Construction Accident Attorney NY: How They Help
Construction accidents can be hazardous and costly, both physically and financially. If you or a loved one have been injured in a recent accident, New York construction accident attorneys may be able to help. As experienced legal professionals, Schwartzapfel Lawyers will fight to ensure that your case results in a substantial damages payout so that you won’t buckle under the weight of medical bills and accident-related expenses.
Not sure if a construction accident lawyer is necessary or how they can help with your case? Read on for a breakdown of the benefits of hiring construction accident attorneys and, also, why you should contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers today at 1-800-966-4999.
What Are Construction Accident Attorneys?
Construction accident attorneys are legal professionals who know the ins and outs of New York construction lawsuit law. If you are ever injured in a construction accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit with their assistance. Successful personal injury lawsuits are contingent on proving negligence.
Legally speaking, negligence means that someone:
- Had a stated or implied duty to the safety of you or other people
- Then knowingly breached that duty, either due to willful ignorance or reckless behavior
For example, a contracting site boss who fails to provide their employees with hardhats and other safety gear is being willfully negligent. This puts workers or subcontractors at risk of injuries from falling objects, electrocution, and other job-site hazards.
Such an individual could be liable for a construction accident lawsuit if that negligence can be proven since OSHA or Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations require accident precautions to be taken on worksites. These regulations are necessary to prevent serious injuries or wrongful deaths.
Construction site accident attorneys provide a lot of benefits to those injured in these incidents. They know:
- When a construction accident lawsuit is appropriate and possible
- When a victim should file for workers’ compensation insurance and how to secure a payout by negotiating with the insurance company
All construction accident victims do not need to hire lawyers to file lawsuits, but it’s always recommended. Filing a lawsuit on time, with the right paperwork, and securing maximum compensation is difficult, if not impossible, to do alone.
To speak with a Schwartzapfel Lawyers construction accident pro about your case specifically, call 1-800-966-4999 now!
Frequency of Construction Site Accidents
Unfortunately, construction site accidents are very common in New York City and beyond. The New York City Department of Buildings had nearly 500 construction-related accidents in 2020 alone. There were also 502 construction-related injuries and 8 construction-related fatalities in all five New York City boroughs during the same timeframe.
This data is supported by other sources, as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the construction industry is among the deadliest in the Empire State. There were 59 fatal work injuries among construction work employees in 2020, as well as a total of over 4,700 fatal work injuries nationwide in the same year.
Given the prevalence of construction site accidents, injured workers need to know who to contact and who to trust if they or a loved one are ever injured on site. Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers today for your free consultation; and remember: while it won’t cost you a thing, the advice you receive may well save you tomorrow.
Construction Accident Injuries
Construction sites, despite being vital for the industry of New York City and broader New York State, can be very dangerous. Construction workers must often use heavy and automated equipment or work around potentially hazardous substances, such as toxic gas.
Even when they have appropriate safety gear, construction site workers may experience injuries such as:
- Broken bones from crane accidents, forklift accidents, and other heavy machinery-related accidents
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Lacerations or cuts, which may lead to amputation
- Burns and rashes
- Respiratory damage
- Spinal damage, which may lead to paralysis
- And more
These injuries, because of their severity, often incur high medical bills. It can be very difficult, if not impossible, for injured construction workers to pay for these bills alone. Therefore, many construction accident victims rely on insurance payouts from workers’ comp or from the damages they receive from successful construction accident lawsuits.
How Construction Accident Lawyers Help
Construction accident lawyers can help with either type of legal action you wish to pursue.
Workers’ Compensation Claims
If your injury occurred on workplace grounds and over the course of normal work duties, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical expenses. Unfortunately, many workers’ compensation insurance companies fight tooth and nail to avoid having to pay money to legitimately injured individuals like yourself.
They may try to bully you and will likely gather and present evidence in an attempt to prove that you were responsible for your injuries. When you hire Schwartzapfel Lawyers, however, you’re in good hands; we’ll get to work on your workers’ comp case by:
- Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf. That way, you don’t have to add the stress of interacting with aggressive insurance agents to your life while you recover from your injuries.
- Collecting evidence proving that your construction site injury was acquired at work and through no fault of your own.
When push comes to shove, our legal team can make sure you are paid what you deserve. We’ve helped individuals just like you in New York City and beyond for more than 35 years. Rain or shine, we will fight for you.
