Basic information about your construction accident lawsuit

Suppose you've suffered an injury on a construction site and are searching for legal representation. In that case, it's crucial to understand how we manage the basic information about your construction accident lawsuit.

Workplace accidents are all too common in the construction industry, underscoring the importance of workers having access to the necessary information and training to prevent risks and know how to react if injuries occur. Preparation will help workers avoid risks and address injuries.

For instance, they should know:

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Employers must ensure workplace safety and adhere to strict safety protocols on construction sites. Any deviation from these standards makes them liable for their employees' accidents.

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The New York Labor Law safeguards workers' rights with specific provisions for those in construction. The legislation also stipulates that a worker injured on the job is entitled to compensation, regardless of their immigration status.

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Organizations like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ensure that companies provide a safe working environment for their employees, who, in turn, can anonymously report any unsafe conditions they encounter online.

Despite all these regulations and efforts to ensure safe construction conditions, the injured worker and their family grapple with numerous concerns and questions when a workplace accident occurs:

How will I cover all my medical expenses?

How can I support my family if I'm unable to work?

Who will be held accountable for the pain and suffering the accident has caused me?

What if my injuries result in temporary or permanent disability?

What should I do if an insurance company offers me an insufficient settlement?

These concerns are common among victims of workplace accidents, highlighting the importance of expert construction accident lawyers like those at Gorayeb & Associates. For 35 years, we have championed the rights of injured workers, securing numerous benefits to help them rebuild their lives during challenging times, such as:

1. Full Coverage for Your Medical Expenses

  • Ambulance Transfers.
  • Hospital Stays.
  • Surgical Procedures.
  • Operations.
  • Medical Staff Fees.
  • Clinical Exams and Consultations.
  • Medication.
  • Rehabilitation Treatments.
  • Equipment Needed for Rehabilitation Therapy.
  • They are hiring Support Staff if Injuries Prevent Daily Activities (such as picking up children from school or grocery shopping).
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2. Reimbursement for Lost Wages

Compensation benefits include paying workers a percentage of their wages when they cannot work due to injuries. In cases where a worker's injuries are permanent, benefits may consist of lifetime pensions to provide the worker with income to offset their inability to return to work.

3. Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Accidents are traumatic events in the lives of victims. Their impact extends beyond physical injuries, as victims may also experience psychological and emotional distress, such as:

  • Mental Stress
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Anguish
  • Depression.

Within the legal framework, compensations for these types of distress are known as "pain and suffering" and must be considered by the victims' lawyers to accurately calculate the total compensation demanded due to their workplace accidents.

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries while working in construction? Call us and request a free consultation online. Gorayeb & Associates is your best choice. In addition to winning over a billion dollars for our clients, of which we are proud.

How Do Workplace Accident Cases Work?

At Gorayeb Gorayeb & Associates, our expert workplace injury lawyers are dedicated to defending the rights of labor victims and securing fair compensation for them and their families, enabling them to rebuild their lives.

There are various stages and specialized procedures involved to accomplish compensation. We outline some essential steps in handling a workplace construction incident lawsuit.

In workplace accident cases, the victim's health is always the top priority. Therefore, the first step should always be:

  • Seek medical attention immediately (call 911 or have someone call for you).

After the victim has received medical care, it is advisable to:

  • Report the accident to your employer.
  • Get in touch with a workplace injury lawyer from Gorayeb & Associates.

Workers' insurance policies sometimes only cover treatment from certain medical providers, who may only occasionally be best suited for the type of injury sustained in the accident. Part of the assistance a workplace accident lawyer can offer is ensuring the victim receives optimal medical care and keeping an organized record of all patient consultations and diagnoses.

The key to winning workplace accident cases lies in proving that someone else's fault caused the worker's injury, be it an individual or a company. By gathering evidence, we will be a step closer to fulfilling compensation. For example:

  • Eyewitness testimonies of the accident.
  • A copy of evaluations performed at the accident scene.
  • Visual materials illustrating the accident circumstances (like photographs or videos).

