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If you were injured at a construction site in New York City, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your medical expenses and other losses related to your injuries. In fact, as a construction worker, there may be several people responsible for your injuries.

Follow the steps below to protect your rights and preserve your chances of getting the maximum monetary compensation possible:

What steps should you take after a construction site accident?

Step 1: Get medical care for your injuries

First and foremost, you should seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. There is no substitute for immediate and professional medical attention. Also, if you wait too long to get treatment, you may decrease your chances of getting a fair compensation.

To benefit from workers' compensation insurance, you must go to a doctor who has been approved by the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. You can ask the doctor's office or hospital if they "accept workers' compensation insurance" to find out if the doctor is approved. You can also contact Gorayeb & Associates, and a member of our team will refer you to a doctor approved by the Board.

Step 2: Follow your doctor's advice

It's just as important to go to a doctor as it is to follow his advice. While you may be tempted to return to work before you fully recover from your injuries, this can jeopardize both your health and your claim for compensation. If your doctor tells you to wear a brace, you should wear it. If the doctor tells you to rest, you should rest.

Step 3: Inform your employer about the accident

In New York, you have 30 days to report a workplace accident to your employer. If you wait too long, you may lose the right to collect workers' compensation benefits. Your employer must have a standard form for the report available. We can help you fill out the form and make sure it is submitted on time.

Step 4: Take pictures and make notes

After an accident at a construction site, try to take as many pictures as possible. Take pictures of the construction site, your injuries and any clothing or other personal items that have been damaged. It may also be helpful to write down everything you remember about the accident, to prevent other people's versions of what happened from influencing your memories.

Step 5: Don't let your employer take advantage of you

Some employers will try to take advantage of their employees. The unfortunate thing is that this is often true particularly when it comes to Hispanic or Latino workers whose native language is not English. Don't let your employer tell you which doctor to go to. Also, avoid giving any written or recorded statements that could be used against you.

Step 6: Hire an experienced attorney to represent you

Finally, to ensure that you protect your rights, the best and easiest thing you can do is to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will be able to help you take the necessary steps to get fair compensation. This includes not only filing a New York workers' compensation claim, but perhaps filing personal injury claims against contractors and third parties. At Gorayeb & Associates, we have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for injured construction workers in New York City.

* Specific details about the results of cases and settlements are not indicators of the results of future cases and settlements, nor should they be considered as guarantees or predictions about the results of our firm's representation.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

There are laws specifically to protect construction workers. The law says that when construction takes place in almost any building in New York State, the owner of the building and the general contractor, if there is one, are responsible for enforcing these laws and ensuring the safety of the workers. For example, the law states that it is the responsibility of the building owner and the general contractor to provide safety equipment to prevent a worker from falling off a ladder, scaffold, roof, or any other elevated site. If the worker falls, the law is presumed to have been violated, and the building owner and general contractor are responsible for that worker's accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

When you have an accident, you should call an ambulance immediately. When you see the doctor, tell him you were injured at work. Many times employers will ask you not to report the accident or even say that the accident did not happen on the job. Your boss is trying to remove important evidence and deny that there was an accident. After you receive medical attention, call Gorayeb & Associates to learn about your rights.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

In New York State, the time can be as short as 60 days if you are injured on property owned by a municipality or a government organization. In other cases, the time period to begin a lawsuit is three years from the day of the accident. If you are injured in an accident you should immediately consult with an attorney to learn about your rights and what steps you should take to protect yourself.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

You are entitled to a workers' compensation claim. The law requires all employers to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees. Your employer's insurer is responsible for paying your medical expenses and part of your wages for the time you are disabled. If you were injured on a construction site, in addition to your workers' compensation claim, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the owner of the property where the accident occurred.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

You should hire an attorney who specializes in the type of accident you suffered. You should find an attorney who will listen to you and be willing to help you with your concerns. You should hire an attorney who has an approved record of winning your type of case.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

 
 

The attorneys and support staff are prepared to assist all of our Spanish-speaking clients.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

Personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis which means that the client
doesn't pay anything unless the attorney wins the case. All costs of the case are advanced by the attorney so you pay nothing unless the attorney wins the case and you receive your monetary compensation.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

No. Our law firm as well as our investigators who include retired NYPD detectives get all the information they need to win your case. Our investigators contact the witnesses and visit the site where the accident occurred to obtain the necessary information. It is our responsibility to obtain all the information and documentation to win your case.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

The amount of time it takes for a case to be concluded depends on the type of accident, how many companies must be sued, the severity of your injuries, and how many surgeries you have had. Generally, cases take between three and five years to be fully litigated.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

The value of a claim is determined by five factors. The legal liability of the defendant (how the accident occurred), the cost of your medical treatment (doctors, hospitals, etc.), the amount of money you lose because your ability to work is affected, and compensation for your pain, suffering and the life changes that occur because of that pain.

If you are married, your spouse may also be entitled to claim compensation.

If you or someone you know has been injured on a construction site call us at 646-760-5841 for a free consultation.

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