Midtown Manhattan Construction Accident Lawyer
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 construction accident lawyers at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC help injured workers collect the compensation they 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, get medical attention right away. Don't try and 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 that 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 job 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 construction accident case.
Call the Law Office 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 family's future 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 Injured Workers 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 a construction site 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.
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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 crane 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?
Workers injured in Midtown Manhattan construction site accidents have two primary options when it comes to pursuing compensation for their losses:
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 construction accident 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 of 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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Construction accidents occur far too frequently in Midtown Manhattan. Injured workers have rights, but it takes an advanced understanding of New York's construction codes and other applicable laws to make certain those rights are upheld and justice is served. Don't take chances with your future. Whether you need to file a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit, Michael H. Joseph and his firm can help you achieve the justice you deserve. To book your free case review, please complete our consultation request form or call us:
Time Is Running Out New York's Statutes of Limitations
Whether you are filing a workers' comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit following a construction accident, you have a limited amount of time in which to act. That's why it benefits you to reach out to our attorneys sooner rather than later.
Right now, this may sound like a generous amount of time. But speaking as a firm that has become acquainted with a multitude of injured workers over the years, we can tell you that this time often passes much quicker than you probably think.
When your new normal suddenly consists of doctor visits, rehabilitation, pain management, reams of paperwork, and scrambling to find a way forward with a reduced capacity to work, two to three years will come and go before you know it.
If you or someone you love was injured in a construction accident in Midtown Manhattan, now is the time to reach out to an attorney.
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Our law firm believes laborers in every field deserve a safe workplace in which to earn a living and support their families. There are numerous codes, restrictions, and other safeguards in place to minimize the risks of working in one of the most dangerous professional fields, but negligence is a constant risk in construction. Catastrophic accidents can ruin a worker's life.
It takes a dedicated legal advocate to help victims navigate these laws in a way that protects their rights, helps them overcome their losses, and ultimately safeguards their future.
Attorney Michael Joseph and his team help injured workers collect just compensation when negligence threatens their health and their capacity to earn a living. During a free consultation, we will examine the facts of your case, recommend the best way forward, and begin pursuing the settlement or jury award you and your family deserve. Send us a request for your complimentary case review or call our office directly:
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A $1 Million Jury Award Secured by the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph
Our client, a construction foreman inspecting a construction site in Manhattan, suffered a knee injury after an overloaded scaffold plank broke. In litigation before the New York Supreme Court, New York County (Manhattan), the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph was able to secure a $1,039,734 jury award on behalf of the victim.
We believe the settlements and verdicts we have secured on behalf of injured workers are the strongest testament to the caliber of legal advocacy we provide. We invite you to explore other victories we have achieved on behalf of clients who were injured in construction accidents.
Can I Afford a Construction Accident Lawyer?
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a construction site accident in Midtown Manhattan, 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—we can help you collect compensation for your losses.
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Construction Accident FAQ
What is 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.
Should I file for workers' comp?In most construction accident 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 of 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.
Can I file a personal injury lawsuit after a construction accident?
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.
Do I have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit?
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.
I don't feel that bad after my injury. Can I skip the doctor's appointments?
This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make following a work injury. Although you may not think your injury was that serious, the truth is that the worst ramifications may not be apparent to you at the moment. It takes a medical professional to fully assess your injuries and prevent them from becoming a long-standing disability. Meanwhile, the physician's documentation will serve as invaluable evidence in your case.
I took pictures of the accident scene with my phone and have been taking pictures of all paper documents involved in my case. What should I do with this evidence?
Ultimately, you need to share it with your attorney. For now, please back this evidence up by duplicating it and storing it somewhere other than your phone. All too often, smartphones are dropped, lost, or stolen when we need them most. If you do not subscribe to a cloud service, backing up this evidence can be as simple as emailing all images and other documents to yourself.
Let Us Handle Your Claim While You Concentrate on Healing
Astronomical medical bills, momentary or permanent disability and other losses resulting from negligence on the job site should not become burdens that affect you for the rest of your life. If you have been injured on the job in Midtown Manhattan, book a free case review with us so we can begin pursuing the restitution you deserve. We work on contingency, so you pay nothing unless and until we secure a jury award or settlement.
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