Bronx Construction Accident Attorney

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Alex Nocerino
Alex Nocerino, managing partner and personal injury lawyer at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP in Garden City, NY

Alex Nocerino is a founding partner at our firm and a successful trial lawyer with roots in New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He has helped injured individuals win hundreds of millions in compensation from large corporations, government entities, and wealthy landlords. 

With 18 years of experience, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2019 and has a five-star Avvo rating. He is a true New Yorker and a successful trial lawyer who is unafraid to go up against even the powerful and combative defendants.

Content Last Updated:   May 16, 2024

The Bronx is one of New York City’s fastest-growing boroughs, and with that comes a rise in construction projects. While this growth is a positive sign for the community, it also brings an increased risk of work-related accidents and injuries. If you have been injured at a construction site, our Bronx construction accident attorneys can help you seek the compensation you need and deserve.

Chopra & Nocerino is passionate about helping hardworking New Yorkers, including construction workers, rebuild their lives after being injured in an accident. As the exclusive personal injury law firm of the New York Mets, we have what it takes to knock it out of the park on your behalf.

Do not wait to take legal action. Call (855) NYC-HURT or reach out online to schedule your free consultation. Para servir mejor a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, también ofrecemos servicios y consultas gratuitas en español.

Why Hire the Bronx Construction Accident Attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino?

You don’t need to handle the aftermath of a construction accident injury alone. Chopra & Nocerino is a top-tier personal injury law firm in New York City dedicated to helping accident victims throughout the five boroughs rebuild their lives after being injured. Our legal team proudly helps injured construction workers in the Bronx exercise their rights and navigate the legal system in pursuit of full and fair compensation.

When you turn to us in your hour of need, our construction accident attorneys will focus on building the strongest case possible on your behalf while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Our services include:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Determining who’s liable for your injuries
  • Gathering evidence to support your claim
  • Calculating your damages
  • Filing a claim
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Representing you in court

Proven Case Results

Our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience representing injury victims in the Bronx, including many injured in construction accidents. Over the years, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in high-value verdicts and settlements for our clients. Here are just a few:

  • $3.5 million – Settlement obtained for a construction worker, aged 28, who suffered severe hand injuries requiring surgery. He could no longer return to work due to his injuries.
  • $1.05 million – Settlement for a client, aged 29, who fell down a flight of stairs that were not properly maintained.
  • $550,000 – Awarded to an electrician, aged 49, who fell from scaffolding and sustained injuries to her right shoulder and neck.

“I couldn’t have had a better attorney on my side. They fought and got me the best outcome I could have hoped for. Anyone who hires them will not be disappointed. I recommend highly.”

Mariann Cice, Google

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Who Can Be Held Liable for a Construction Accident?

Construction sites are extremely dynamic environments. In addition to construction workers themselves, numerous business entities may be involved in putting together a large structure. Ultimately, multiple parties can potentially be held liable, depending on the circumstances of a construction accident. These parties may include:

  • Construction Site Owners – The owners of the property on which the construction is taking place may be liable, particularly if the accident resulted from a condition of the property that was known or should have been known.
  • General and Subcontractors – Contractors and subcontractors have a duty to ensure the safety of the construction site and comply with safety regulations. They can be held liable for accidents resulting from their failure to uphold safety standards.
  • Construction Managers – These professionals are responsible for overseeing construction projects. They may be held liable if their negligence or failure to adhere to safety protocols contributed to the accident.
  • Equipment Manufacturers – If an accident was caused by defective construction equipment or machinery, the manufacturer of that equipment could be held liable under product liability laws.
  • Architects and Engineers – These professionals can be held liable if an accident was caused by a design flaw or failure to follow building codes and regulations.

Each workplace accident is unique, and liability will depend on the specifics of the incident, including the environment, the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved, and the adherence to safety standards and regulations.

How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?

Determining how much your construction accident case is worth requires a thorough evaluation of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding the accident. No two construction accident cases are the same, and the amount of compensation you could recover depends on various factors. Some key elements that typically influence the value of your case include:

  • Medical Expenses – This includes both current and future medical costs associated with the injury, from emergency care to long-term rehabilitation.
  • Lost Wages – If the injury led to time off work, lost wages can be claimed. This also extends to future earnings if the injury affects your ability to work in the same capacity as before.
  • Pain and Suffering – You can seek compensation for physical pain and emotional distress resulting from the accident. Though somewhat subjective and difficult to pin down, do not underestimate the compensation you can receive for pain and suffering.
  • Disability and Disfigurement – If the accident results in disability or disfigurement, compensation may include the costs of adapting to these changes, including lifestyle adjustments and future care needs.
  • Punitive Damages – In cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or negligent, punitive damages might be awarded to punish them and deter similar actions in the future.
  • Wrongful Death – If the construction accident resulted in a fatality, the victim’s family might be entitled to wrongful death damages, including funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

Your case’s value will also be influenced by the clarity of liability and the quality of the available evidence. It’s essential to consult with a skilled construction accident lawyer to get an accurate assessment of your case’s potential value. Our legal team can provide a more tailored estimate based on the specifics of your situation and the impact it has had on your life.

Can I Sue My Employer for a Construction Accident?

Your compensation may be significantly higher if a third party, such as a contractor or property owner, contributed to the accident. In these cases, you can step outside of the workers’ compensation system and file a construction accident lawsuit, allowing you to pursue compensation for additional losses, such as pain and suffering.

However, if your employer’s negligence was the only cause of your injuries, you may be limited to a workers’ compensation claim, which covers medical expenses, disability, and lost wages. Lost wage benefits cannot exceed the maximum weekly benefit amount, currently set at $1,145.43 per week.

Is There a Time Limit to File a Construction Accident Claim?

Yes, there is a time limit set by the statute of limitations. In all cases, if you do not file a construction accident claim before the correct deadline, you will lose your right to seek compensation. However, the deadline may vary depending on the type of claim you file.

For example, New York’s personal injury statute of limitations gives three years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. By contrast, wrongful death cases must be filed within two years, as must worker’s compensation claims. In the latter case, you must also notify your employer of your injury within 30 days of the accident.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Construction Accident Claim in the Bronx?

Third-party personal injury lawsuits for construction accidents in the Bronx are often settled without going to court. Each case has a unique time frame, but it typically takes at least a few months to settle a third-party construction accident lawsuit.

If the liable party refuses to offer a fair settlement, your case may need to go to trial. Though this may extend the timeline, it can also result in a much higher payout. Patience is key. While you focus on your recovery, we will focus on building the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Workers’ compensation claims usually have quicker resolutions. Your employer must notify its insurer within 10 days of you notifying them of your injury. The insurer then has between 10 and 18 days to begin payments or deny your claim.

If the insurer approves your claim, you will receive payments every two weeks during your disability period. You have the right to appeal a denial, but you may need to wait several months to start receiving payments after challenging the insurer’s decision.

Chopra & Nocerino Is Ready to Handle Your Bronx Construction Accident Claim

Few occupations are more dangerous than construction work. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, our Bronx construction accident attorneys can help you understand your full legal options and guide you down the legal path toward compensation.

Call (855) NYC-HURT or reach out online to schedule your free consultation. Ofrecemos servicios y consultas gratuitas en español. Our office is located at:

100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd
Unit 107
Garden City, NY 11530

“Alex Nocerino is the absolute best! He made the entire process of working with him super easy and seamless and kept me posted along the way. I would highly recommend him for anyone in need of his services”

Grace, Google

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