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The Bronx Construction Accident Attorney

The Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers

Each year, thousands of workers at construction and renovation sites are injured on the job in The Bronx. 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 Washington Heights 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 The Bronx

About Things To Do in The Bronx

About The Bronx New York

The Bronx is located in Bronx County, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 1,385,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.8448°N, 73.8648°W
  • Postcodes:10451,10452,10453,10454,10455,10456,10457,10458,10459,10460,10461,10462,10463,10464,10465,10466,10467,10468,10469,10470,10471,10472,10473,10474,10475

Things to Do and See In The Bronx

  • Our Lady of Solace’s Church (Bronx) (near Holland Avenue and Morris Park Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • St. Dominic’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near Morris Park Avenue and Unionport Road): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • Van Nest, Bronx (near Barnes Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue): A working-class neighborhood located in the east Bronx borough of New York City.
  • Bronx Park East (IRT White Plains Road Line) (near Sagamore Street and Amethyst Street): A local station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway. 
  • Bronx High School for the Visual Arts (near Mercy College Place and Wallace Avenue): Also known as Visual Arts, is a New York City public high school established as an art school in 2002 under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Small Schools Initiative program.
  • Parkchester, Bronx (near Unionport Road and Metropolitan Oval): A planned community originally developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and located in the southeast Bronx, New York City. 
  • St. Anthony’s Church (Bronx) (near Saint Lawrence Avenue and Mansion Street): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • East 180th Street (IRT White Plains Road Line) (near East 180th Street and Bronx Park Avenue): An elevated express station on the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway in the Bronx at the intersection of East 180th Street and Morris Park Avenue. 
  • St. Clare of Assisi’s Church (Bronx) (near Rhinelander Avenue and Hone Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
  • Morris Park Racecourse (near Hone Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue): Morris Park was an American thoroughbred horse racing facility from 1889 until 1904. It was located in a part of Westchester County, New York that was annexed into the Bronx in 1895 and later became known as Morris Park.
  • St. Raymond’s Church (Bronx, New York) (near Castle Hill Avenue and East Tremont Avenue): ARoman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • St. Francis Xavier’s Church (Bronx) (near Van Nest Avenue and Lurting Avenue): A Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
  • Bronx Zoo (near Jungleworld Road and Bronx Park South): One of the largest metropolitan zoos in the world, and is one of the largest in North America, with some 4,000 animals representing about 650 species from around the world.
  • Morris Park (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) (near Esplanade and Paulding Avenue): A station on the IRT Dyre Avenue Line of the New York City Subway served by the 5 train.
  • 180th Street – Bronx Park (near East 180th Street and Boston Road): The former terminal station for the IRT White Plains Road Line of the New York City Subway.
  • Bronx Park South (near Bronx Park South and Vyse Avenue): A neighborhood in The Bronx, which lies immediately south-west of the Bronx Zoo. 
  • West Farms, Bronx (near Devoe Avenue and East Tremont Avenue): A residential neighborhood in a west central part of The Bronx.
Airports Rail and Roads in The Bronx

Airports

  • LaGuardia Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport
  • Westchester County Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport

Roads

  • Bronx River Parkway
  • Cross Bronx Expressway
  • West Side Highway
  • Sedgwick Avenue
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • New York State Route 9A
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Interstate 295 (New York)
  • New York State Thruway
  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Third Avenue
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Pelham Parkway
  • White Plains Road
  • Bruckner Expressway
  • Interstate 287
  • Interstate 87 (New York)
  • Tremont Avenue
  • Southern Boulevard (Bronx)
  • Boston Post Road
  • Madison Avenue
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Lexington Avenue
  • Park Avenue
  • Gun Hill Road (road)
  • 161st Street (Bronx)
  • Fifth Avenue
  • 59th Street (Manhattan)
  • Interstate 278
  • Webster Avenue
  • Westchester Avenue
Museum and Parks in The Bronx

Parks

  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • New York Botanical Garden which is on 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • 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.

Museums

  • 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.
  • Queens County Farm Museum which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
  • Cradle of Aviation Museum which is on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
Nearby Towns to The Bronx

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Van Nest is to the north.
  • Parkchester is to the south-east.
  • Morris Park is to the north-east.
  • East Tremont is 1 mile to the west.
  • Fordham is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Tremont is 2 miles to the west.
  • Morrisania is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Hunts Point is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • University Heights is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Melrose is 2 miles to the south-west.
  • Inwood is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Washington Heights is 3 miles to the west.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the north.
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