Throughout the evidence collection process, Gorayeb & Associates boasts a team of experts from various fields (including investigation, construction engineering, and medical), enabling us to amass all necessary evidence to prove the worker was the victim of a workplace accident.

After gathering the necessary evidence, the legal team at Gorayeb & Associates constructs a legally robust case. It calculates the compensation amount based on the following criteria:

  • The severity of the injuries sustained by the worker.
  • The predicted maximum recovery time for their injuries.
  • Whether the injuries will prevent the worker from being able to work, and if so, for how long.
  • The emotional and psychological impact the accident has had on the worker.

Once we determine the amount of the construction site injury compensation, we take the case to the responsible party (usually represented by an insurance company).

An essential aspect of Gorayeb & Associates' long history of successful cases is our exceptional negotiation skills with the at-fault party's insurance company. These skills ensure fair compensation, allowing the victim to focus entirely on recovery without financial worries.

In this regard, many clients wonder if workplace accident cases need to go to trial. Statistically, most reach settlement before trial:

  • Approximately ninety-five percent of personal injury claims settle before trial.
  • On average, only one in twenty individual injury cases are solved in court.

Unlike other legal firms that conclude their client relationship upon winning the case, Gorayeb & Associates supports the victims throughout their recovery, maintaining continuous communication to stay updated on health developments.

Our commitment extends well beyond providing excellent legal services to construction accident victims.

How Much Do I Need to Pay to Hire Gorayeb & Associates?

At Gorayeb & Associates, our top priority is always the victims and defending their best interests. That's why you don't have to pay us out of pocket when you hire us. We typically handle personal injury cases on a financial model designed to protect your finances, known as a "contingency fee basis," which works as follows:

  • You don't have to pay us out of pocket upon taking your case.
  • We cover the expenses of your case with our resources.
  • If we win the case, we receive a smaller percentage of the compensation awarded to you.
  • If we don't win the case, we don't receive anything.

This basis ensures that you can be confident that Gorayeb & Associates' lawyers are putting their utmost effort and full-time dedication into winning your case and securing compensation that allows you to recover without financial strain.

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Gorayeb & Associates' Construction Accident Lawyers: Your Best Choice

If you or a loved one need a lawyer specializing in construction accidents, Gorayeb & Associates is your best choice because:

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We have won over a billion dollars for our clients.

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When you hire us, you won't have to pay anything out of pocket!

Frequently Asked Questions About Managing Your New York Construction Accident Case

Gorayeb & Associates is committed to securing maximum compensation for construction accident victims, regardless of their immigration status. Your immigration status does not prevent you from filing a lawsuit and being compensated for your injuries. Our expert staff is ready to assist you. With over 30 years of experience, Gorayeb & Associates has won more than $1 billion for our clients.

We handle personal injury cases contingently, meaning the client pays nothing unless the lawyer wins the case. The attorney covers all case costs, so you pay nothing unless the lawyer wins the case and you receive monetary compensation.

The time it takes for a case to conclude depends on the type of accident, how many companies we take legal action against, the severity of your injuries, and how many surgeries you've undergone. Generally, litigation takes around three to five years.

Yes, the information you share with our lawyers will remain confidential. Your information will be protected even after our legal representation ends. It's essential for you to feel confident in sharing your case with us.

Negligence is the lack of reasonable care to prevent harm to others. A person is negligent when they do something that a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonably prudent person would do in the same problem. Suppose you have a personal injury accident caused by someone's negligent behavior. In that case, you can claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Consult with a lawyer to guide you through your case.

Why Hire Gorayeb & Associates' Lawyers for Your Case?

Now that you know basic information about your construction accident lawsuit, you know that we can help you and your family. We are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. One of our workplace accident case lawyers is ready to assist you and explain how we handle your construction accident case in New York. Call us now and book your free consultation.

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