Queens Construction Accident Lawyers

At Gorayeb & Associates, our Queens construction accident lawyers help victims of workplace injuries receive comprehensive compensation. We ensure that they:

  • Cover all their medical and rehabilitation expenses.
  • Recover all lost wages due to the accident.
  • Receive payments for pain and suffering, which include emotional and psychological distress.

Understanding that you can claim compensation in New York if you've experienced a workplace injury is crucial. When you enlist the services of Gorayeb & Associates' attorneys, you won't be required to cover any expenses upfront. With a track record of securing over a billion dollars in compensation for our clients, our lawyers advocate for your rights and ensure the compensation you deserve.

Throughout this page, we'll explain everything you need to know about the legal defense we provide to victims of workplace accidents:

  • How Can Our Queens Construction Site Lawyers Help You?
  • How Much Is the Full Service of Our Queens Scaffold Accident Lawyers?
  • In What Types of Accidents Can Queens Building Site Injury Lawyers Help Me?
    • Construction Accidents
    • Truck Accidents
    • Wrongful Death
  • What Amount of Compensation Can I Anticipate Upon Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    • Economic Expenses
    • Non-economic Expenses
  • Predominant Injuries in Workplace Accidents
  • Statistics on Construction Accidents in the United States and NY
  • What to Do in Case of a Construction Accident in Queens?
  • How Do You Respond to an Insurance Company Rep Approach?
  • Top 10 Tips for Preventing Workplace Accidents
¿Cuánto cobra un abogado por caso de accidente de construcción?

If you or someone close to you has experienced a worksite injury, our Queens construction injury attorneys at Gorayeb & Associates are prepared to protect your legal rights and strive to obtain the highest possible compensation as allowed by the law. Take the first step now by scheduling your free consultation.

How Can Our Queens Construction Site Lawyers Help You?

To win a personal injury case, the victim must prove that their injuries resulted from someone else's fault or negligence, correctly said. Proving negligence in an accident isn't easy, and that's where the expertise of Gorayeb & Associates' Queens workplace accident attorneys comes in.

We're specialists in winning cases like yours. Our team provides personalized assistance to each client. You'll never walk alone in your accident claim.

Here's how we help accident victims receive the maximum compensation possible:

  1. We manage all legal facets of the case, enabling the client to concentrate entirely on recuperation alongside their family.
  2. We ensure clients receive the ideal medical attention if needed.
  3. We meticulously review all legal components of the case, including contract specifications, filing Workers Compensation Program when eligible, and potential responsibility of third parties beyond the employer, such as the general contractor, supervisor, or colleague.
  4. We collect the essential evidence required to establish the liability of the accountable party, which encompasses witness statements, evaluations of accident-involved structures (such as scaffolds, ladders, or defective electrical outlets), medical documentation, police records, and visual documentation of the incident through photos or videos.
  5. We will build a robust case based on the gathered evidence.
  6. Expert calculation of the total amount we will request for compensation, considering the severity of injuries, estimated recovery time, and psychological/emotional impact on the victim and their family.
  7. We will also bargain with the liable party to obtain the highest possible compensation for the victim.
  8. If negotiation fails, we proceed to trial. However, according to The Law Dictionary, around 95 percent of lawsuits are settled before court.
  9. We maintain close contact with the client to support their recovery process and ensure all aspects of the agreement are fulfilled even after finishing our work.
  10. We can provide cash reimbursements in advance on the claim during the process.

This comprehensive approach ensures that accident victims receive the support and compensation they deserve.

How Much Is the Full Service of Our Queens Scaffold Accident Lawyers?

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When you hire a Gorayeb & Associates personal injury lawyer, you won't have to pay anything out of pocket at any point.

This payment is made possible through a working arrangement, "contingency fees," designed to protect victims. Under this arrangement, lawyers handle your case using their resources. In return, they receive a smaller percentage of the final compensation you receive.

This setup ensures that the lawyers fully invest in winning your case, as their payment depends on the outcome.

In What Types of Accidents Can Queens Building Site Injury Lawyers Help Me?

At Gorayeb & Associates, our building accident lawyers in Queens represent victims in various practice areas, primarily focusing on construction accidents.

The construction industry involves some of the most hazardous jobs because many of them require the following:

  • Working at great heights.
  • Operating heavy machinery.
  • Using risky tools and substances.

Within the various areas of practice specialized by Gorayeb & Associates' construction accident lawyers in Queens, we handle cases involving:

Accidents involving trucks result in severe injuries for victims. Legally, these accidents are complex to resolve because they typically involve multiple victims and insurance companies.

At Gorayeb & Associates, we specialize in assisting victims of the following types of truck accidents:

When a tragedy occurs, and a victim of an accident passes away, their families have the right to seek compensation to navigate the grieving process without financial distress.

These cases are known as wrongful death. Among the relatives entitled to claim compensation are:

  • The victim's spouse or domestic partner.
  • Children.
  • Mother and father.
  • Siblings.

Among the compensation benefits that the family members of a wrongful death victim can receive are:

  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Loss of income.
  • Loss of consortium (a benefit the victim's spouse or domestic partner can request).

What Amount of Compensation Can I Anticipate Upon Winning a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

There isn't a fixed amount that victims of negligence accidents receive. Each compensation varies and is typically determined by:

  • The severity of the injuries.
  • The estimated recovery time.

Injury accident lawyers combine benefits from two categories to calculate the exact figure.

