Bronx Construction Accident Attorneys
Recent increases in development and construction may revitalize the Bronx, bringing more housing and jobs to the community.
But an increase in construction sites in the borough means a higher risk of catastrophic accidents for New York workers and residents.
The construction accident attorneys at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC are here to help...
Lower Concourse Rezoning Projects
- Bronx Point mixed-use development
- The Universal Hip Hop Museum
- Affordable housing
- Community facility space
- Infrastructure improvements to Exterior Street
- New 2.3-acre park along the Harlem River
- More than 10,000 square feet of retail space
How Much Money Has Been Invested in Bronx Development? Consider These Startling Numbers...
$2.2 Million Settlement in a Construction Accident Case
Our construction accident lawyers secured this settlement for a client who was injured by a falling object.
Were You Injured at a Bronx Construction Site? Contact a Construction Injury Attorney
As development increases throughout the Bronx, the dangers to workers and other members of the community increase. If negligence leads to a catastrophic or fatal injury at a construction site, you can count on our team of attorneys for help.
The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph stands with injured workers and other people affected by construction accidents. We work with a skilled investigator who will visit the job site where the incident occurred. The information gathered there in conjunction with other available evidence will help our construction accident lawyers build a strong case. Whether it's an injury claim or a wrongful death lawsuit, you will not pay our law firm a cent unless your case is successfully resolved.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site, contact our law firm online. You can also reach our New York City construction accident lawyers by phone.
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Attorney Michael H. Joseph and his team of skilled construction accident lawyers are here to help injured workers and their loved ones.
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A Tragedy in Mott Haven Fatal South Bronx Construction Site Accident
There was a fatal construction accident on Bruckner Blvd. near Lincoln Ave. in Mott Haven on May 19, 2021. One construction worker was killed and another construction worker severely injured when an elevator carrying both men fell four stories. According to the Daily News, the construction supervisor died from injuries sustained in the elevator crash, while the other worker was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition.
The four-story building where the accident occurred is being renovated into a K-6 charter school. Another construction worker died in a fall at this same building in December 2019.
Construction accidents like these may increase as more developments move forward throughout the Bronx.
Causes of Construction Accidents
- Poor safety standards
- Lack of protective gear
- Lack of fall protection equipment
- Defective equipment
- Faulty scaffolding
- Improper training
Options for Pursuing Compensation Workers' Compensation Claims vs. Injury Lawsuits
Workers' Compensation Claims
Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that is intended to cover injuries sustained while performing your duties on the job. These benefits can be sought if a construction accident was the result of a supervisor's negligence, a co-worker's negligence, and even your own negligence. Keep in mind that injured workers are not guaranteed to receive compensation benefits, even if they file a legitimate injury claim.
Filing an Injury Lawsuit
You may have grounds to file a construction accident lawsuit if there were dangerous conditions at the job site, health or safety violations were present, or unsafe equipment was being used. The compensatory and possible punitive damages awarded in a lawsuit are much higher than the compensation granted through workers' compensation. Yet filing a lawsuit does not guarantee a successful verdict or settlement.
Which Option Should I Pursue?
Construction accidents can lead to expensive medical bills, long-term disability, lost wages, and the loss of future earning potential. When weighing your options, it's important to consider what would be best for your livelihood and your family. During a free legal consultation at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, we can review the details of your case. We can review the pros and cons and help you make an informed decision about what you should do next.
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