Queens Construction Accident Lawyer
Helping Injured Construction Workers in Queen Recover Compensation for their Injuries
Construction workers in Queens are exposed to certain inherent risks on any job site. These risks come from heavy and dangerous equipment and machinery, as well as the risk of falling.
If you or someone you care about sustained an injury on a Queens construction site while in the course of employment, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation claim benefits. In some instances, you may also be able to file a claim for negligence against your employer or some other entity.
The skilled Queens construction accident lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can determine your eligibility for benefits and damages and can pursue the compensation you deserve.
Injuries Sustained on a Queens Construction Site
The number and types of injuries that a person may sustain on a Queens construction site are without limit. Common construction site injuries consist of:
Crush injuries where heavy machinery is involved
Fall injuries from scaffolding, roofs, and ladders
Burn injuries resulting from job site fires or explosions
Motor vehicle accidents that occur with construction equipment
Electrocution injuries caused by fires and workers’ close proximity to wires
All of these accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries, fractures and broken bones, spinal cord and paralysis injuries, and soft tissue injuries.
Filing a Claim for Workers’ Compensation Benefits
For an injured construction worker to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Queens, the worker must have sustained his or her injuries while on the job and within the scope of employment. Assuming the worker meets these criteria, he or she may be eligible for benefits ranging from lost wages, to medical expenses, to both short and long-term disability benefits. Our experienced legal team can determine your eligibility for these benefits and pursue them on your behalf.
Negligence by a Construction Company
Construction companies owe a duty to their workers to ensure that all machinery and equipment on the construction site is in good working order and that it is properly inspected and maintained on a regular basis. When a construction company fails to properly inspect and maintain its equipment, and an accident and injuries occur, the construction company could be deemed negligent.
In some instances, problematic construction equipment is the result of a defect in the design or manufacturing process. In that instance, the injured construction worker may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the company that manufactured the equipment.
Our knowledgeable attorneys will be able to determine the types of legal claims for which you may qualify.
Call a Queens Construction Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
Construction accidents in Queens unfortunately occur all too often. When they do, injured workers may have a viable claim against their employer (and possibly others) for all of the injuries and damages which they sustain.
At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, our experienced lawyers can determine your claim eligibility and will work aggressively to pursue the greatest amount of compensation possible under the circumstances.
To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Queens construction accident lawyer, please call us at (212) 285-3300, or contact us online today.