New York Construction Accident Lawyer
Finkelstein & Partners, LLP
Newburgh, NY 12550
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Finkelstein & Partners, LLP – Winning Serious Injury Lawsuits Since 1959
Heavy construction across New York, particularly in the cities, means a lot of construction sites.
Those construction sites can offer numerous opportunities for accidents, including heavy machinery, workers who need to work from heights, and several other scenarios that could cause potential issues.
Our law firm has some of the most seasoned New York construction accident lawyers nationwide. Their combined decades of experience and unique experience that only working in a city like New York can offer makes them adept at handling a variety of construction site accident claims.
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident in New York, you already know how devastating those injuries are. New York personal injury lawyers can help you learn more about your rights and file an injury claim. Contact us today.
Table of Contents
- Finkelstein & Partners Can Help New York Construction Accident, Victims
- Compensation in New York Construction Accident Claims
- Construction Accidents Across New York
- New York Construction Accidents and Injuries
- What to Do After a New York Construction Accident
- Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney Today
Finkelstein & Partners Can Help New York Construction Accident, Victims
A construction accident can have a substantial impact that may, in many injury cases, reshape the course of your life. At Finkelstein & Partners, we have more than 60 years of experience helping personal injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve.
Please look at some of our past construction accident case claim results.
- $28.3 million for a construction worker who suffered a workplace accident
- $7.5 million for a construction worker following serious workplace injuries
- $3.77 million for a construction worker injured in a fall
While we guarantee no results, contact Finkelstein & Partners to see what we can do for you.
The aftermath of a construction accident can be incredibly traumatic. Pursuing the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be time-consuming and frustrating.
In many cases, you may start by dealing with workers’ comp to pay your medical bills, then progress to an injury claim once it grows clear that the construction company, general contractor, or another negligent entity on the job site bears liability for your injuries.
Finkelstein & Partners can help you navigate the often-difficult process of managing an injury claim. Our law firm helps clients determine the compensation they deserve for construction site injuries and who likely bears liability for those injuries. In addition, we help our clients deal with insurance company negotiations and the fight for the compensation they deserve. We aim to help injured parties receive the full support they need and deserve as they manage their claims.
Our offices have convenient locations throughout New York, including Binghamton, Albany, Buffalo, Kingston, Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Rochester. Start with a free consultation to better understand your next steps while navigating your complex construction site accident claim. Ready to learn more about the compensation you may deserve?
Do not let the time run out on the New York statute of limitations. Contact us today.
Compensation in New York Construction Accident Claims
When you suffer severe injuries in a work site accident, you want to ensure you get the total compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will fight to minimize the balance they have to pay rather than offering you the compensation you may deserve for those often-serious injuries.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you take a closer look at the critical areas in which you deserve compensation and, in many cases, help you secure the maximum amount from the insurance company.
Factors That Could Affect Your Compensation
When you contact Finkelstein & Partners for help with your New York construction accident case, we will look at the critical factors that could affect your construction accident claim.
We may look at:
- Who caused your injuries, and what insurance policy covers the liable party? Are you dealing with a claim against a construction company? An equipment manufacturer?
- What injuries did you sustain and their severity?
- What treatment do you require for those injuries?
- What financial losses or challenges do you suffer directly from your construction accident injuries?
Companies must follow New York labor laws and generally have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workers. We cannot guarantee the compensation you will ultimately walk away with after a construction accident. Still, we can help you break down the losses you have faced and give you a better idea of what to expect when dealing with the insurance company.
Common Compensation Areas
Generally, construction accident compensation will depend on the financial losses you sustained because of your accident.
Your compensation can break down into several key areas.
- Your medical expenses. Medical bills for construction accident injuries may rise quickly and remain ongoing, especially if you suffered injuries like amputation, brain injury, or spinal cord injury, which may require ongoing treatment.
- Any lost wages due to your accident. Did you have to spend considerable time out of work following your construction accident? You may have the right to compensation for those missing wages.
- Lost earning potential if you permanently lost the ability to work as a construction worker following your accident.
- Pain and suffering, which will consider the non-financial losses you may have sustained due to the accident and the pain you may have suffered during your recovery.
Construction Accidents Across New York
The construction industry sees some of the highest fatal accident volumes in New York. In New York City, construction site accidents make up around 26 percent of fatalities at work each year. While OSHA regulations require a high degree of safety and care from construction companies and workers on construction sites, workers face immense dangers for several reasons.
Inadequate Fall Protection
Falls from scaffolds, roofs, ladders and the high areas so prevalent on many construction sites can substantially raise the risk of a severe injury. However, some construction companies do not provide adequate fall protection for their workers. The tall buildings throughout New York may require more fall protection than users in other states. The State of New York has rigid scaffolding laws to protect workers from dangerous conditions.
