Queens Construction Accident Lawyers

New York City’s booming development has led to an increase in construction activity which, unfortunately, has also resulted in a rise in construction accidents. Construction workers in Queens are susceptible to a higher risk of workplace accidents due to the dangerous nature and setting of their construction jobs.

Injuries sustained in construction accidents can be traumatic and life-altering for victims and their families. If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident in Queens, don’t hesitate to contact The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 to receive a FREE case evaluation.

The Barnes Firm Specializes in Helping Queens Construction Accident Victims

Victims of construction accidents may suffer injuries that cause them to miss work for an extended period of time. This means that they also cannot collect on their wage(s), and may struggle to pay medical bills, rent, and other financial responsibilities. At The Barnes Firm, we believe that construction accident victims deserve justice. Our team of experienced Queen construction accident lawyers specialize in handling the complexities and challenges that come with these cases and are committed to helping secure the compensation a construction accident victim deserves.

If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident, don’t hesitate to contact The Barnes Firm today. Call us at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation and find out what your case is really worth.

New York State Construction Labor Laws

New York State has enacted specific labor statutes to guarantee construction workers a secure and safe working environment.  Property owners and construction companies are obligated to implement measures that guarantee the safety of work sites and provide workers with the essential safety gear required for their tasks.

Section 200 of the labor law in New York State states that proprietors and contractors “provide adequate and reasonable protection to the lives, well-being, and safety of all individuals employed or lawfully frequenting such premises. All machinery and equipment within said premises must be positioned, operated, shielded, and illuminated in a manner that provides adequate and reasonable protection to said individuals.” Furthermore, this provision mandates that when an owner or contractor identifies a dangerous piece of equipment, they must set up a warning sign detailing the dangers and rectify the dangerous conditions.

Section 240, commonly referred to as the “Scaffolding Law,” lists the guidelines pertaining to the utilization of scaffolding on construction sites, including the following requirements:

  • Scaffolding situated more than 20 feet above the ground must be equipped with a securely attached safety railing measuring at least 34 inches in height, extending along its entire outer length.
  • Scaffolding must be constructed to withstand four times the maximum required weight.
  • Scaffolding must be erected, secured, and fastened on the premises.

Section 241 of the Labor Law stipulates that workers must be shielded from safety hazards that could potentially lead to injuries. This encompasses enclosing elevator shafts, ensuring the proper planking of floors, and implementing adequate equipment to prevent slip, trip, and fall accidents.

If you have sustained injuries on a construction site due to a property owner or contractor disregarding these regulations, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE consultation.

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Types of Queens Construction Accident Cases We Handle

At The Barnes Firm, our Queens construction accident attorneys over 100 years of combined experience handling various types of construction accident cases, including:

  • Dangerous equipment & machinery
  • Nail gun accidents
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Roof and ladder falls
  • Elevator accidents
  • Caught in or between objects
  • Falling objects and debris
  • Forklift accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Brazing or welding accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Fires and explosions

Construction site owners and operators bear the responsibility of adhering to safety protocols to prevent accidents.

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Construction accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to serious, life-altering injuries such as:

Regardless of the nature of your injuries, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once your injuries have been evaluated, contact The Barnes Firm to speak with an experienced Queens construction accident attorney. For more information regarding your construction accident case, or to speak with a personal injury attorney, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000.

Determining Liability in a Queens Construction Accident

Liability typically falls onto those responsible for a safe work environment and that the following parties may be held liable:

  • Property owners
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Subcontractors
  • Engineers and architects
  • Contractors

Proof of negligence by one or more of these parties in your construction accident is essential to your case. This can be a complex process, which is why you’ll want an experienced Queens construction accident attorney from The Barnes Firm on your side. Our team of experienced construction accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your accident and work hard to help you get the best result possible.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a Queens construction accident, call The Barnes Firm. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

What Compensation Can I Seek After a Construction Accident?

Seeking compensation can be a long and difficult process to navigate. The specific circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries and damages effect how much you may receive. After a construction accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for various damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • PTSD
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional distress
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • In-home nursing care
  • Future lost wages

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the emotional, financial, and physical hardships that construction accidents can cause for victims and their families. The Barnes Firm is here to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

What Should I Do in the Aftermath of a Construction Accident?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, it is important to take specific steps to ensure that your safety and legal rights are protected. These steps include:

  • Report the Accident. Notify your employer or the construction site manager as soon as possible. They should file an incident report, which will be a crucial piece of evidence for your case.
  • Document the Accident. Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to property. Collect contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek Medical Attention. Your health and well-being should be your top priority after a construction accident. Seek medical attention immediately and follow all medical advice.
  • Contact an Attorney. Contact an experienced Queens construction accident attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve.

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the difficult and overwhelming nature of construction accidents. our team of experienced Queens construction accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and advise you on what to do next. If you have been injured in a construction accident, contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation. It could be the best call you make.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim After a Construction Accident?

In New York, the time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit following a construction accident is three years from the occurrence of the accident or the identification of the injury. Nonetheless, it is crucial to contact a Queens construction accident attorney at The Barnes Firm to guarantee the collection and preservation of essential evidence.

Contact The Barnes Firm to Speak with a Construction Accident Attorney

At The Barnes Firm, we understand the overwhelming nature of construction accidents and the impact it can have on your life. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident in Queens, contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 and speak with an experienced Queens construction accident attorney. Let us help you get the best result possible.


Our team of experienced construction accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Queens and surrounding neighborhoods: Arverne, Astoria, Astoria Heights, Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Heights, Bayswater, Beechhurst, Bellaire, Belle Harbor, Bellerose, Blissville, Bowne Park, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Broadway-Flushing, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Chinatown, College Point, Ditmars, Douglas Bay, Douglas Manor, Douglaston Park, Douglaston Hill, Douglaston-Little Neck, Downtown Flushing, Dutch Kills, Edgemere, Electchester, Far Rockaway, Floral Park, Flushing, Fort Totten, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hamilton Beach, Hammels, Hillcrest, Hilliswood, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Howard Beach, Howard Park, Hunters Point, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Koreatown, Laurelton, Lindeon Hill, Little Egypt, Little Neck, Little Neck Hills, Long Island City, Malba, Meadowmere, Murray Hill, Neponsit, Oakland Gardens, Ozone Park, Pines, Pomonok, Queens Village, Queensboro Hill, Ramblersville, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Rockwood Park, Rosedale, Roxbury, Seaside, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Steinway, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Gardens, The Hole, Tudor Village, Utopia, Warnerville, Westmoreland, Whitestone, Willets Point, Winchester Estates, Woodhaven, Woodside, and more…

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