Given the nature of work being performed on a construction site—not to mention the heavy machinery, hazardous chemicals, and electrical equipment being used, as well as the heights at which some tasks must be executed—on-site construction accidents come as no surprise.
If you sustained an injury in a construction accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. A Baldwin construction accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., can talk to you about your legal options during a free consultation.
Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
In This Article
- Types of Construction Accidents We Handle In Baldwin
- Sources for Compensation After a Construction Accident
- What a Baldwin Construction Accident Lawyer Can Do For You
- Investigating Your Construction Accident
- Proving Negligence
- Types of Damages You Might Recover in a Construction Accident
- Statute of Limitations Place a Deadline on Taking Legal Action
- Call Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today
Types of Construction Accidents We Handle In Baldwin
Construction accidents happen in every area of the construction site. From our experience in handling these accidents, we determined the following types of construction accidents to be among the most common:
- Electrocution/electric shock
- Getting caught in or between equipment
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents (including delivery trucks, for example)
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from scaffolding
- Flying or falling debris
- Building collapse
We accept all these types of accidents, as well as those caused by other factors.
If your loved one died as the result of an injury sustained in a construction accident, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Although you may not feel ready to press ahead with legal matters, please be aware that the costs of your loved one’s death will likely affect you more than you realize, and sooner than you expect.
We are prepared to help you with a wrongful death action that will ease the economic burden of your loved one’s untimely death.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Baldwin, call 516-932-0400
Sources for Compensation After a Construction Accident
Although you cannot sue your employer for injuries you sustain while on the job, you can recover your medical expenses and some percentage of lost wages via your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. This insurance will not cover non-economic damages, like pain and suffering.
If however, your injury resulted from the negligence of a third party, you can file a third-party claim against that party’s insurance policy, and/or you could file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Your options for potential recoverable damages expand to include various non-economic damages.
Additionally, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation pursuant to the special workplace safety protections that New York’s Labor Laws provide to construction workers. We are sensitive to and experienced working with Labor Law issues. If applicable, we will fight vigorously and leave no stone unturned on your behalf to assert your rights under these provisions.
A Baldwin construction accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can review your case and explain to you your legal options for recovering damages.
Call us today for a free consultation at (516) 932-0400.
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What a Baldwin Construction Accident Lawyer Can Do For You
Workplace injuries that turn into third party claims can get complicated fast. If you set out to file a claim against the manufacturer of a defective machine or tool, for example, you may be able to seek compensation from the manufacturer and the distributor.
A personal injury case consists of many moving parts that only get more complicated when more defendants are added to the mix.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can wade through the legal labyrinth on your behalf, so you can focus on the single, most important challenge—recovering from your injury. As for the rest, you can leave it to us. Our legal team will:
- Keep you apprised of any and all updates on your case
- Investigate your accident and gather evidence
- Identify all at-fault parties and establish their liability
- Communicate with all parties in your case
- Calculate your recoverable damages
- Manage every aspect of your case
Investigating Your Construction Accident
When you hire Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we will assign an investigative team to the task of dissecting every aspect of your accident. We will gather evidence to help support your claim of negligence and your claim of damages. For example, we will, as applicable:
- Visit the scene of the accident
- Obtain copies of site accident reports
- Review photos and videos
- Interview witnesses
- Gather all your medical records
- Collect copies of your wage statements
The evidence we gather will form the foundation of a sturdy case that no insurer or jury will be able to ignore. Invariably, the evidence will showcase one or several at-fault parties, which may include:
- Property owners
- General contractors
- Property managers
- Equipment vendors/manufacturers
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Once we have identified the at-fault party (or parties) for your construction accident, we will work to establish the four criteria required to prove a case of negligence. These elements are as follows:
- Duty of Care – The defendant owed you the responsibility of taking reasonable care to keep you from harm.
- Breach of Duty – The defendant failed to uphold this duty of care.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty caused the accident that resulted in your injury.
- Damages – You suffered an injury (physical, emotional, and economic).
Types of Damages You Might Recover in a Construction Accident
Construction accidents can cause serious injuries that result in missed days at work, which can mean reduced income and emotional damage. Every case is different, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that we demand compensation for every loss you have endured, as well as those you may face in the future.
Some types of damages you might recover from your claim include:
- Medical treatment
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Lost income/wages
- Lab tests
- Diminished potential future earnings
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Statute of Limitations Place a Deadline on Taking Legal Action
There is a statute of limitations on construction accident cases under New York law, meaning you have a limited time from the date of your accident in which to take legal action. Call us today, so we can get to work on your claim. We will ensure you meet all the required deadlines and that your damages are represented to get you the maximum possible compensation.
Call Our Construction Accident Lawyers Today
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will meet with you anywhere on Long Island or any of the five boroughs for a free case review and consultation regarding your construction accident.
We work on contingency, meaning that this consultation is free, and you do not pay us for your legal services unless and until you receive money for your claim. We can assist you in English, Spanish, Bengali, Greek, Tamil, or Kannada. Call us at (516) 932-0400 for your case review.