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NYC Construction Accident FAQ

Honest answers from Bronx lawyers you can trust

After a construction accident in New York City, injury victims and family members may have many important questions. But getting an honest answer can often be nearly impossible. Not everyone thoroughly understands New York's labor laws. And even when they do, they might not have your best interests at heart.

We understand what you're going through. That's why we want to help. Our construction accident attorneys at Giampa Law have decades of experience handling some of the toughest construction accidents in the Bronx and throughout New York City. We know how the legal system works and know what it takes to win here.

Don't wait to figure out what to do after your construction accident. Find answers to your questions here. And contact us. We can personally answer any questions you might have about your accident, free of charge. Schedule your free case evaluation today at our Bronx law firm.

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Don't see your question listed below? Don't worry. Simply schedule an appointment with one of our experienced New York construction accident attorneys. And even if you do see your question below, make sure you talk to us. Every accident is unique. And so are our solutions.

 

What are common causes of New York City construction accidents?

Construction accidents happen for many different reasons in New York. Sometimes, weather conditions (snow, ice, etc.) are to blame. But in many cases, construction accidents happen because someone failed to follow the rules or regulations governing construction sites. Such reckless or negligent behavior can cover a wide range, including:

  • Unmarked hazardous conditions
  • Failing to clean up hazardous debris
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective equipment
  • Poorly maintained equipment
  • Improper storage of hazardous materials
  • Mistakes made by inexperienced workers
  • Mistakes made by unlicensed workers
  • Mistakes made by untrained workers
  • Lack of supervision

Whatever the circumstances of your New York construction accident, contact us. We can help.

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What should I do if I'm injured in a construction accident?

First and foremost, seek immediate medical attention. You could have a life-threatening injury. Next, tell your supervisor you have been hurt on the job. Then, contact our law firm. We can help you every step of the way after your New York City construction accident - from filling out forms to negotiating on your behalf for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Should I tell my boss I was hurt in a construction accident?

Yes. In general, you must tell your employer within 30 days that you have sustained an injury at work, under New York State's labor laws. However, keep your comments brief. It's important to understand that anything you say about your accident could be used to deny or reduce your financial claim. That's why we strongly urge you to contact our law firm as soon as possible. We can deal directly with your employer on your behalf after your accident.

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Who's responsible for paying for my New York construction accident?

This is one of the most important - and complicated - questions when it comes to construction accidents. That's because the person or company responsible for paying you for your accident is usually the same one that caused your accident. And in nearly every case, that person or corporation will deny doing anything wrong.

That's why you need us, working for you. Our attorneys know how to find the facts to prove who was responsible for your accident. This skill comes from years of hard work on numerous, complicated construction accidents in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York City. Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's reckless behavior. Contact our law firm right now.

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Will workers' compensation pay for my New York construction accident?

In many cases, yes. But it's important to understand that workers' compensation in New York will likely not cover ALL of your construction accident related expenses. And over the course of your lifetime, the total cost of a construction accident can often add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

And depending on the circumstances of your construction accident, you may be able to take legal action against a third-party company that caused your accident. As a result, you could be fully compensated for all your accident-related expenses. Find out if you're eligible for more than just workers comp. Contact our law firm right now.

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What is New York Labor Law 240 and how does it relate to construction accidents?

Known as the Scaffold Law, New York Labor Law 240 (1) primarily concerns construction work conducted on scaffolding or other elevated work areas. The law, created in 1885, contains many rules and regulations concerning safety standards and penalties for violating the law, particularly when such violations result in a construction accident. That's because the injuries sustained by workers in scaffolding accidents and falls from a height can often be severe and even result in death. Whatever the circumstances of your New York City construction accident, contact our law firm right away. We will not rest until you receive the money you rightfully deserve.

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What should I do if someone working for another company caused my construction accident?

Contact Giampa Law right away. Our law firm has extensive experience handling construction accidents caused by someone working for a company other than your employer. Known as third-party construction accidents, these accidents can be extremely complicated from a legal standpoint. That's because the company, contractor or subcontractor who caused your accident might deny any wrongdoing. That's why you need us in your corner, fighting to hold them accountable for their actions.

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Can I file a lawsuit after my New York construction accident?

Sometimes. That's why it always pays to talk to us after your construction accident. If you can pursue legal action after your accident, we'll tell you, then work with you to build the strongest possible legal case. That's what we do at Giampa Law. We help injury victims and their families get the financial compensation they need after serious construction accidents.

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How much is my New York construction accident worth?

There is no set dollar amount for specific accidents. Some accidents might be worth a few thousand dollars. Other accidents might be worth millions of dollars. We can negotiate for the maximum settlement offer on your behalf. And if we don't think your offer is enough, we'll tell you. We can then take legal action on your behalf and take that company to court. There, a jury will likely decide how much to award you for your construction accident. Our attorneys have years of experience presenting construction accident cases to juries in Bronx County and other neighboring counties in New York. That's why we have a strong track record of success. We know what it takes to win the toughest construction accident cases in New York City.

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What expenses can I be compensated for after my construction accident?

You and your family (if a loved one died in a construction accident) can be compensated for many accident-related expenses in New York. Such expenses include:

  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Lost income during recovery
  • Future medical expenses
  • Future lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical therapy
  • Modifications to your home due to a permanent disability
  • Long-term nursing care for a permanent disability

Find out what expenses you and family may be eligible to receive after your New York City construction accident. Contact us.

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Should I hire a lawyer if I'm injured in a construction accident?

Yes. Having a lawyer on your side after a construction accident can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case. Remember, accident inspectors and insurance companies don't work for you. Inspectors only care about determining why an accident happened, not whether you receive the compensation you deserve due to someone else's reckless or negligent behavior. And insurance companies do everything they can to make sure accident victims receive as little money as possible. That's why you need an accident attorney working for you and looking out for your best interests. That's why you need us.

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Why should I hire Giampa Law for my New York City construction accident?

If you've been injured in a construction accident in New York City, you need someone who knows how the legal system works here and knows how to get results. At Giampa Law, our attorneys have dedicated our careers to fighting for injury victims throughout the Bronx and the rest of New York City - and we have the case results to prove it. We've secured multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families in Bronx County and other neighboring counties in New York.

What's the secret to our success? Hard work, pure and simple. We never take anything for granted. As your attorney, we will carefully pore over every single detail associated with your accident - your accident report, inspection reports, medical records and more. We regularly consult with experts in their field. We track down witnesses. We visit the scene of your accident. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. Find out how we can help you. Contact our law firm right now and schedule your free case evaluation.

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