Queens Fatal Workplace Accident Attorneys

Fatal workplace accident

When an employee dies in a fatal workplace accident in Queens, nothing can take away the pain the surviving family members are left with. In addition to the shock of the news and the need to come to terms with their loved one’s absence, they may also feel an immense sense of injustice and anger toward those responsible for their loved one’s death. Moreover, dependents may struggle to cope with the sudden loss of income.

The Queens fatal workplace accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., understand how indescribably devastating it can be to lose someone in an on-the-job accident. While we know that no financial compensation can undo your loss, our attorneys believe that you deserve an opportunity to seek justice through a workplace wrongful death claim.

Our team stands ready to fight to help you pursue significant compensation so you can find a way to plan your future with dignity despite your unexpected loss. Many families also find a degree of solace in taking action to seek a measure of justice for their loved one’s wrongful death.

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you. The consultation is totally confidential and comes without any further obligations on your part.

Why Families in Queens Choose Our Fatal Workplace Accident Lawyers

When it comes to compensation claims for fatal accidents in Queens workplaces, your future security may depend on obtaining the most successful result possible. With so much at stake for your family, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has the experience, knowledge, and skills to seek the maximum compensation available in your case.

The proven Queens fatal workplace accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., have over 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of accident victims and their family members in New York. Our team has secured numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts and has recovered over half a billion dollars in total for our clients. With a thorough knowledge of New York Labor Law and other laws affecting wrongful death claims, we understand how to craft the most compelling cases for the surviving family members of individuals who have lost their lives in fatal workplace accidents.

Your initial consultation is free, and we take payment only after we have secured a financial award or settlement for you. This arrangement means you can access the best legal services regardless of your financial situation. Let our team of Queens workplace accident lawyers tackle your claim so you can focus on grieving your loss and rebuilding your future.

Common Causes and Types of Deadly Accidents at Work in Queens

Workplace accident injuries and fatalities in Queens can occur due to a variety of causes, including:

  • Falls from heights (for example, falls from scaffolding, ladders, and roofs)
  • Struck by falling objects or debris
  • Electrocutions
  • Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
  • Trench or excavation collapses
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments

Some of the most common types of deadly accidents at work in Queens involve:

  • Construction accidents
  • Industrial accidents (for example, manufacturing and warehousing)
  • Transportation accidents (for example, truck crashes and forklift accidents)
  • Explosions and fires
  • Machinery-related accidents

Whatever the cause of the workplace accident or construction accident that took your loved one’s life, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., can evaluate and explain your legal options for seeking justice and maximum compensation.

Potential Types of Workplace Death Claims in Queens 

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident in Queens, you may be able to file various types of wrongful death claims depending on the circumstances. The main types of claims include:

  • Labor Law Claims Based on New York Labor Laws

    • Labor Law Section 240(1) – Known as the “scaffold law,” this section imposes strict liability on property owners and contractors for gravity-related workplace accidents involving elevated work.
    • Labor Law Section 241(6) – This section requires employers to provide reasonable and adequate protection to construction workers on job sites, as outlined in the New York Industrial Code.
    • Labor Law Section 200 – This provision allows workers to file a personal injury lawsuit against property owners and contractors for failing to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Other Third-Party Claims

    • Product liability claims – If defective tools, machinery, or other equipment contributed to the fatal accident, you may have a valid personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer or supplier.
    • Negligence claims – You may have a personal injury lawsuit against negligent third parties (other than the employer or a co-worker) who contributed to the accident, such as the at-fault driver in a car accident.
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims

    • Survivors’ benefits – Eligible dependents may receive death benefits through the workers’ compensation system, including burial expenses, weekly cash benefits, and potential lump-sum payments.

What Compensation Is Available If I Lost a Loved One at Work in Queens?

Depending on the specific claims you file, potential compensation can include:

  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Costs of medical care prior to your loved one’s death
  • Loss of benefits (for example, health insurance and retirement contributions)
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish (for the deceased before death)
  • Loss of consortium (for the surviving spouse)
  • Loss of parental guidance (for surviving children)
  • Punitive damages (in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct)

Who receives the compensation will depend on the type of claim and the decedent’s surviving family members. Generally, the following individuals may be eligible to receive compensation:

  • Spouse
  • Children (including adopted children)
  • Grandchildren (if the deceased’s children are deceased)
  • Parents (if the deceased had no spouse or children)
  • Siblings (if the deceased had no spouse, children, or parents)
  • Other dependents (for example, life partners and financially dependent relatives)

An experienced Queens fatal workplace accident attorney from our law firm is ready to work to ensure that all eligible family members and dependents are included in the claim and that you receive the maximum compensation available under the law.

How Long Do I Have to File a Fatal Workplace Accident Claim in Queens?

The deadline for a fatal workplace accident claim in New York depends on what type of claim you are filing. For a third-party claim against an employer or a product manufacturer, you must file within three years. For workers’ compensation survivors’ benefits claim, you must file within two years.

In either case, consulting our Queens personal injury attorneys as early as possible is essential. The sooner we can get started working on a thorough investigation of your case, the sooner we can collect crucial evidence and witness testimony to maximize your chances of success.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Queens Workplace Accident Lawyers

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal work accident in Queens, we at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., would like to extend our deepest condolences. Our Queens construction accident lawyers and workplace injury lawyers know that life can feel overwhelming in the wake of such a loss, and we want to do everything we can to support you through your next steps.

Call us today or contact us online for a free case evaluation to learn more about how we can help you seek the compensation and the justice you deserve.