Construction sites are among the most dangerous work environments and the inherent risk of injury on these sites is often compounded by the negligence of owners or contractors.
If you have been hurt in the workplace, and your injury was caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or coworker, you may be able to file a suit directly against that person, or against their employer. This type of suit is known as a third-party action and it offers advantages that a workers’ compensation claim does not.
If you are a New York police officer or firefighter and have been injured in the course of performing your job, you can seek compensation for your injuries under GML 205-e which imposes strict liability for any injuries suffered by a police officer or firefighter as a result of “neglect, omission, willful or culpable negligence.” This mean that a person may be liable for your injuries, whether they were caused by direct or indirect actions.
If you are a railroad worker and you have been hurt on the job, you might not be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits like most other state and federal workers. Instead, you may seek compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
If you are injured or suffering from an illness and you believe that you may not be able to work for at least one year because of your condition, you may be entitled to benefits through the Social Security Administration. If initially denied, you can often get the benefits you need by properly appealing your claim denial.
If you or your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the careless or negligent acts of another person, you want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to help you pursue full and fair compensation.
When your loved one dies because of the careless or negligent acts of others, you may be uncertain of your rights. No amount of money can bring your loved one back, but you have a right not only to compensation for your losses, but to hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions. You want an experienced attorney who has helped others in similar situations to protect your rights.
If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s slippery floor, broken steps or stairs, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. Owners of residential and commercial property in New York have a duty to maintain the premises so as to minimize the risk of injury to anyone legally visiting the property.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, you want an experienced and aggressive attorney to help you pursue full and fair compensation for your losses. Unlike other injuries, the full consequences of burns are often not apparent for weeks or even years.
If you have been the victim of an attack by a dog or other domesticated animal, you want an experienced attorney to help you pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.
If you have been injured because of negligence in the design, manufacturing, or distribution of a dangerous and defective product, you want an experienced attorney to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.