If you or your loved one suffered injuries while working construction on Long Island, you deserve compensation. Our team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., offers free case assessments and other benefits to those looking for a construction accident lawyer to represent them. We will handle your case while you recover from your injuries or grieve your loved one – you do not need to handle this alone.
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In This Article
- Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?
- Types of Recoverable Damages After a Long Island Construction Injury
- How Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Will be You Construction Injury Case Advocates
- You Have a Limited Time to Recover Compensation
- Steps to Take When You Suffer a Workplace Construction Injury
- We Accept All Types of Long Island Construction Injury Cases
- Start with a Free Consultation from a Member of Our Team Today
Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?
When you suffer an injury on or near a construction site, you have a right to hold whoever caused it financially accountable. Multiple parties could be responsible for your damages, especially if you were only passing by the area when the injury happened.
In New York State you cannot sue your employer for an injury caused by their negligence. Instead, for example, if an injury occurred while you were working on a construction site, you would typically pursue a workers’ compensation claim.
You have the option to file a liability claim or lawsuit when a third party is to blame for your injuries. If you are an injured worker, you could take this step in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Our team of construction accident lawyers understands the nuances of these cases and how to handle them on Long Island.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-932-0400
Types of Recoverable Damages After a Long Island Construction Injury
If you were injured in a construction accident and want to hold a third party responsible, New York law permits recovery for the following types of damages:
Economic damages refer to expenses and losses with a specific dollar value. They may include:
- Medical bills for emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, and other medical needs related to your injury
- Lost wages during your recovery period
- Lost earning capacity
- Accident-related expenses
- The costs of assistive medical equipment and accommodations
Some of these may be one-time expenses, while others could be ongoing or even lifelong. Our team will consider this when calculating your case value.
Non-economic damages refer to those that do not have their own monetary value―we must assign a value to them instead. Some types of non-economic damages you may recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
There are various methods for valuing these types of damages, and our team will choose the best option for you.
Wrongful Death Damages
If your loved one passed away in a construction accident on Long Island, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death action to recover different types of compensation. Our team also works on these cases, and we would like to extend our condolences and our legal support to your family. Your recoverable damages could include:
- Inherited medical debt from treatment of your loved one’s injuries
- Diminished household income
- Loss of support and services from your loved one
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
No amount of money will heal the pain your family experiences after a sudden loss. However, we hope receiving a settlement or court award relieves your financial burdens and gives you a sense of justice.
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How Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Will be You Construction Injury Case Advocates
We want physical and emotional recovery to be your priority. That is why we make you and your legal case our priority. Once you enlist the help of our personal injury attorneys, here is what we will do for you:
Keep You Updated on Your Case
Our team will keep you up to date on the progress of your case. We will return your calls, emails, or texts promptly to answer any questions you have and ensure you feel confident in your legal standing.
Identify Liable Parties
Depending on the details of your case, there could be several parties who are liable for your physical and emotional damages. We will review the details and determine who to file a claim or lawsuit against. The possibilities include:
- The owner of the property
- Contractors and subcontractors
- Equipment manufacturers
- Drivers, whether working on or passing through the site
Communicate with All Parties for You
Our team will handle all communication with the other parties, their insurance companies, and their attorneys. Doing so will help us protect your case from speculation and claims that you or your loved one was at fault for the incident. You focus on getting better while we manage the legal process.
Holding the liable parties responsible for your injuries will require collecting evidence, which comes in many forms. For example, we will look for physical evidence, such as:
- Photos of your injuries and the accident scene
- Records maintained by the owner and contractor
- Contracts between the parties
- Surveillance video
- Medical records
Testimony is another valuable form of evidence. We collect statements from eyewitnesses and work with industry experts who can give insight into safety procedures on construction sites, prognosis, and the financial impact of these incidents.
Determine a Value for Your Case
We will calculate your case’s worth and then fight to recover that amount for you. This process will involve:
- Adding up your bills and invoices related to the incident
- Identifying and assigning value to your non-economic damages
- Negotiating with the liable party’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit for an appropriate court award
You Have a Limited Time to Recover Compensation
Under New York law New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214, you have a limited amount of time to sue after a construction accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, you may be unable to recover the compensation you deserve. The amount of time to act is even more limited in some cases, such as those involving wrongful death or government entities.
Act quickly and protect your right to compensation. Reaching out to us right away will also give us as much time as possible to put your case together.
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Steps to Take When You Suffer a Workplace Construction Injury
If your construction injury occurred while you were on the job, there are specific steps you should take to seek financial and physical recovery:
- Inform your employer and file a workers’ compensation claim. If your employer has insurance, file a claim to request medical and wage benefits. Note that these claims are also subject to reporting and filing deadlines.
- Seek medical attention. Doing so fulfills workers’ compensation requirements and creates a record of your injuries that could support a third-party case.
- Consider whether a third party played a role in your injuries. If so, we will build a case to hold them liable.
We Accept All Types of Long Island Construction Injury Cases
Our team has taken on a wide array of construction accident cases. Explore some of our past results below:
- $9,876,000 for a client who fell from a ladder
- $3,900,000 for a client who fell from a ladder
- $2,600,000 for a client who fell from scaffolding
- $990,000 for a client who slipped on an apple peel at a construction siteWe are prepared to handle many other types of cases as well, such as:
- Crane or lift injuries
- Injuries from falling tools or debris
- Accidents involving flammable or explosive materials
- Electrical shock or electrocutions
- Unsafe work conditions
- Injuries from toxic substances
- Injuries from defective or dangerous tools
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Building collapses
Start with a Free Consultation from a Member of Our Team Today
If you were in a construction accident and need help collecting compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., today. We are ready to begin your complimentary case review, and our firm charges nothing up front to represent you. You pay only if we win.
Our team will meet you anywhere on Long Island or elsewhere in metropolitan New York. We are proud to employ a multilingual staff that offers assistance in English, Spanish, Bengali, Tamil, Greek, and Kannada.