Facing a construction accident in New York as a foreign worker, particularly from Latin America, can feel daunting. You might have unanswered questions about your rights, compensation, and navigating the legal system in a new language.

This Q&A aims to address your concerns and introduce you to O’Connor & Partners, PLLC, a law firm dedicated to helping injured workers, including those who speak Spanish.

1. What should I do if I’m injured in a construction accident?

Seek immediate medical attention. Then, report the accident to your supervisor and file an official report. Contact a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. At O’Connor & Partners, PLLC, we offer consultations in Spanish to help you understand your rights and legal options.

2. Am I entitled to compensation if I don’t have valid work documents?

Your immigration status doesn’t impact your right to compensation after a work-related accident. New York laws protect all workers, regardless of their immigration status.

3. What type of compensation can I receive?

If you suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses.
  • Lost wages for time missed from work.
  • Pain and suffering damages.
  • Permanent or partial disability benefits.

4. Will it cost me money to talk to a lawyer?

O’Connor & Partners, PLLC offers free consultations to discuss your case. We only charge fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.

5. Do you speak Spanish at your firm?

Yes, we have attorneys and staff fluent in Spanish. We’ll communicate with you in your preferred language to ensure you fully understand your rights and the legal process.

6. Which office locations do you have?

We have conveniently located offices in:

  • Newburgh: 356 Meadow Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
  • Poughkeepsie: 11 Market Street, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Saugerties: 1 West Bridge Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
  • Kingston: 255 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401

Don’t let your immigration status deter you from seeking legal help after a construction accident. At O’Connor & Partners, PLLC, we will fight for your rights and provide the assistance you need in Spanish.

Call us today at (845) 303-8777 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney to understand your specific rights.

by O'Connor & Partners, PLLC
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