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If you’ve been injured on a Bronx construction site, you need aggressive legal representation to fight for your rights. Our dedicated team of construction accident lawyers at Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm has over 40 years of experience securing maximum compensation for injured construction workers throughout the Bronx.

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The Bronx: A High-Risk Borough for Construction Workers

Construction is a vital part of New York City’s economy, but it comes with inherent risks, especially in a borough as busy and densely populated as the Bronx. And unfortunately, the rate of construction accidents in the Bronx remains a serious concern, impacting the lives of workers and their families.

Alarming Rates of Construction Accidents in the Bronx

The Bronx consistently reports a high number of construction accidents. According to the New York City Department of Buildings, there were 71 Bronx construction accidents in 2022. This number is alarming, highlights the dangers faced by construction workers, and emphasizes the urgent need for improved safety measures.

Unique Risks Faced by Bronx Construction Workers

Several factors contribute to the unique risks faced by construction workers in urban areas like the Bronx. This borough in particular is characterized by:

  • Aging Infrastructure: Renovations and repairs to older buildings present unique hazards related to asbestos, lead paint, and structural instability.
  • Dense Urban Environment: Tightly packed construction sites and proximity to residential areas increase the risk of falling objects and pedestrian injuries.
  • Heavy Traffic and Congestion: Navigating construction vehicles in the Bronx's congested streets can lead to severe accidents.

Besides these specific risks, any construction project can involve working at heights, operating heavy machinery, and handling hazardous materials, further increasing the potential for accidents.

How NYC Building Codes Impact Your Case

New York City has stringent building codes and safety regulations in place to protect construction workers. Our team understands the complexities of these codes and can determine whether any violations contributed to your injuries.

For example, we will investigate whether:

  • Proper scaffolding and fall protection systems were in place.
  • Construction site safety plans met the requirements of the NYC Department of Buildings.
  • Necessary permits and inspections were obtained before and during the project.

Proving a violation of building codes can strengthen your case and increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation.

Four Decades of Experience Fighting for Bronx Construction Workers

Your Trusted Law Attorneys in NYC

For over 40 years, our team has been a steadfast advocate for injured construction workers throughout the Bronx. We’ve witnessed firsthand the devastating impact these accidents have on individuals and families, and we understand the unique challenges faced by construction workers — from navigating complex legal processes to dealing with insurance companies.

Our firm is dedicated to providing compassionate legal guidance and aggressive representation to help injured workers secure the compensation and justice they deserve. We believe that everyone deserves a voice, and we’re here to be the voice for injured construction workers in the Bronx.

Common Types of Construction Accident Cases We Handle in the Bronx

Construction sites have several inherent dangers, and certain types of accidents occur far too frequently. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide range of construction site accidents, including:

Scaffolding Accidents

Falls from improperly constructed, maintained, or secured scaffolding are a leading cause of construction site injuries.

Crane Accidents

The Bronx’s urban environment often necessitates the use of cranes. However, crane malfunctions, overloading, or operator errors can lead to catastrophic incidents, such as dropped loads, toppled equipment, and electrocutions.

Falls from Heights

Construction workers frequently work on roofs, ladders, and elevated platforms. Inadequate fall protection systems, slippery surfaces, or unsafe work practices can result in devastating falls.

Struck-by Accidents

Falling tools, debris, or building materials pose a constant risk to workers and pedestrians below. Improperly secured loads, faulty equipment, or a lack of head protection can have fatal consequences.

Electrocutions

Contact with live electrical wires, defective power tools, or improper grounding can lead to severe burns, electrical shock, and even death.

Trench Collapses

Excavation work is common in the Bronx, and trench collapses can be deadly. Failure to properly shore up trench walls, inadequate inspection, or unsafe excavation practices can trap and crush workers.

How Our Bronx Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help

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After a construction accident in the Bronx, taking immediate action to protect your rights is crucial. Here’s how our team can help:

  • Free Consultation: We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions.
  • Thorough Investigation: We conduct a comprehensive investigation of your accident, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts.
  • Determining Liability: We identify all negligent parties responsible for your injuries, including contractors, subcontractors, property owners, or equipment manufacturers.
  • Calculating Damages: We accurately assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future care costs.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: We handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to take your case to court and advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.

Our team will guide you through every step of the legal process, fighting tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.

