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When you’re up against the system, you need to know how it works

If you were hurt in an accident in New York City, you shouldn’t get hurt again by the insurance company. Insurance adjusters and defense attorneys know how the personal injury process works. They are involved in it every day, and they know how to work the system to pay injured people as little as possible.

You need to understand what you’re up against. Our job is to demystify the personal injury process and help you find your path forward. Note, however, that these articles are general information on personal injury claims in New York, not legal advice on any specific situation. If you’ve been injured, we strongly encourage you to discuss your individual case with us in a free consultation.

Know Your Rights After a Fall on an NYC Construction Site

Falls from heights are among the deadliest types of construction accidents, especially in New York City where workers may fall from many stories above grounds. We explain why they’re so dangerous – and how negligent construction companies can be held accountable.

The Power of Third-Party Claims in Construction Accidents

When you’re hurt on the job, you can get workers’ compensation, but that only covers a portion of your losses. Because of the nature of construction work, you may also be able to file a third-party claim – and that can make a difference of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars.

Confined Spaces Worker Accidents in New York City

Whether it’s a manhole, pipeline, storm drain, access tunnel, crawl space, pit, or tank, many New York construction workers have to go into confined spaces. We break down the legal implications of an accident in such a space.

Who Pays My Medical Bills and Wages After a Construction Accident?

Depending on the circumstances, you may have access to compensation beyond what workers’ comp pays. A third-party liability claim can provide additional coverage for your medica bills, lost wages, and other expenses.

Can I File A Lawsuit After a Construction Accident?

What are your rights after a construction accident injury in New York? Can you sue, and if so, who? Our attorneys break down the criteria that must be met in order to file a construction accident lawsuit.

OSHA Regulations for Construction Workers

OSHA safety regulations protect construction workers from many types of accidents. We break down some of the most important regulations – and the legal recourse you may have if those regulations were not followed.

Understanding New York’s “Scaffold Law”

The “Scaffold Law,” Labor Law 240, plays a critical role in many construction accident cases in New York City. We break down how this law works and why you need an attorney who understands its nuances.

Should I Report a Work Injury to My Employer?

We break down why it’s important to report a work injury right away – and why you should do it in writing to protect your legal rights.

Who Can I Sue After a New York City Construction Accident?

Depending on the circumstances, there can be several liable parties after a construction accident in NYC. We break down who those parties could be and how a construction accident lawyer can help.

Steps to Take After a Construction Accident

It’s easy to be dazed and confused after you’re hurt on the job, but you need to take the right steps to protect your rights. Our attorneys break down the steps you need to follow after a construction accident.

Brain Injuries From Construction Accidents in New York City

Some of the most life-altering injuries sustained in construction accidents are traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions. If you’ve been hurt on the job, an attorney can fight for full value for your brain injury.

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