Oceanside Construction Accident Lawyer
If you experienced a construction accident in any of the five boroughs of New York City or on Long Island and now suffer from an injury, you may be anxious about paying your medical bills and other accident-related costs, all while missing time from work. The good news is you deserve to be compensated.
An Oceanside construction accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you recover damages so you can focus on your physical recovery. Call us today at (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation.
Types of Construction Accidents We Accept
Construction accidents happen in a multitude of ways and locations. Over the course of our years practicing law in this area, we have learned about the following common types of construction accidents:
- Getting caught in or between equipment
- Falling or flying debris
- Collapsing ceilings, roofs, or buildings
- Electric shock or electrocution
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Falling from ladders
- Scaffolding falls
- Accidents with motor vehicles, like delivery trucks
We handle all the above and more. If you were injured in a construction accident, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 now.
Fatalities Resulting from Construction Accidents
Twenty construction workers died in the state of New York in 2017, according to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health’s annual report. The number reflects a five-year trend of increasing fatalities in the state, whose construction fatality rate has increased by 39 percent. Falls remain the most recurring cause of construction fatalities in the state.
If you lost a loved one due to injuries sustained in a New York construction accident, we are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are entitled to pursue a wrongful death action to help you meet the tremendous financial burdens the passing of your loved one may have left for you to cope with.
An Oceanside construction accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. would be honored to represent you in this legal action. You will be provided compassionate care, treated with the respect you deserve, and we will fight for you relentlessly. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
Compensation for Your Injuries and Other Losses
When you are injured while working on a construction site, you can seek workers’ compensation insurance benefits to cover the medical treatment and, in part, the lost income costs resulting from your injuries. If your workplace injury occurred as the result of a third party’s negligence, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against this entity to recover damages—some of which, like pain and suffering damages, are not covered by worker’s compensation insurance.
Some examples of third parties that could play a role in a construction accident include:
- Property owners
- Equipment manufacturers and vendors
- General contractors
- Property managers
If a third party’s negligence caused your construction accident injury, the legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will fight for your right to compensation. In some circumstances, due to the complex nature of some construction accidents and the many trade group and business entities physically at or legally associated with construction sites, parties that were not negligent may still have legal liability. No matter how you were injured in your construction accident, we invite you to call us, to analyze the facts and if necessary conduct investigation, to determine if any third party does, in fact, have liability and can be held financially responsible for all the harm you have suffered since the accident and that you may suffer in the future. Call us today for a free case review: (516) 932-0400.
Identifying the At-Fault Party and Establishing Negligence
Tort law requires that certain criteria be met before a party is held liable for the injuries you sustained in a construction accident. As the plaintiff, you must prove that the third party was negligent, and this negligence caused your injury.
In a legal setting, proving negligence is accomplished via a strictly formatted procedure, as follows:
- The plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty of care to keep the plaintiff from injury or harm.
- The defendant neglected to fulfill this duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of duty caused the accident that caused your injury.
- The plaintiff sustained actual damages as a result of your injury.
As mentioned above, New York law recognizes the special risks and hazards faced by construction workers. It provides protection by holding certain other entities, for example, property owners and general contractors, potentially responsible for injuries you sustained on a construction site, even in situations where they may not have been negligent. These laws seek to compel property owners and general contractors to take a more aggressive role in ensuring worker safety on construction sites.
Due to the complex nature of laws governing construction accidents and the interaction of so many trades and businesses at construction sites in general, it is highly recommended that you have a dedicated construction accident lawyer review the circumstances of your claim to get the best advice regarding your injury claim.
Our lawyers have worked with injured people on Long Island for over 25 years, many who have suffered injuries on construction sites in New York City. We know how to establish negligence or recognize when laws that do not require negligence apply to make your lawsuit return the compensation you deserve.
Investigating Your Accident to Gather Evidence
The first thing to build a compelling case is strong evidence. To ensure we have the right evidence for your case, we launch an investigation into how your construction accident happened, how it has affected you emotionally, physically, and economically, and who should be liable for those losses.
Depending upon the unique circumstances of your accident, our investigation will involve:
- Visiting the construction site scene where your accident occurred
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering photos and videos to document the scene
- Collecting all your medical records
- Obtaining a copy of the property accident report
- Getting copies of your wage statements from your employer
As needed, our legal team will also seek the professional opinions of experts in the fields of economics, medicine, life care planning, and vocational rehabilitation, who can speak to the impact your injury has had and will continue to have on your life for years to come. Their input will be incorporated into our demand for recoverable damages.
Types of Damages Recovered in an Oceanside Construction Accident
Construction accident injuries yield serious injuries that can devastate a person’s physical and financial health. The damages you can seek to recover go beyond your medical expenses and take into account the impact your injury will have on your ability to work or perform everyday household tasks—even your ability to enjoy the quality of life you otherwise would have experienced.
We will identify all the ways in which this accident has impacted you, along with the economic value of those losses, to determine the value of your case.
Some of the types of damages you might recover include:
- Medical tests, lab fees, imaging, etc.
- Medical treatment
- Lost income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Impaired quality of life
If a loved one died as the result of injuries sustained in a construction accident, we are sorry for your loss, and we would like to help you. You are entitled to pursue a wrongful death action, and our legal team will represent your right to compensation with dignity and compassion.
Call us today to speak with a wrongful death attorney at our firm.
How an Oceanside Construction Accident Lawyer Helps You
When you hire Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to recover damages for your construction accident, you get more than a legal advocate. You get our commitment to:
- Provide you with timely, proactive updates on your case
- Identify at-fault parties
- Establish liability
- Communicate with all the parties in your case
- Investigate your accident and gather evidence
- Calculate your recoverable damages
- Handle every aspect of your case
The only thing left for you to do is to relax and recover from your injury. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400, so we can start building your case and help you to restore your life.
We Fight for Your Right to Compensation
The multi-lingual staff at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to receive your call so we can begin reviewing your case. Keep in mind that New York’s statute of limitations under NY § 214 specifies a certain amount of time by which you need to take legal action after your construction accident. The sooner we start, the more smoothly your case will proceed.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today for a free case review and consultation: (516) 932-0400.