We at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., have represented injured construction workers for more than 30 years. Clients who live on Long Island and were injured in construction accidents in any of the five boroughs of New York City can take comfort in knowing that they will have the benefit of experienced and dedicated legal representation from our firm, conveniently located just off the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway in Jericho.
Of course, for those of you who are unable to visit our office due to their injuries, we will gladly come to you and take such other steps as are necessary to make the process of protecting your rights as convenient for you as possible.
Whether you live on Long Island or in New York City and whether the accident happened on Long Island or in New York City, we are ready, willing and able to fight for you. Our mission is to win every dollar of the compensation you need and deserve
If you have suffered injuries in a construction accident,, a Nassau County construction accident lawyer from our team will determine your options and take action for you based on the circumstances of what happened.
The Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team of injury lawyers and legal professionals provides free case evaluations. We are here for you. We are passionate advocates for the injured. Let us represent you and file your claim for compensation.
In This Article
- Recovering Damages for Our Clients Injured in a Construction Accident
- Count on Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to Handle Your Construction Accident Case
- What does New York Law Say About Construction Accident Claims?
- What are the Common Causes of New York Construction Site Accidents?
- We Need to Act Now to Get Started on a Nassau County Construction Injury Claim
- Learn More in a Free Consultation with Our Nassau County Team Today
Recovering Damages for Our Clients Injured in a Construction Accident
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. builds cases for workers hurt in construction accidents, making an effort to hold the property owner or other liable party accountable. We work to recover compensation for our clients that will cover all their related expenses and losses.
This includes the following types of recoverable damages:
- Medical treatment and care
- Future medical needs for their injuries
- Lost income
- Diminished earning ability
- Other related expenses and losses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Impaired quality of life
- Other intangible losses
If a family member of yours has passed away as a result of a construction accident injury, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a special privilege to represent the surviving family members of construction accident wrongful death victims. We are are determined to win the compensation you need and the justice your departed loved one deserves.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Nassau County, call 516-932-0400
Count on Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to Handle Your Construction Accident Case
You are welcome to call us for an in-person appointment at our office in Jericho, New York, conveniently located to the major highways of Long Island and to the Long Island Railroad. If necessary, our Nassau County construction accident team will meet with you at the hospital, your home, or another convenient location.
Expect our team to go the extra mile for you, ensuring you get the answers to your questions and know what to expect throughout the claims process. We have staff who will speak to you about your claim in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada and we will arrange translation services for any language you feel most comfortable with. We fight for justice for our clients, seeking fair compensation based on their injuries and other damages.
When the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. construction accident team goes to work for a client, we:
- Keep them updated on their case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for them
- Gather evidence to support the claim
- Determine a value for their case
- Fight relentlessly to win the best possible case result for you
We also work closely with a number of experts who can help us by providing additional evidence to support the claim. They will also testify in court if the case goes to trial. The subject matter experts we may call upon include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life care planners
We are a contingency fee law firm. We do not require a retainer or other upfront fees from our clients. Instead, we charge for attorney’s fees based on the compensation we recover. If we do not get money damages for you, we will not get any attorney’s fees.
Simply stated, we do not get paid unless and until we win a money recovery for you. You can retain us with the understanding, and peace of mind, that you will never have an out of pocket cost related to your case and our work.
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What does New York Law Say About Construction Accident Claims?
New York State has laws that offer vital protections for workers on construction sites and similar jobs. When a property owner or general contractor does not maintain a site, including providing proper, safe equipment and hiring trained workers, others could suffer serious injuries.
Significant among these laws are those that address injuries caused by falls from an elevated height, such as from a ladder or scaffold. This is among the most common causes of injuries in construction injury accidents.
Under New York State Labor Law § 240, known as “The Scaffold Law,”, we hold liable parties legally responsible for these “gravity related,” construction accident injuries, even if there was no negligence on their part. This could include:
- The owner of the site
- The general contractor
Any worker injured on a construction site in an accident covered by these laws may qualify. This includes skilled artisans, unskilled laborers, and undocumented workers.
What are the Common Causes of New York Construction Site Accidents?
Our team will develop a case to prove what caused our client’s injuries and document their damages. Some common causes of construction site injuries include:
- Trips and slips
- Falls from a height, including scaffolding and ladder falls
- Hit by a falling object
- Getting trapped under or behind an object
- Electrocution, chemical exposure, and other burns
- Carpentry accidents
- Forklift injuries
It is not only workers on renovations or new construction who suffer these injuries, either. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team represents:
- Window washers
- Demolition workers
- Others who work on scaffolding or ladders
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We Need to Act Now to Get Started on a Nassau County Construction Injury Claim
There are strict deadlines that generally apply to filing a lawsuit in New York. Under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, we only have a limited time to sue the general contractor or property owner if that is necessary in your case. If the liable party is a government agency, we could have even less time.
In addition to the statute of limitations and other legal deadlines, there are also vitally important practical deadlines we need to be aware of as we move forward with your claim. This includes the short lifespan of many types of evidence, including:
- The memories of eyewitnesses
- Video of the incident
- Physical evidence
- Many other types of proof
If we do not act quickly, this evidence of what happened could disappear before we gather and analyze it, weakening your case.
If applicable, we will work closely with your workers’ compensation attorney, who may have deadlines they must meet, as well. Ensuring you meet all necessary timelines is vital for protecting your rights in a construction accident case.
Learn More in a Free Consultation with Our Nassau County Team Today
The construction accident team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provides injured victims and their families with free case assessments. During this conversation, they will learn how our attorneys represent clients and seek justice on their behalf by holding the liable parties accountable. We answer questions and evaluate their options based on the facts of their injury case.
Call (516) 932-0400 now for your free consultation.