New York City is in the midst of billions of dollars’ worth of construction projects – an estimated $150 billion between 2013 and 2017 in new projects, to be exact. Queens is at the heart of a significant portion of this, primarily spurred by the massive project to renovate and expand LaGuardia Airport after decades of neglect. According to the New York Building Congress, 32 percent of the value of new citywide construction projects in 2017 alone came from Queens, in part because of the $10 billion in spending to renovate the airport, but also in part because of the $1.6 billion in residential construction. Queens is bustling with projects across the borough, and while this work will help transform the city and improve countless areas in need, far too many of these worksites fail to meet basic safety standards and put the health and safety of workers at risk.
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Hiring the right attorney to represent you is one of the most important things you can do if you were injured on the job. At The Perecman Firm, we have spent more than 35 years working with injured construction workers throughout New York City, including many workers injured on construction sites in Queens. We understand what you’re going through, and will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you secure the maximum compensation possible. Contact our firm today to discuss your case with one of our Queens construction accident attorneys and begin planning out your next steps.
If you were injured in a workplace accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the site owner, the general contractor, or other contractors who were legally responsible for your safety. Specifically, you may be protected by New York Labor Laws 200, 240, and 241(6), which offer protections for workers in many cases where workers’ compensation benefits do not adequately cover your damages, like loss of earnings and benefits. However, you may not be able to take additional legal action beyond filing a workers’ compensation claim so you need to speak with your attorney about whether or not your injuries fall under the protection of these Labor Laws.
If you were injured while working on a construction site in Queens, it’s important to find the right attorney to represent you throughout your case. At The Perecman Firm, our construction accident lawyers have spent decades working with injured construction workers throughout the city, and have secured tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for workers injured in Queens alone. Call our firm at (212) 577-9325 to speak with a member of our firm today, or fill out our online form to set up a free case evaluation. We understand just how important securing the compensation you need is, and we have the experience you can trust.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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