If you wish to file a lawsuit against an at-fault or negligent party, we can help with that, as well. Construction accident lawsuits can be filed against many different potentially guilty parties, including:
- Head contractors or supervisors, who may not provide you with appropriate safety equipment or warning about worksite dangers
- Entire construction companies, which can be negligent in the same ways as described above
- Third parties, such as drivers who mistakenly enter construction sites and cause injuries as a result
- Fellow workers, who may work recklessly and endanger others in the process
But construction accident lawsuits are never open and shut, no matter how obvious the case may seem from your perspective. Legal professionals like Schwartzapfel Lawyers can help your case by:
- Gathering extensive evidence on your behalf. For instance, we can gather eyewitness testimonies, video camera footage, and medical notes showing how your injuries were sustained and when you suffered your injuries in the first place.
- Ensuring you file your lawsuit paperwork on time. Depending on who is ultimately at fault for your injuries, your statute of limitations could be as little as 90 days from the date of the accident or up to several years from the date of the accident.
- Presenting all evidence and testimony compellingly in court. If your lawsuit goes to court, we will ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible by proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the negligence of another party was the root cause of your injuries.
Any construction accident lawsuit benefits from knowledgeable lawyers. Don’t go to court alone; instead, contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers and get the legal assistance you deserve so your lawsuit goes smoothly. Call us now for your free evaluation at 1-800-966-4999!
Regardless of the type of lawsuit you wish to file, construction accident attorneys can ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible under the legal system. Many lawsuits operate under a pure comparative negligence system. That means you could be found partially at fault for your injuries.
In a scenario where a construction accident victim is found to be 40% responsible for their injuries, they only receive 60% of the total damages awarded by the court. Given that construction accident injury bills can be very high, this is unacceptable for many victims.
When you hire Schwartzapfel Lawyers as your construction accident attorney, you might receive the maximum compensation possible for your case. In the past, we’ve helped clients just like you recover millions of dollars in settlements and damages.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers: The Best Construction Accident Lawyers in New York
As long-time construction accident attorneys based in New York City, Schwartzapfel Lawyers is the perfect law firm for your upcoming lawsuit, arbitration case, or workers’ comp claim. Regardless of the circumstances of your construction accident or work-related injuries, we offer a surplus of benefits to each of our clients.
Our lawyers have more than150 years of combined experience helping individuals just like you. That means we’ve seen it all and know what it takes to win a construction accident lawsuit or to make workers’ comp insurance companies pay their covered clients.
Our testimonials page is full of examples. Most of our clients earn substantial payouts once we enter their cases and take guilty parties to court. This experience can be brought to bear on your workers’ comp or construction accident case as soon as you give us a call.
For example, one of our past clients was hit by a vehicle while on a construction site in 2000. Due to the injuries sustained from the accident, our client lost half of his right foot. He had to visit the emergency room immediately and incurred substantial medical bills as a result.
However, our client knew to contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers. As experienced legal representatives, we immediately got to work creating a case for this client. Through our evidence gathering and presentation, we were able to secure a large payout that ensured our client’s physical and financial recovery.
In fact, our client made enough money from his lawsuit that he was able to retire, allowing him to spend more time with his family while no longer being under the shadow of medical debt.
A similar outcome could be yours if you contact knowledgeable legal professionals like Schwartzapfel Lawyers, so call us today at 1-800-966-4999 for a free consultation and information about your injury claim.
Dedication to Clients
In addition to our extensive experience, Schwartzapfel Lawyers brings an unmatched dedication to each of our clients. We fight for you from start to finish, no matter the details of your case, the defense team that the guilty party hires, or any other roadblocks that might be put in your way.
When we take on a new client, we treat them like family from day one. Your case immediately becomes crucially important for us. As such, you can rest assured that your case will be given the attention and effort it deserves.
As your personal injury lawyers, we will remain in contact with you throughout the lawsuit process. We can also coach you, if necessary, so that you can present your side of the story compellingly and accurately to the court.
We also know that paying for legal help can seem daunting and unwise. That’s why Schwartzapfel Lawyers operates on a contingency fee basis.
In a nutshell, you won’t need to worry about paying us any money or having to save up for legal fees unless we win your case. That means if you don’t get paid through damages or settlement, we don’t either. We are confident enough in our abilities to help you receive compensation for your injuries that we offer this to each of our new clients.
Therefore, if you are already struggling under the financial burdens imposed on you by your accident, you won’t have to worry about us piling on. Instead, remember that Schwartzapfel Lawyers has your back and that we’re in the business of making things easier for you, not increasing stress.
Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers Today
When you need knowledgeable construction accident attorneys, Schwartzapfel Lawyers can help. We’ve been in this business for decades and know exactly how to help you recover damages to pay for medical expenses and more.
When you hire us, you get a dedicated legal team that will never let you down, and that will always have your back. Why wait? Get the assistance you need to get back on your financial feet with Schwartzapfel Lawyers by contacting us today either online or at 1-800-966-4999.