Construction sites are inherently dangerous areas. Objects can fall onto workers and pedestrians, heavy machinery can malfunction and inadequately secured scaffolding can lead to falls and injuries. With so many workers, subcontractors, and contributing factors to potential injuries, it can be incredibly difficult to determine liability, pursue justice, and obtain compensation you deserve. You need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side.
Reid B. Wissner Law Offices has been helping injury victims for more than 30 years. If you are seeking a trusted construction accident attorney in The Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens, contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 212-406-9288 to schedule a free initial consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to pay any upfront fees and you don’t owe us anything unless your case is successful.
"Mr. Reid Wissner is a great injury attorney. He worked extremely hard to help settle my case. He has been dedicated to all of my needs and concerns during the entire case. His paralegal Mrs. Esrella was great as well, making me comfortable whenever I visited his office, and answered any questions I had. I will recommend him to anyone who needs an injury attorney to represent them." - R.R.
Common Types of Construction Accidents
Safety procedures should be in place to prevent a number of common construction site accidents, but the pressure to save money and time can place innocent workers and bystanders in harm’s way.
If you’ve been harmed on a construction site, Reid Wissner can help you recover the fair compensation you deserve for any type of injury, such as:
- Trip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Barricade accidents
- Falls from a ladder
- Being struck by machinery
- Scaffold or ladder injuries
- Structural collapses
- Being struck by an object
If you or a loved one has been involved in any of the construction accidents listed above, you may be liable for compensation. This compensation can help cover lost wages from missing work and physical therapy or medical bills.
Compensation in Construction Accident Cases
If you’ve suffered any type of injury, the ramifications of your injury can affect several aspects of your life. Reid Wissner can build a strong personal injury case specific to your unique circumstances and seek compensation for damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
During your free initial consultation, Mr. Wissner will evaluate your case and design an individualized legal strategy that best ensures you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Am I Eligible For Compensation If I Was Injured While Walking Past a Construction Site?
Most construction accident injuries are suffered by workers. Yet there are times when someone gets injured while visiting or walking past a job site. It may be possible for that person to recover damages from the construction company, which has certain responsibilities.
For example, construction companies must keep public sidewalks near the job site free from bricks and other debris. Otherwise, a pedestrian may slip and fall when walking in the area. If you were hurt while visiting a construction site or walking by one, contact our attorney. He will investigate the incident and determine whether or not you can recover compensation.
Am I Entitled To Damages If I Fell From A Scaffolding?
According to Section 240 of New York Labor Law, protections are granted to workers who are injured in a fall from a high surface or in a scaffolding accident. In such instances, we look at the installation of the scaffolding to determine whether or not it is in accordance with the applicable safety standards. Furthermore, scaffolding must have well-maintained harnesses, hoists, and other safety gear. If you've been injured in a scaffolding accident, contact our office right away to explore the damages you may be entitled to.
If I Was Hurt On The Job At A Construction Site, Is Workers' Comp My Only Option To Collect Damages?
Workers' compensation benefits serve as the leading avenue to receiving compensation for lost work and medical expenses. However, being covered under your employer's work comp plan doesn't mean that you no longer have the right to sue third parties that may have been involved in your accident.
Contact Us Today!
At Reid B. Wissner Law Offices, we know how problematic time off from work or medical bills occurring due to a careless injury that could have been avoided is. Our mission is to help you or a loved one receive the justice you deserve. Construction accident cases are incredibly complex and require the skill and knowledge of an experienced attorney.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, please call 212-406-9288 to discuss your legal case for free. Reid B. Wissner Law Offices proudly serves clients from Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx.