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Unfortunately, many construction accident victims don’t know where to turn to receive compensation for their injuries. Look no further than a Queens construction injury lawyer.
Construction isn’t known as the safest occupation—and for good reason. In 2015, 20 percent of all work-related fatalities in the United States occurred in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
This figure represents the highest rate of any line of work, giving construction workers the distinction of being employed in one of America’s most dangerous fields.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died as a result of a construction accident, contact a Queens construction accident lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP today.
When Construction Injuries Are Eligible for Personal Injury Compensation
Under certain circumstances, construction workers, along with bystanders, can file a personal injury suit if they have been injured on a construction site.
Many injured construction workers may find themselves eligible for workers compensation, just to find that they may have to forfeit it to file a lawsuit. While workers comp is often insufficient on its own—many find it only provides minimal financial relief, such as for basic medical treatment and a percentage of lost wages—it is still something.
To win compensation beyond what workers comp provides, you’ll need to satisfy a few criteria. One of those standards is proving that your employer was grossly negligent.
The following are some examples of construction-related employer negligence:
- Exposing workers to toxic chemicals like asbestos
- Failing to keep equipment or machinery in working order
- Trying to suppress injuries or harm
In some cases, your Queens construction accident won’t have been your employer’s fault. You may still be able to seek personal injury compensation if a third party somehow contributed to your injuries.
For example, if a piece of equipment you were using malfunctioned and caused your injuries, you might be able to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of that equipment.
Queens Construction Accident Compensation
Whether you fell from a ladder or were electrocuted, you will need to identify and document all of the factors that led to your injury in order to maximize your compensation. Fortunately, that’s something your Queens construction injury lawyer can help you with.
A common mistake that many victims make is not accounting for all the harm they suffered as a result of their accident. For instance, you might be able to pursue compensation for the following damages after your construction accident:
- Medical bills, including expected future expenses
- Lost wages and reduced future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Training for a new career
- Wrongful death
If the process of filing a claim for compensation seems daunting—as it does to most victims—a Queens construction accident injury lawyer is here to help you.
Contact a Queens Construction Accident Attorney
Although society has construction workers to thank for our grand cities, members of the profession are seldom truly appreciated. To work with a legal team that understands and appreciates your struggles, contact an attorney at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP today.
To schedule your free consultation with a Queens construction accident lawyer, give us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or head to the bottom of the page to complete our online contact form.