New York law offers extraordinary protections to some injured workers who get injured while doing construction work. While construction workers are regularly exposed to high levels of danger, they should not have to bear the consequences of an unsafe workplace. Some conditions that may increase the risk of a construction accident include:
- Multi-story construction projects
- The urgency to finish the job in as little time as possible
- Shoddy construction materials or safety equipment
- Unsafe construction practices
- The use of untrained or inexperienced laborers
These are just some of the many conditions that may have put you in danger if you or a loved one was injured or died while working at a construction site in Queens. Call our team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 540-2987 for a free consultation if you or a loved one fell victim to a construction accident.
Negligence and Construction Do Not Mix
Those who work construction understand that there is a higher risk of injury or even death than there would be in other professions. Some possible hazards in construction include:
- Working at significant elevation, sometimes without adequate restraints to prevent falls
- Defective ladders, scaffolds or other high elevation equipment
- Unfinished electrical grids and exposed currents
- Transfer of heavy beams and other materials that may fall on or strike you
- Constantly changing work site hazards
- Improper bracing of trenches which create a risk of collapsing
- The use of explosives
- The use of high-temperature processes, such as welding
Construction sites are dangerous places to work. Property owners, General Contractors, and other contractors are required to provide reasonable safety equipment and follow safety procedures to minimize these risks. Unfortunately, very often safety equipment and practices are absent from the worksite. When this happens and a worker is injured, that injury may be held to be the result of negligence.
Negligent behaviors that can put a worker in danger on a construction site include:
- Failing to provide necessary safety equipment to workers
- Urging workers to complete projects at a pace that is unsafe
- Failing to hire workers who have the experience or skill necessary to do the job safely
- Failing to test workers for the use of drugs and alcohol
- Failing to provide training on the use of certain equipment
- Failing to ensure that all workers have received Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) training,
- Failing to monitor the construction site daily and remove clear and preventable hazards to workers’ safety
If you believe you were exposed to unnecessary or preventable risks at your workplace and suffered an injury, you may have the right to receive substantial monetary compensation.
How a Construction Accident Lawyer Builds Your Case
New York law establishes a high standard for construction site owners and General Contractors to provide a safe workplace. If those parties fail to meet the legal standard and you sustain injuries, we will fight for you to receive the fair and just compensation for which you are entitled under the law.
Once you contact our office, we will immediately begin an investigation which may include the following:
- Obtaining all incident or accident reports
- Gathering all witness statements
- Securing all video or photographic evidence
- Retaining worksite safety experts
- Gathering all EMS, hospital and medical treatment records
- Consulting with medical experts on the permanent nature of your injuries
- Preparing your claim for trial, necessary
Once your Queens construction accident lawyer proves that negligence contributed to or caused you to be injured, you are entitled to receive fair and reasonable monetary compensation for each and every aspect of your losses such as:
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life caused by the injuries
- Lost income
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Any future lost earnings or loss of pension benefits
- Any other economic losses or out of pocket expenses
You Deserve Representation for Your Queens Construction Accident
A construction accident can lead to severe physical injuries such as:
- Fractured bones
- Brain or head injury
- Tears of the cartilage, tendons or ligaments leading to surgical repair
- Deep lacerations or scars
- Other physical injuries that affect your ability to perform routine activities
- An indefinite period where you are unable to work or do physical labor
- Long-term or lifelong disability
We at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates want to hear from you today if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a construction accident. Call our team today at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 540-2987 to see how a Queens construction accident lawyer may be able to assist you.
Verdicts and Awards for Clients Injured in Queens Construction Accidents
We have recovered many multi-million-dollar verdicts and awards for our clients since 1988. Here are the results of a few work-related injuries we handled:
- $1.3 million for a man who suffered injuries after falling through a hole in scaffolding
- $2.25 million for a man who suffered facial fractures and a knee fracture after falling from a ladder
- 2.35 million for a man who suffered severe crush injuries to his leg and foot while he was loading a dumpster with a forklift
- $3.5 million for an undocumented worker who fell 30 feet from scaffolding and suffered a skull fracture and injury to vertebrae in his neck and back. His company failed to supply him with a safety line that could have prevented the fall.
Problems That Lead to Construction Accidents in Queens
Construction companies and property owners have a duty to maintain safe worksites. Therefore, careless behaviors constitute negligence and make these parties liable for damages sustained at the construction area.
Some of the most common types of work that lead to Queen construction injuries are poorly installed safety features, mechanical system problems, and plumbing accidents.
Missing or Poorly Constructed Safety Features
Construction sites need proper safety features to protect their workers and residents in the area from potential hazards.
Without the correct safety features, a construction company or property manager may be liable for negligence. Negligent behaviors include failing to construct or place the following around a construction site:
- Warning signs
- Scaffolding platforms
- Sidewalk sheds
- Temporary fencing
If someone else’s negligence contributed to your injuries, our Queens personal injury lawyers will represent your claim.
When mechanical systems fail, construction workers and anyone else in the area risk suffering severe injuries. Construction site managers are responsible for overseeing mechanical systems and taking action to ensure they are reasonably safe. Failing to address mechanical issues is a form of negligence that can lead to construction injuries or fatalities.
In addition, manufacturer defects may contribute to equipment failures. If this occurs, the product’s manufacturer may be held liable for any damages that a victim endures. To ensure all negligent parties are held accountable, let our Queens construction accident attorneys investigate your case.
Plumbing includes installing, expanding, altering, or maintaining drainage, venting, or water supply systems. To perform their duties, technicians must access tight spaces and use heavy machinery. Therefore, they need to be equipped with efficient safety gear and plumbing equipment.
If a plumbing technician does not have the adequate tools and must perform their work in unsafe conditions, the property owner or construction company is liable for any damages the plumber incurs. Common plumbing injuries include bone fractures, gas and asbestos exposure, bruises, burns, and electrocutions.
Call Our Team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
You have a limited time to act. If you fail to act within the required time period, you may be forever barred from receiving the monetary compensation you deserve. Don’t delay. Call our team at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 540-2987 for a free, no-risk initial consultation. We work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless and until we win your case.