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FAQ About Construction Accidents

Construction workers

I've heard that New York has a unique law about scaffold accidents. What is it?

New York Labor Law Section 240 is commonly called the "scaffold law" because it demands that construction firms or property owners provide safety equipment to protect workers from falls from scaffolds, ladders, and other heights. It is also intended to protect workers from injuries caused by objects dropped from such heights.

Labor Law Sections 200 and 241 also provide legal protections, requiring employers and property owners to take certain steps to protect workers and visitors on construction sites.

The important thing to know is you have rights after any type of scaffolding or ladder accident. Our personal injury lawyers in the Bronx can explain these rights in detail and help you pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries.

If I'm an undocumented worker, can I be deported for filing an injury claim?

Your immigration status doesn't matter, and you don't need to worry about being deported. You have the legal right to file a personal injury claim whether you are a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an undocumented alien. To better serve you, our team speaks Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese.

How do I know who was responsible for the accident that injured me?

If your accident was caused by the negligence or carelessness of a third party, you can pursue personal injury compensation. However, determining who is liable is a complex process that calls for the help of a skilled attorney. For instance, if you were injured by a forklift, it may possibly be:

  • The fault of the subcontractor who was driving the forklift
  • The fault of the company that owns the forklift for failing to maintain it
  • The fault of the forklift manufacturer for creating defective parts
  • The fault of your employer for failing to take adequate safety precautions

Let our highly experienced lawyers evaluate your case and explain your rights and options in detail.

What happens if I don't have any money to hire a lawyer?

If you don't think you can afford an attorney, don't worry. It costs you nothing upfront to retain us. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we collect attorney fees only after we recover compensation for you. If we don't obtain a verdict or settlement for you, our lawyers don't get paid.

Why should I choose your firm to handle my construction site injury claim?

We invite you to read a few reasons to choose us to handle your accident claim.

"We do two things especially well at Park & Nguyen. First, we fight aggressively and win cases for our clients, and two, we take care of our clients. We will never forget that you are more than a case number in our file. You are a person who has suffered serious injuries. We will handle your case aggressively and with sensitivity and care." — Partner John Park