White Plains Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction zones in White Plains contain many dangerous elements. When paired with the negligence of a construction company or worker, a construction site can become even more of a risk. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries, contact the White Plains construction accident lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free consultation. We can help you seek maximum compensation for your losses.
Why Hire Us?
- Our law firm has derived its excellence from 50 years of combined experience and a deep understanding of what each individual client needs to succeed. We know what it takes to win and are not afraid of going to trial on behalf of our clients.
- Our construction accident attorneys believe relationships matter. We put our relationship with our clients first, but also maintain strong relationships with judges and experts in New York.
- Our lawyers have experience with many common types of construction accidents, including falls, equipment accidents, transportation accidents, electrocutions, struck-by object accidents and construction zone accidents involving drivers.
Can You Recover Compensation for a Construction Accident in White Plains?
You have rights as the injured victim of a construction accident in White Plains, New York. New York’s workers’ compensation system says that you are eligible for financial benefits even without proving anyone’s negligence. A successful workers’ comp claim could reimburse you for 100 percent of your medical bills and about 67 percent of your lost wages. A successful personal injury claim, on the other hand, could reimburse you for 100 percent of your lost wages, as well as additional compensation for your pain and suffering. If you file an injury claim, however, you will need to prove negligence or fault to recover.
It is important to speak to an attorney about your construction site accident and legal options. If your attorney believes somebody’s negligence caused your construction accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit instead of, or in addition to, a workers’ compensation claim. You could have grounds to file both if it is not your employer who caused your injury. A lawyer from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP will provide an exhaustive list of all of your recovery options. Then, you and your lawyer will be able to choose the ideal path for your claim.
Construction Accident Claim FAQs
Q: Who is liable?
A: Liability for a construction accident will depend on the circumstances of the case. In many situations, the owner of the construction site and the general contractor will be responsible for an accident that happens at one of its worksites. You may be able to hold them responsible for failing to provide a safe place to work, failing to provide proper safety equipment, or improperly training its workers.
Q: What is the statute of limitations?
A: You have no more than three years from the date of your construction accident to file a personal injury claim in the state of New York. This is New York’s statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits, with a few exceptions.
Q: What damages are available?
A: You can file a claim against the negligent party for damages associated with your medical costs, disabilities, lost wages, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, physical and emotion pain and suffering and more. Our attorneys can help you calculate your damages.
Contact a White Plains Construction Accident Attorney Today
Out of everything you do following an injury in a construction accident, make hiring a lawyer a priority. The sooner you hire a legal representative, the better. An attorney will help you file claims paperwork by New York’s strict deadline to ensure a valid claim. An attorney will also explain your rights and legal options. While you concentrate on healing from your personal injuries, your lawyer from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP can work hard to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf from an employer or another party. Start your claim with a free consultation at our local White Plains office. Call (914) 993-0393 or contact us online anytime.