Staten Island Construction Accidents Lawyer

Construction has been one of the largest industries in New York City for a long time. In such a bustling metropolis, numerous construction projects are always underway. This is among the many reasons Staten Island residents often work in this field.

It is important for all Staten Island construction workers to exercise extreme caution on the job. Their line of work involves greater safety risks than most occupations. As a Staten Island construction worker, you likely take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of not only yourself but of your coworkers. However, this does not guarantee you will never be involved in an accident. There are many factors you have no control over on worksites, and it is entirely possible to be involved in an accident through no fault of your own.

While you will hopefully never be in a construction accident, you may sustain injuries that could leave you facing medical bills, lost wages, and similar hardships. In most cases, you can recover compensation for such losses.

Review your case with a Staten Island construction accidents attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more. Our lawyers in Staten Island can discuss your options and provide the aggressive representation you are seeking.

Staten Island Construction Accidents: Essential Information

It is impossible to overstate the importance of prioritizing safety as a construction worker. Research shows that construction accidents account for one in five American worker fatalities every year.

Potential causes of Staten Island construction accidents include–but are not limited to–the following:

  • Failure to maintain safe work premises
  • Failure to provide workers with necessary safety equipment
  • Improperly installed scaffolding
  • Not properly training workers
  • Not communicating safety procedures or warnings
  • Defective equipment

Such causes may lead to accidents like falls from heights, falling objects striking workers, fires and explosions, electrical accidents, repetitive stress injuries, machinery accidents, collapsed buildings, crane accidents, or exposure to harmful chemicals or materials.

Injuries you may sustain if you are ever harmed in such an accident include, but are also not limited to:

  • Head trauma, which may result in long-term cognition, memory, and emotional regulation difficulties
  • Spinal cord injuries, potentially causing paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Chronic pain due to repetitive stress and/or overexertion
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limbs
  • Loss of eyesight and/or hearing

You are likely entitled to compensation for losses associated with such injuries. To optimize your chances of collecting what you may be eligible for, contact the experts at our law firm in Staten Island.

How Our Construction Accident Law Firm Near Staten Island Can Help You

The first steps you should take after being involved in even a minor construction accident are:

  • Reporting the incident to your supervisor
  • Getting the names and contact information of any witnesses on the scene
  • Taking pictures of any noticeable injuries and of the accident scene if it is safe to do so
  • Seeing a doctor right away, regardless of whether you believe you have been seriously injured

Once you obtain any necessary medical assistance, you should schedule a free consultation to review your case with one of our skilled Staten Island construction accident lawyers. They can help you in the following ways:

Gathering Evidence

If you work or live in Staten Island, your employer most likely has workers’ compensation insurance. You can generally file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if your injuries and related losses were caused by an accident that happened while you were working.

Insurance companies may try to deny workers’ compensation claims by arguing there is a reason to conclude an injured employee is not eligible for them. If this happens, our Staten Island construction accident lawyers can help you demonstrate that you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits by conducting an investigation to gather evidence showing you qualify. Once we have documented proof, your case will be stronger and harder to decline.

Pursuing Compensation

At Shulman & Hill, we work to help our clients pursue any compensation they may be entitled to after suffering construction-related injuries. There are several things that will factor into the types of compensation we can pursue for our clients, particularly whether or not you are filing a workers’ compensation claim and/or a personal injury lawsuit.

In both cases, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical costs for past and future medical treatment, as well as money to account for lost wages if you are unable to work because of your injury.

If you are also filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to pursue non-economic damages as well, including for pain and suffering.

Our attorneys will work hard to pursue all possible financial losses to make sure you focus only on restoring your health and getting back on your feet.

Negotiating

Because insurers may strive to pay out as little as possible, they often prefer working with an inexperienced claimant who does not have legal representation. An insurer may convince you to settle your personal injury lawsuit for less than your claim is truly worth. Our legal professionals can negotiate on your behalf for a payout that is fair given the extent of your injuries and losses.

Handling Key Administrative Tasks

Completing paperwork, corresponding with adjusters, and gathering evidence are just a few of the tasks that filing a claim for compensation involves. After being harmed in a Staten Island construction accident, your primary focus should be on your recovery. Let us handle all of these tasks for you.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our team at Shulman & Hill has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for various clients over the years. This degree of success is a direct result of our aggressive yet personalized approach to each of our cases.

To learn more about what our Staten Island construction accident attorneys can do for you, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free legal consultation online.

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