Falling Debris or Objects
Falling debris on construction sites can pose a substantial problem. Many tall buildings throughout New York will require significant demolition before new stages of construction can begin. Unfortunately, that may mean items can fall from heights, causing severe head or neck injuries.
Electrical hazards can endanger those on New York construction sites. Complicated wiring in large buildings can make it more challenging to determine when electricity has shut down completely, making it more difficult for workers to reduce the risk of construction accident injuries.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we have experience dealing with New York construction accident injuries. We know just how devastating those injuries can become, and we help our clients fight to prove liability and fight for the compensation they deserve.
New York Construction Accidents and Injuries
New York construction workers know the potential dangers they may face and how detrimental the injuries associated with those accidents can become.
Common Causes of Construction Accidents
Despite regulations, construction site accidents are still prevalent. Construction site accidents can occur from:
- Falling objects
- trips and falls
- Crushing damage
- Items flying into the face or eyes
- Dangerous equipment
Frequent New York Construction Accident Injuries
Construction site injuries can be devastating.
Many of them may cause long-term limitations.
- Brain injury
- Back and neck injuries, including spinal cord injuries
- Burns, including chemical or electrical burns
- Broken bones
Fighting the Insurance Company After a New York Construction Accident
If you suffered injuries in a New York construction accident, you might be fighting the insurance company to get the compensation you deserve. Sometimes, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. The insurance company may pressure you to accept a low settlement offer. You may submit much paperwork related to your injuries to get compensation.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we help our clients navigate the difficult road to compensation and negotiate a settlement that fits their specific needs. Verdicts and settlements are never guaranteed, but we will achieve the greatest possible outcome for your particular case.
What to Do After a New York Construction Accident
You have likely already seen a doctor for your construction accident injuries. That is the first vital step in protecting yourself following a construction accident, but you may need to take other steps to protect your finances.
You may need to:
- Carefully follow your treatment plan. Your doctor may issue specific instructions about what you need to do to complete your recovery. Failure to follow that plan could make it more difficult for you to get compensation.
- Keep all receipts and bills you received for your medical treatment.
- Write in a journal about how your accident and injuries have impacted your life.
- Get a copy of the report of your accident.
Then, take all that information you have collected to Finkelstein & Partners for a free consultation, during which you can discuss your injuries, the likely cause of your accident, and your right to compensation. A lawyer can help walk you through the claim process and provide essential information about your rights, including how much compensation you should pursue for your injuries.
FAQs About New York Construction Accidents
What is the difference between a workers’ comp claim and a personal injury lawsuit after a construction accident?
You may have the right to file a workers’ comp claim any time you suffer injuries in a construction site accident, regardless of who caused the accident. On the other hand, you may have the right to a personal injury claim when the negligent actions of another party caused your injuries.
A workers’ comp claim pays for your medical expenses directly, so you will not have to worry about medical bills during your recovery. It will also help you receive approximately 66 percent of lost wages from your regular income during recovery.
On the other hand, a personal injury claim may pay out a lump sum at the end of your recovery, and you will have to take care of paying your medical bills yourself.
Can I file a workers’ comp claim and a personal injury claim after a construction accident?
Whether you have the right to file a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury claim may depend heavily on what caused your accident and who contributed to it.
In some injury cases, you may have the right to file a workers’ comp claim and a construction accident following a New York construction accident. However, workers’ comp may pursue compensation for the medical bills related to your accident if you file an injury claim.
Talk to our lawyers about your best course of action following a construction accident.
You might have the right to file an injury claim directly against your company if your company committed an act of negligence that led to your accident. For example, suppose your company failed to provide adequate safety equipment, equipped you with damaged equipment, or did not permit you to take proper precautions (including adhering to OSHA regulations) as you handled your duties on the site. In that case, you may have the right to pursue compensation against your company directly.
On the other hand, if a construction site accident occurred entirely due to circumstances beyond the company’s control, you may need to rely on workers’ comp.
What should I do about my medical bills after a construction accident?
Who pays your medical bills after a construction accident may depend on your role at the construction site and how the accident occurred. If you suffered injuries as a worker on a construction site, you might receive direct payment of your medical bills through workers’ comp.
On the other hand, if you suffered injuries on a construction site as a visitor, you may need to file an injury claim instead of a workers’ comp claim. In the meantime, we can help you make arrangements to handle your medical bills.
Ultimately, as the party who receives that medical treatment, you will need to make arrangements to pay your medical bills. However, at Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you pursue the compensation you need to take care of those bills.
Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney Today
Dealing with a severe injury from a construction accident can become incredibly difficult. You do not have to handle that claim or deal with the insurance company on your own. Instead, let Finkelstein & Partners work as the New York construction accident attorney that can tackle those challenging interactions with the construction company or its insurance company for you. Contact us today at 877-487-2897 for your free consultation.