Economic expenses to the financial losses directly associated with the injuries. For example:

  • Medications. Prescription drugs or over-the-counter remedies used to treat injuries or medical conditions resulting from a construction accident in New York.
  • Hospitalization. Admission for medical treatment due to injuries sustained in a construction accident. This involves staying in the hospital for some time under the care of medical professionals.
  • Clinical studies. Research investigations involving human participants to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medical treatments, interventions, or devices related to injuries sustained in construction accidents.
  • Intensive care unit (ICU). A specialized department within a hospital that provides intensive medical care for individuals with severe injuries or illnesses, including those resulting from construction accidents.
  • Doctor's fees. Charges incurred for medical services provided by doctors or healthcare professionals in New York related to treatment for injuries sustained in construction accidents.
  • Ambulance services. Emergency medical transportation for individuals injured in construction accidents to transport them from the accident site to a hospital or other medical facility in New York.
  • Consultations. Meetings or discussions with medical specialists or other professionals in New York to seek advice or information regarding treatment options, rehabilitation, or legal matters related to construction accidents.
  • Rehabilitation equipment. Assist devices for rehabilitating individuals injured in construction accidents.
  • Funeral expenses. Costs associated with arranging and conducting a funeral or memorial service for an individual who died due to a construction accident in New York.
  • Lost wages reimbursement. Provided to individuals who cannot work due to injuries sustained in construction accidents, reimbursing them for the income they have lost during their recovery period.

These expenses include the emotional and psychological issues that the accident caused or may cause in the victims. For example:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Phobias
  • Loss of ability to spend quality time with family and loved ones.
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Predominant Injuries in Workplace Accidents

The following are some of the primary personal injuries caused by workplace accidents:

  • Bruises. Bruises affect muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Sprains. Sprains affect ligaments, which are the connecting bone tissues.
  • Fractures. Injuries to bones.
  • Burn. Severe injuries to the skin or tissues beneath the skin.
  • Crush injuries. Injuries caused by the compression of body tissues.
  • Electrocution, fires, and explosions. These can lead to burn injuries.
  • Poisoning. Working with toxic substances can expose construction workers to poisoning-related injuries.
  • Injuries to knees, elbows, ankles, abdomen, and chest.
  • Neck injuries (mainly whiplash).
  • Spinal cord injuries. These can result in particularly severe injuries if the spinal cord is also affected.

Statistics on Construction Accidents in the United States and NY

According to statistics from the New York City government, working in construction is a high-risk occupation:

  • Every year in New York, 20 people die in construction accidents.
  • The construction industry reports five times more deaths than any other industry in New York.

Regarding national construction accident figures, a report by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics states that:

  • More than 10 percent of the annual reported workplace deaths in the United States come from the construction industry.
Tipos de lesión en construcción que ameritan una demanda

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has studied the causes of these accidents and determined that 60 percent of fatal accidents in the construction industry result from four main types of accidents:

What to Do in Case of a Construction Accident in Queens?

The first thing you should do after experiencing an accident is to seek immediate medical attention:

  • If no one has done so already, request an ambulance.
  • Follow all instructions given by medical personnel.
  • Request a copy of the diagnosis of your injuries.

After receiving medical attention, notify your employer. Keeping a copy of this notification is essential, so doing it in writing (for example, via email) is recommended.

Once you've notified your employer, you must contact a Gorayeb & Associates accident lawyer immediately.

Consider these steps: Gather contact details of eyewitnesses and others involved. Document the accident and injuries with photos and videos. If it occurred at work, inform the company. Ensure your social media accounts are private, and avoid discussing the accident online.

How Do You Respond to an Insurance Company Rep Approach?

After experiencing an accident, an insurance adjuster will likely want to speak with you and seek an agreement where the insurance company pays as little as possible. If this happens, you should not sign anything nor make any declarations.

Contact a construction accident lawyer from Gorayeb & Associates and explain to the insurance adjuster that your lawyer will conduct all negotiations from that point forward.

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Preventing Worksite Accidents

Worksite accidents cause serious injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death. That's why workers need to take necessary safety measures to prevent them.

Here are some prevention tips for avoiding workplace accidents:

  1. Always use the correct safety gear. Protective equipment is essential for injury prevention.
  2. Adhere to the safety protocols implemented by your employer. These guidelines safeguard both you and your colleagues.
  3. Stay vigilant of your surroundings and remain alert for possible hazards. Maintain awareness of your workspace and be vigilant for anything that may present a risk.
  4. Work with others. It's important to let your coworkers know where you'll be working, especially if you're doing a job that involves risk.
  5. Ensure you get adequate rest. Fatigue can heighten the likelihood of accidents.
  6. Refrain from consuming alcohol or drugs before or while on duty.
  7. Discuss any safety concerns you observe with your employer. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure a safe work environment.
  8. Undergo safety training. Proper safety training can assist in accident prevention.
  9. Maintain your tools and equipment in proper condition. Defective tools and equipment pose potential dangers.
  10. Familiarize yourself with the unique hazards associated with your role. Every job entails specific risks. Understanding these risks enables you to implement the necessary precautions to safeguard yourself.

Queens Construction Injury Attorneys from Gorayeb and Associates, Your Best Shot!

Our work at Gorayeb & Associates is distinguished by legal excellence and by providing amicable, competent, and high-end service to our clients. With over 35 years of experience behind us, we've won many cases like yours in New York City, making us The People's Lawyers.

Suppose you or someone close to you has experienced a workplace injury. In that case, the Queens construction accident lawyers at Gorayeb & Associates will protect your legal rights and strive to obtain the highest possible compensation permitted by law. Take the first step by booking your free consultation now.

Gorayeb Team

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