Construction Site Falls

Queens Construction Fall Accident Lawyers

Representing Construction Workers & Bystanders

Were you on a construction site when you fell and suffered a serious injury? Whether you were a construction worker earning a paycheck or just a bystander passing through the area, you could be owed compensation for your damages and losses. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP and our Queens construction fall accident attorneys can help you explore your options. We can draw upon decades of collective experience to build a strong claim on your behalf that can stand up to any scrutiny and legal challenge.

Call (646) 692-0204 now to discuss your legal options with professional injury attorneys.

How Construction Site Falls Happen

The cause of your construction site fall will be crucial for your case, especially if you can’t rely on workers’ compensation. We can investigate the construction site and the circumstances surrounding your accident to figure out how it happened, which will lead to figuring out what party is liable.

Construction site falls can happen due to:

  • Improper construction site safety devices
  • Ineffective or defective fall prevention equipment
  • Littered, dirty, or damaged walkways
  • Unsafely constructed scaffolding
  • Missing floor coverings
  • Missing ledge barriers or warning signs
  • Poor lighting in higher spaces
  • Not preventing pedestrians from walking in the area

Injuries in Construction Fall Accidents

A construction site fall accident can and often does result in serious injuries. Even falls from one story down to the next can be devastating, especially on a construction site with tools and metal equipment around.

Catastrophic injuries that can occur in a construction site fall accident are:

Did you lose a loved one in a construction fall accident? A wrongful death claim could be justified depending on the circumstances of the accident and what party or parties caused it. We can work on wrongful death claims for our clients, so leave the difficult work up to us.

New York Laws for Injured Construction Workers

New York has passed legislation to provide additional protection to construction workers who are injured at work. Specifically, New York Labor Law Section 240 makes property owners and contractors liable for height or gravity-related accidents and injuries in various situations. Section 23 of the Industrial Code of the State of New York also sets many different rules that employers must follow to prevent falls and other such accidents, including those that deal with subcontractors and third parties like passersby.

Compensation for Construction Site Fall Claimants

In a personal injury claim like a construction site fall claim, the available compensation will be based on the claimant’s specific and unique losses and damages. Typically, compensation is sorted into economic damages and non-economic damages, which describe tangible financial losses and intangible harm, respectively. For your case, our Queens construction site fall attorneys can work with medical experts, financial analysts, and others to get a full picture of your losses caused by the accident. In this way, we can make sure that we fight for every penny and dollar owed to you.

Compensation in your claim could help pay for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Specialized treatments and therapies
  • Other costs related to a permanent disability

The non-economic damages in your claim could relate to various forms of pain and suffering that you have endured due to the construction site fall accident. Mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and shortened life expectancy are all common and important forms of non-economic damages that can significantly increase the overall value of a claim.

What to Do After a Construction Fall Accident

If you’ve been in a construction fall accident, you should try to:

  • Get medical attention: You should get medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries do not seem severe initially.
  • Report the accident: File an official accident report with the construction site manager. You should be able to file a report or get the right contact information to file a complaint if you aren’t employed at the construction site.
  • Document the accident: Use your smartphone to take photos of the scene and what you think caused your fall.
  • Call a lawyer: Once you are well enough, call (646) 692-0204 immediately to tell our lawyers about what happened. If we can investigate the construction site sooner than later, it could help your case.

Call Our Firm for Comprehensive Legal Counsel

Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP and our team of Queens construction fall accident attorneys are ready to help if you were seriously injured on a construction site. We proudly represent injured workers and third parties who were hurt due to unsafe construction site conditions. Even if we have to file against a large construction firm and insurance company, we can handle all parts of your case from start to finish.

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