Construction Accident Lawyer New York City

New York City Construction Accident Lawyer

New York City owes a great debt to its construction workers. Without them, the city itself would cease to exist. Unfortunately, not only do construction workers work harder than most of us, but they also stand a better chance of getting hurt on the job than most of us, and often due to no fault of their own. If you were hurt in a construction accident, we are here to help. Contact a competent New York City construction accident lawyer from Mirza Law for assistance filing your injury claim today.

Construction Accident Lawyer Serving Clients in New York City

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a construction accident, it’s paramount that you retain the services of a skilled New York City work injury lawyer who can guide you through the claims process. Whether you’re filing a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim, you can depend on Mirza Law to provide you with the legal assistance you require.

Common Causes and Types of Construction Accidents in NYC

As you may know, there are several ways in which construction sites can pose very serious threats to workers. Just some of the most common causes and types of construction accidents we see are as follows:

  • Burns (chemical and thermal)
  • Explosions
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Defective ladders
  • Building collapses
  • Defective power tools
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Negligent supervisors
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Scaffolding accidents

What to Know About Scaffolding Accidents

You were simply doing your job when all of a sudden, your scaffold gave way and you were seriously injured. Scaffolding accidents are almost always preventable, yet they still occur, and perhaps more frequently than you may think. In fact, they’re one of the most common types of construction accidents. If you were recently injured in a scaffolding accident, our firm can help you fight for the compensation you need to heal. Scaffolding accidents can happen for several reasons. Just some of the most common causes of scaffolding accidents that we see are as follows:

  • Violations of OSHA guidelines
  • Lack of overhead protection
  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Defective pulleys
  • Failing to properly secure scaffolds
  • Defective fall safety systems
  • Unsafe scaffold design
  • Negligent scaffold manufacturing

Section 240 of the New York State Labor Law

Section 240 of the New York State Labor Law requires employers to provide workers with adequate safety measures, such as scaffolding, pulleys, and ropes, to prevent serious injury. When employers fail to adhere to Section 240 and construction workers are hurt due to falls or falling objects, they have legal recourse available, and Mirza Law is here to provide it.

What to Do After a Construction Accident

After sustaining an injury in a construction accident, you should do what you can to document the circumstances surrounding the incident. The first thing you should do is request an ambulance, especially if you’re critically injured. You should also make it a point to notify your supervisor either on the day of your accident or the very next day. If you can, take pictures of the dangerous conditions that caused your accident and ensure you keep copies of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should make it a point to retain the services of a knowledgeable and skilled construction accident lawyer who can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Filing Your Work Injury Claim

If you were injured in a construction accident, we will file either a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party claim. If the accident was caused by a third party who is not your employer, such as the party who manufactured defective safety equipment, we can file a third-party claim. In most cases, however, we’ll end up filing workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured clients, which essentially is a lawsuit against your employer’s insurance provider. This compensation should help cover the cost of your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. Note that the statute of limitations for filing workers’ compensation claims in New York is only two years, so it’s paramount that you speak to an attorney as soon as you can.

Contact a Construction Accident Lawyer

The time to act after sustaining a serious injury in a construction accident is now. We’re dedicated to helping injured construction workers throughout the Five Boroughs, and we’re prepared to fight for you as well. Contact Mirza Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.

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