A proven record
SAM will take on cases other firms won’t and win them. This is one of many good reasons why it’s earned the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a firm established in 1898 and the most trusted legal information services provider in America.
Manhattan NYC Construction Injury Accident Lawyer
There is always a potential risk in working in the construction industry. Construction workers account for 27% of all work-related deaths in NYC, despite making up only 5% of the city’s total workforce. Even with the effort being put into reducing accidents in the construction workplace, the amount of workers that get injured and/or killed on duty is still alarmingly high.
For more information, answers to your questions or directions to our office locations, you can access the SAM website contact page https://ask4sam.net/contact/. Or, if you want a direct, free consultation from SAM experts in automobile accidents, you can contact the hotline 1-877-ASK4SAM.
The law firm of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos has been handling construction accidents for over two decades and has the knowledge and experience in overcoming all kinds of cases regarding accidents in the workplace. They understand how difficult and complicated the accident cases can get and will guide you through each and every step of the way. From discussing options to taking the case to court if necessary, our Ask4SAM lawyers will be by your side.
Our firm has a team of lawyers and experts who have the knowledge and expertise in the areas of the law they manage. They know how to handle each step of the process and guide the clients with whatever case they are dealing with.
Types of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents can come in all forms and there can be dozens of factors that can cause an accident. These factors are what make working in construction a more dangerous profession than others. Even when there are precautions in place, no workplace can be entirely secure and accidents are bound to happen. Some of these can include:
- Building collapse
- Brazing accidents while cutting and welding
- Crane accidents
- Accidents due to defective equipment
- Dumpster accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Falling objects
- Slip and falls
- Forklift accidents
- Gas explosions
- Logging accidents
- Ladder accidents
- Nail gun accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Structure failing
- Wrongful death
Serious accidents like these can leave the victim out of work, sometimes permanently. It is vital to seek help immediately after an accident to determine the state in which a victim is in and the options they have for the betterment of their future. If a victim has suffered a major injury that could potentially be detrimental for their future work or future health, they should be properly compensated and taken care of.
Steps To Take After A Construction Accident
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, it is important to consult with a construction accident attorney immediately. Most victims of construction accidents aim to file for a workers’ compensation claim. New York City has a no-fault system, so the injury doesn’t have to prove fault. This route may seem the easiest and most convenient, however if the victim suffered more severe injuries, they can go further and file for a personal injury claim.
An Ask4SAM lawyer will know how to handle each step in filing for further claims in order to receive the maximum compensation for the damages done. More often than not, victims of construction accidents are not compensated for all the expenses involved after the accident.
These can include:
- Amount of Lost Income
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Nursing care
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome. Including depression and anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Your health should always come first after an accident. This is why we ensure that you are properly attended to apart from helping you in your legal matters. Expenses after an accident are no joke and it might even take months before a victim is able to work again. The compensation received might not even cover those expenses. This is what we fight for and represent for our clients: the ability to allow their clients to be treated right by the law.
ASK4SAM Knows Manhattan
Silberstein, Awad & Miklos has offices in each of the five boroughs of New York City. We know the Manhattan area and have been assisting Manhattanites with law cases across different fields for over two decades. We understand the importance of knowing the area in which you’re practicing and knowing how the law works differently. We offer free consultation online or through our landline. We understand the tedious process of building a case against an employer, especially when pursuing deeper cases such as personal injury and will guide you in each and every step of the way. Our office is located at:
Our Manhattan / New York City Office
New York, NY 10005