Construction accidents leading to serious injury or death have reached staggering numbers in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and all neighborhoods of New York. Injured construction workers are left facing an uncertain future, physically, emotionally, and financially. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we act as legal advocates for injured construction workers and their families in workers’ compensation claims and file third-party claims in construction accident cases.
At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we provide injured construction workers with experienced legal representation to pursue the maximum possible, both through the workers’ compensation system and through filing a third party claim when possible. Our team is committed to providing legal services that are above and beyond the ordinary, including:
If a construction worker has suffered serious injuries, he or she may be unable to work and earn a living, much less support a family – and most workers’ compensation insurance often has a limit that does not match your needs. A third party lawsuit can bring compensation that is far above anything paid through the workers’ compensation system. We provide experienced legal representation to help you resolve this critical issue and will evaluate every detail of your case to determine whether a third party lawsuit is possible, concurrently managing your workers’ compensation case.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) lists what they call the “fatal four,” reflecting the fact that one in five worker deaths in the country is in the construction industry, with four main causes of death:
The New York Post reports that construction accidents and deaths in the Brooklyn area are rising, with the construction industry having the most deadly year in over a decade. Over 37.5 percent of work-related deaths in the area took place in the construction industry. The types of construction accidents leading to serious injury or death include, but are not limited to the following:
As a construction worker, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits if you are injured while performing your work duties. Unfortunately, these benefits are usually not enough to cover the costs of living. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, the first step will be to determine if your case involves any third-party liability. The workers’ compensation system does not allow you to seek compensation for pain and suffering, but will cover the costs of medical bills, retraining, and pay you a portion of what you were earning through your employment.
If a third party is found liable, damages can be pursued through a claim or lawsuit filed against a negligent party, whether a subcontractor, utility, equipment manufacturer or leasing company or other parties whose negligence contributed to the accident and injuries. Let our team of professional construction accident lawyer help you pursue every form of compensation.
Contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free case evaluation. We can help you navigate the complex matters associated with a construction accident that led to serious or fatal injuries and charge no fees unless we are successful. Regardless of whether you are located in Brooklyn, The Bronx, or NYC, we are ready to help you seek justice.