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Riverdale Construction Accident Attorney

Riverdale Construction Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of workers at construction and renovation sites are injured on the job in Manhattan. 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 Riverdale 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 Riverdale New York

Riverdale is a residential neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the New York City borough of the Bronx. Riverdale, which had a population of 47,850 as of the 2000 United States Census, contains the city’s northernmost point, at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Riverdale’s boundaries are disputed, but it is commonly agreed to be bordered by Yonkers to the north, Van Cortlandt Park and Broadway to the east, the Kingsbridge neighborhood to the southeast, either the Harlem River or the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood to the south, and the Hudson River to the west. Riverdale Avenue is the primary north–south thoroughfare through Riverdale.The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community District 8, and its ZIP Codes include 10463 and 10471. The area is patrolled by the 50th Precinct of the New York City Police Department.

  • Population (approx.): 9,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.8996°N, 73.9088°W
Things To Do in Riverdale

Things to Do and See In Riverdale

  • The Beresford (near West 81st Street and Central Park West): A luxury, 23-floor “pre-war” apartment building in New York City.
  • Congregation Rodeph Sholom (Manhattan) (near West 83rd Street and Central Park West): A Reform synagogue in New York City. Founded in 1842 by immigrants from the German lands, it is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.
  • 81st Street–Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road): A local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. 
  • A Photographer’s Gallery (near West 85th Street and Columbus Avenue): Founded and opened by Roy DeCarava, was an early effort to gain recognition for photography as an art form.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space (near Central Park West and West 81st Street): Part of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. 
  • Hayden Planetarium (near Central Park West and West 81st Street)
  • 257 Central Park West (near Central Park West and West 85th Street): A co-op apartment building located on the southwest corner of 86th Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan that was built between 1905 and 1906. 
  • Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road): A bronze sculpture by James Earle Fraser and is located at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. 
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near 86th Street Transverse Road and Central Park West): A local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Central Park West and 86th Street on the Upper West Side.
  • PS 9 Sarah Anderson School (near West 84th Street and Columbus Avenue): A public elementary K–5 neighborhood catchment school that offers two programs: Renaissance and Gifted. Founded in 1830 and is ocated on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
  • American Museum of Natural History (near Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street): Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across the street from Central Park.
  • John Burroughs Association (near Central Park West and West 77th Street): Founded in 1921 to commemorate the life and works of author/naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921).
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. 
  • The Tempest (Hebald) (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): An outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Prospero and Miranda from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Milton Hebald, installed outside Delacorte Theater in Manhattan’s Central Park.
  • Romeo and Juliet (Hebald) (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): An outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Romeo and Juliet by American artist Milton Hebald, located in front of Delacorte Theater in Manhattan’s Central Park.
  • Central Park (near 86th Street Transverse Road and West Drive):An urban park in Manhattan that is located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.
Airports Rail and Roads in Riverdale

Roads

  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Independence Avenue (Washington, D.C.)
  • Park Avenue
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Whitehall
  • Palisade Avenue (Hudson Palisades)
  • Third Avenue
  • Tremont Avenue
  • Interstate 87 (New York)
  • New York State Route 9A
  • U.S. Route 9 in New York

Bodies of Water

  • Hudson River
  • Hudson
  • Kinneret
Nearby Towns to Riverdale

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Spuyten Duyvil is 1 mile to the south.
  • Yonkers is 2 miles to the north.
  • Englewood Cliffs is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Inwood is 2 miles to the south.
  • University Heights is 2 miles to the south.
  • Fordham is 2 miles to the south.
  • Wakefield is 2 miles to the east.
  • Tenafly is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Englewood is 3 miles to the west.
  • Tremont is 3 miles to the south.
  • Washington Heights is 3 miles to the south.
  • East Tremont is 3 miles to the south.
  • Mount Vernon is 3 miles to the east.
  • Cresskill is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • The Bronx is 4 miles to the south-east.
  • Van Nest is 4 miles to the south-east.
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