Worried About Legal Costs? We Offer Contingency Fee Arrangements

We understand that you’re probably facing significant financial strain after a construction accident. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. This means:

  • You pay no fees upfront
  • We only get paid if we win your case
  • Our fee is a percentage of the compensation we recover for you

This approach ensures that everyone has access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. We are confident in our ability to fight for your rights and get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

From Minor to Catastrophic: Injuries We Handle

Construction accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, some of which can have lifelong consequences. We have experience representing clients who have suffered:

  • Brain Injuries: Falls, falling objects, or being struck by equipment can cause traumatic brain injuries, leading to cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments.
  • Paralysis Injuries: Damage to the spinal cord or nervous system can lead to partial or complete paralysis.
  • Burn Injuries: Fires, explosions, chemical spills, or electrical accidents can cause severe burns.
  • Amputations: Construction workers are at risk of amputations due to accidents involving heavy machinery, power tools, or falling objects.
  • Catastrophic Injuries: These are severe, life-changing injuries that result in permanent disability, disfigurement, or significant bodily impairment.
  • Eye Injuries: Dust, debris, welding sparks, and chemical exposure can cause eye injuries that range from corneal abrasions to permanent vision loss.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Severe falls or being crushed by heavy objects can result in spinal cord injuries, potentially leading to paralysis, loss of sensation, and chronic pain.
  • Broken Bones and Fractures: Falls, crushing injuries, or being struck by objects commonly result in fractures.

This is not an exhaustive list. If you’ve suffered a construction site injury that’s not on this list, contact our team today to get the support you need.

Who Is Responsible for Your Bronx Construction Injury?

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Construction accident cases can involve complex liability issues, as multiple parties may share responsibility for your injuries. Our team will carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to identify all potentially liable parties, which may include:

Property Owners

Owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for workers, including addressing known hazards and ensuring compliance with building codes.

General Contractors

General contractors are responsible for overall site safety, coordinating subcontractors, and ensuring work is performed according to safety regulations.

Subcontractors

Subcontractors may be held liable for their own negligence or for the actions of their employees if they fail to provide proper training, supervision, or safety equipment.

Architects and Engineers

Design flaws, inadequate safety specifications, or errors in blueprints can contribute to accidents and lead to liability.

Equipment Manufacturers

Manufacturers have a duty to produce safe and reliable equipment. If a defective tool or machine contributed to your injuries, the manufacturer may be held liable.

What Will It Take to Win Your Case?

To prove negligence in a construction accident case, you need to establish the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: The responsible party owed you a legal duty to exercise reasonable care.
  • Breach of Duty: The responsible party failed to uphold their duty of care by acting negligently or recklessly.
  • Causation: The responsible party's breach of duty directly caused your injuries.
  • Damages: You suffered losses as a result of your injuries, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

We will gather and present evidence to support your claim, such as:

  • Accident Reports: Police reports, OSHA investigation reports, or internal company reports documenting the incident.
  • Witness Testimony: Statements from coworkers, supervisors, or bystanders who witnessed the accident or unsafe conditions.
  • Medical Records: Documentation of your injuries, treatment, and prognosis from healthcare providers.
  • Photographs and Videos: Visual evidence of the accident scene, hazardous conditions, defective equipment, or your injuries.
  • Expert Testimony: Testimony from medical experts, construction safety specialists, or other professionals to establish causation, liability, and the extent of your damages.

While this evidence is incredibly difficult to compile and present on your own, a reputable Bronx construction accident lawyer can help you build a strong case.

Understanding the Value of Your Construction Accident Claim

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Every construction accident case is unique, and the potential value of your claim depends on several factors, including:

  • The Severity of Your Injuries: More severe injuries typically result in greater losses.
  • The Impact on Your Ability to Work: If you are unable to return to your previous job, your claim may include compensation for lost future earnings.
  • The Availability of Insurance Coverage: The amount and types of insurance policies held by liable parties will impact the potential settlement or judgment you can obtain.
  • The Strength of the Evidence: A strong case with clear evidence of negligence and compelling documentation of your damages will generally result in a higher settlement.

Furthermore, you might be entitled to financial compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Past and future medical costs, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, and therapy.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to your inability to work — both past and future.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages awarded for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish you have experienced.
  • Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have impacted your relationship, your spouse may be able to recover compensation for the loss of companionship, intimacy, and support.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: If a loved one dies as a result of a construction accident, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit .

Our team will thoroughly evaluate your case and consider all relevant factors to determine the full extent of your damages and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Shared Fault in Construction Accidents: Understanding Your Rights

Even if you were partially at fault for your construction accident, you may still be eligible to recover compensation. However, under New York’s comparative negligence laws, your total compensation would be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you would be awarded $100,000 but are found to be 20% at fault for the accident, you would receive $80,000.

Due to these laws, insurance companies and opposing parties will likely try to shift blame to you and mitigate their losses. To this end, our team will investigate the circumstances of your accident to protect your rights and make sure your fault is not unfairly exaggerated.

Deadlines Matter: When to File Your Construction Accident Claim

New York’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a construction accident. In most cases, you must do so within three years from the date of the accident.

However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if your injuries were not immediately apparent, the three-year period may begin from the date you discovered your injury (or should have reasonably discovered it).

It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any critical deadlines. If you fail to file your claim within the statute of limitations, you may lose your right to seek compensation altogether.

Get the Legal Help You Deserve: Contact Our Team Today

Have you or a loved one been injured in a Bronx construction accident? Time is of the essence. Contact our team today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. We’re here to answer your questions and help you understand your legal options.

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