Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction Site Work Injuries in Brooklyn Need a Tough New York Personal Injury Attorney
There is a reason Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP is a highly respected workers compensation law firm that injured New Yorkers go to for reliable legal representation. We have been assisting injured NY construction workers for more than 90 years, successfully obtaining significant settlements for injured carpenters, sandhogs, welders, utility workers, mechanics, foremen, electricians and plumbers. We know that construction site workers like you risk your life on the job every day. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, laborers suffer the most workplace injuries and illnesses in the nation and, with constant construction going on in Brooklyn, hurt construction workers contact us more than any other kind of Brooklyn employee.
Fierce Brooklyn Construction Injury Lawyers Who Go to Bat for Every Workers Compensation Case
We know how catastrophic construction accidents can be, particularly if the injured construction worker is the breadwinner for his or her family. Workers compensation law and New York scaffolding law are complex, and we leverage both to the full extent in order to defend the rights of our clients. Insurance companies will do their best to downplay construction worker pain and injuries, even though so many construction accidents can be life-threatening. From traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury to paralysis and coma-no matter how you were injured in your construction job, you need staunch, experienced legal representation. That's Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP.
How are workers injured on construction sites?
There are many types of accidents that can happen in construction. Every year, workers are injured by:
- Falls from heights – Accidents involving workers falling from ladders, roofs, or elevated platforms, or down elevator shafts.
- Being struck by falling objects – Incidents in which workers are hit by tools, equipment, or materials that fall from above.
- Electrocution – Accidents resulting from contact with live wires or electrical equipment.
- Caught-in/between accidents – Workers getting caught or trapped in machinery, equipment, or between objects.
- Trench or excavation accidents – Incidents related to collapses or cave-ins in trenches or excavated areas.
- Machinery accidents – Injuries caused by operating heavy machinery, such as cranes, forklifts, or bulldozers.
- Welding and cutting accidents – Burns, eye injuries, or respiratory problems resulting from welding, cutting, or soldering operations.
- Scaffolding accidents – Falls or collapses involving improperly installed or maintained scaffolding.
- Structural collapses – Accidents related to the failure of structures, walls, roofs, or floors.
- Strains and sprains – Injuries caused by overexertion, heavy lifting, or repetitive tasks.
If you were hurt in a construction accident, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Be sure to notify your supervisor that you were hurt in a workplace accident. Then talk to an experienced Brooklyn workers’ compensation lawyer.
You deserve workers’ compensation benefits
Workers’ comp covers your medical expenses for treating your injuries and also provides you with partial wages to help you get by while you can’t work. But workers’ compensation benefits aren’t guaranteed.
Employers and insurance companies dispute claims, and benefits can be denied for many reasons. They may claim the injury was not reported on time, there was a lack of medical evidence, or that you had a pre-existing condition. Or an employer may claim you were in violation of policies that made you ineligible for benefits.
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help. Following your construction accident, an attorney can:
- Gather evidence to support your claim – This includes medical records, employment records, witness statements, and other relevant documentation.
- Ensure that deadlines are met – This helps prevent potential delays or denials due to missed deadlines.
- Handle all communication – A lawyer can deal directly with the insurance company, your employer, and other involved parties. An attorney can handle negotiations, respond to inquiries, and fight for your best interests.
- Handle your appeal – If your workers' compensation claim is denied, a lawyer can gather additional evidence, prepare legal arguments, and represent you in hearings and appeals.
We're the Reliable, Go-To Brooklyn Legal Team You Want In Your Corner
OSHA safety violations, inadequate protective gear and hazardous conditions can all result in numerous grave injuries, from power tool accidents and falls from scaffolding to forklift accidents, falling object accidents and burn injuries. If you were injured due to a construction site accident injury, or if you lost a loved one in a Brooklyn construction site wrongful death, we can help you pursue workers compensation benefits and wrongful death benefits. Call us toll-free at (718) 395-5056 or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is personalized and confidential, and we're on your side.
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180 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Brooklyn, NY 11234
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