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Queens Construction Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of workers at construction and renovation sites are injured on the job in Queens. 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 Queens construction accident attorney 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

The Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, 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 the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. on your side today!

About Queens

About Things To Do in Queens

About Queens NY

Queens is located in Queens County, New York. 

  • Population (approx.): 2,273,000
  • Geo-coordinates: 40.7282°N, 73.7949°W
  • Postcodes: 11005, 11357, 11429

Things to Do and See In Queens

  • Utopia Parkway (Queens) (near Utopia Parkway and 74th Avenue): A major street in the New York City borough of Queens. Starting that  connects Cross Island Parkway and Northern Boulevard in the north to Union Turnpike, Grand Central Parkway and Hillside.
  • Carnesecca Arena (near Union Turnpike and 174th Street): A 5,602-seat multi-purpose arena in the borough of QueensBuilt in 1961 and renamed in honor of Hall of Fame Coach Lou Carnesecca on November 23, 2004.
  • Belson Stadium (near Union Turnpike and 176th Street): A soccer-specific stadium located along Utopia Parkway in Jamaica, Queens.  The Stadium is built on top of a parking garage to save space in a crowded urban environment.
  • Jack Kaiser Stadium (near Utopia Parkway and 80th Drive): A baseball stadium located on the campus St. John’s University near the neighborhoods of Jamaica and Fresh Meadows. Formerly used by the now-defunct Queens Kings minor league team in its inaugural season.
  • St. John’s University (New York City) (near 170th Street and 81st Avenue): A private, Roman Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Congregation of the Mission in 1870.
  • Hillcrest Jewish Center Day Camp (near Union Turnpike and 183rd Street): Based out of the Hillcrest Jewish Center in Queens. 
  • Fresh Meadows, Queens (near 192nd Street and 73rd Avenue): A residential neighborhood in the northeastern section of Queens. 
  • Robert F. Kennedy Community High School (near Parsons Boulevard and 76th Avenue): A community public high school, residing in District 25 of the neighborhood of Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, NY. 
  • Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race (near Chapin Parkway and Chapin Court): The world’s longest certified footrace. In 1996 Sri Chinmoy created this event as a 2,700-mile race. At the award ceremony that year he declared that the 1997 edition would be extended to 3,100 miles.
  • Pomonok, Queens (near Jewel Avenue and Parsons Boulevard): A working-class neighborhood in the borough of Queens. This large public housing development Pomonok Houses in South Flushing was built in 1949 on the former site of Pomonok Country Club.
  • Jamaica Hills, Queens (near Chapin Parkway and Gothic Drive): A small middle-class neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The neighborhood is surrounded by the Grand Central Parkway (north), Jamaica Estates (east), Jamaica (south), and Briarwood (west). 
Airports Rail and Roads in Queens


  • La Guardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Idlewild Airport

Light Rail Stations

  • Syosset which is on Jackson Avenue, Syosset.
  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Federal Circle Station 
  • Terminal 7 which is on Terminal 7, Queens.
  • Terminal 1 
  • Lefferts Blvd Station 
  • Howard Beach Station 
  • JFK Terminal 8 
  • JFK Terminal 4 
  • JFK Terminal 2 


  • Queens Boulevard
  • Kissena Boulevard
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • Interstate 495 (New York)
  • Interstate 678
  • 34th Street (Manhattan)
  • New York State Route 25
  • Greenpoint and Roosevelt Avenues
  • Northern State Parkway
  • Belt Parkway
  • Interstate 278
  • New York State Route 878
  • Flushing Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue
  • New York State Route 439
  • Sutphin Boulevard station (IND Queens Boulevard Line)
  • Conduit Avenue
  • Ditmars Boulevard
  • New York State Route 25A
  • New York State Route 25B
  • Southern State Parkway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Jamaica Avenue
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • New York State Route 24
  • New York State Route 27
  • Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards
  • Interstate 295 (New York)
Museum and Parks in Queens


  • The Frick Collection which is on 1 East 70th Street, New York.
  • Liberty Science Center which is on 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which is on 36 Battery Place, New York.
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum which is on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City.
  • Queens County Farm Museum which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street, New York.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society which is on 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
  • 107th Infantry which is on 643 Park Avenue, New York.


  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden which is on 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.
Nearby Towns to Queens

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Fresh Meadows is to the north.
  • Hillside is 1 mile to the south.
  • Kew Gardens Hills is 1 mile to the west.
  • Briarwood is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Hollis is 1 mile to the south-east.
  • Kew Gardens is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Bellaire is 2 miles to the south-east.
  • Jamaica is 2 miles to the south.
  • Richmond Hill is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Queens Village is 2 miles to the east.
  • Bayside is 2 miles to the north.
  • Forest Hills is 3 miles to the west.
  • Rego Park is 3 miles to the west.
  • Corona is 3 miles to the west.
  • Douglaston is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Cambria Heights is 3 miles to the south-east.
  • Little Neck is 4 miles to the north-east.
  • Woodhaven is 4 miles to the south-west.
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