Midtown Manhattan Construction Accident Attorney
As an epicenter of commerce and culture, Midtown Manhattan is a hotbed of construction.
Unfortunately, serious construction accidents resulting in injured workers occur here frequently.
The New York City construction accident lawyers at th Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC helps injured workers collect the compensation they need and deserve...
Here's What to Do If You Have Been Injured...
Get Medical Attention Immediately
Not all construction accidents leave workers with immediately apparent injuries. If you have fallen, been struck by a falling object, or suffered any other injury on a construction site, and are having any pain, get medical attention right away, don't try and just tough it out. Without a physician's assessment, you could compromise your chances of collecting compensation and may even have an undiagnosed injury. Also injuries which just hurt a little at first, may get more serious as time goes on.
Keep Track of the Evidence
If you are able, use your phone to take plenty of photos of the accident scene on the construction site. Our New York City construction accident lawyers know that a photograph is the best eyewitness as to how the accident happened. After you have received medical attention, take care to keep track of all bills and other documentation relating to the construction accident and the way in which it has affected you. Collecting this important documentation can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Call the Law Offices of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC
The construction company and insurance company are already taking steps to minimize their liability and avoid becoming legally responsible for a payout. Don't leave your future - or that of your loved ones - to chance. Our New York construction accident lawyers are ready to start fighting on your behalf to secure the compensation you need and deserve. Your case review is free and we collect no fees unless and until we secure a settlement or jury award on your behalf.
Standing Up for Workers Injured in Midtown Manhattan, N.Y.C.
When general contractors, property owners, and others in the construction industry fail to comply with New York labor laws, it places hard-working men and women in grave danger. If a violation of New York's industrial code has resulted in an injury to yourself or someone you love, you have legal grounds to pursue compensation for your losses.
These rules are far-reaching and pertain to most types of accidents that affect construction workers. The New York City construction accident attorneys of our law firm can determine if a violation of a New York labor law was the cause of your injury. Next, we can help you take the actions most likely to result in maximum compensation. To book your free consultation, send us a message online or call our construction accident lawyers in Manhattan at (212) 858-0503.
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On March 15, 2008, a crane that was being used to construct a 32-floor residential building collapsed, killing seven people and injuring 24. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration attributed the accident to inadequate stabilization of the crane. Prior to the accident, the construction site was issued 13 citations for safety violations by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB).
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On June 5, 2017, a 62-year-old surveyor fell 10 stories to his death when a wooden platform gave way. Medics pronounced the surveyor dead at the scene. The project was part of the Manhattan West development by Brookfield Properties. The Department of Buildings halted the construction project and issued a violation to the contractor due to a failure to safeguard the construction site.
On October 24, 2019, a 24-year-old construction worker was crushed to death by a protruding metal saddle while riding the elevator in a soon-to-be Virgin hotel. The Department of Buildings halted construction of the building and subsequently issued a violation for "failure to safeguard persons and property during construction" due to an unsafe elevator platform.
What Are My Legal Options?
File a Workers' Compensation Claim
Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that employers are required to carry. It covers injuries that occur while you are performing your assigned work duties and employed by the company. In most cases, this is the best way to collect compensation for your losses. This option can benefit you whether you were injured due to your employer's negligence, the negligence or a co-worker, or even your own negligence. However, it is important to understand that injured workers are not guaranteed compensation benefits. Having a legal advocate throughout this process can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your claim.
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
New York's labor laws allow injured construction workers to file lawsuits against landowners and general contractors. Failure to follow industrial code rules and labor laws is the leading cause of injury to construction workers in Midtown Manhattan and throughout New York City and New York State. You likely have grounds to file a lawsuit if unsafe equipment, dangerous work practices, or a dangerous condition caused you to suffer a personal injury on a New York construction job site. The difficult part is proving that a violation caused you to suffer a personal injury. Fortunately, our New York construction accident lawyers have studied industrial code rules and labor laws for decades. They have used this knowledge to benefit countless workers who would have otherwise faced a lifetime of disability and astronomical medical bills. The New York City construction accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC are here to help you and your loved ones, too.
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Can I Afford a Construction Accident Lawyer?
If you have suffered a personal injury that occurred on a work site in Midtown Manhattan, N.Y.C., you have absolutely nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation with our New York construction accident lawyers. If our law firm takes your case, you owe us nothing until we help you collect restitution for your losses. It is important to understand that our fees are negligible compared to the devastating financial losses you will likely face if your construction accident lawsuit is unsuccessful. Meanwhile, without the means to properly cope with your injuries and disabilities, you could find yourself suffering ongoing physical pain and mental anguish.
You owe it to yourself to let a construction accident attorney with our firm determine if - and how - our attorneys can help you collect restitution for your losses.