelle.
  • Feeney Park which is on New Rochelle.
  • Sycamore Park which is on 83 Kings Highway, New Rochelle.
  • Hudson Park & Beach which is on 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle.
  • Five Islands Park which is on 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle.
  • Ruby Dee Park which is on 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.
  • Rochelle Park which is on 2 The Circle, New Rochelle.
  • Westchester County-Glen Is Prk which is on Pelham Road, New Rochelle.
  • East Coast Greenway which is on 224 U.S. 1, New Rochelle.
  • Memorial Plaza which is on 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle.

Museums

  • Museum Editions Ltd – Charles Fazzino Studio which is on 32 Relyea Place, New Rochelle.
Nearby Towns to New Rochelle

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Pelham is 1 mile to the west.
  • Pelham Manor is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Larchmont is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Wykagyl is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Mount Vernon is 2 miles to the west.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Eastchester is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Mamaroneck is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the west.
  • Harrison is 5 miles to the north-east.
  • Morris Park is 5 miles to the south-west.
  • Manorhaven is 5 miles to the south-east.
  • Greenville is 6 miles to the north.
  • Van Nest is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • The Bronx is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • Yonkers is 6 miles to the west.
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