Sadly, Goldstein and Handwerker have been involved in some very significant construction accident cases in NYC. Each year, we represent surviving families of people who have been killed on the construction site, and it's heart-wrenching to see their pain. We are grateful to work with these families and to get them the money they deserve and be of what little comfort we can as they grieve.
We represented a client who had been run over by a heavy piece of construction equipment and was paralyzed from the neck down. Any time you're working on a construction site, the chances of injury or death are elevated. Still, when these types of accidents occur, victims and their families deserve just compensation, and that is what get them as the leading construction accident attorneys in NYC.
One of the most common ways that people get injured on construction sites is by falling off of ladders and scaffold. Sometimes, people fall off roofs or have other height-related accidents.
Can I Sue for Minor Construction Accident Injuries?
Goldstein and Handwerker are very proactive about getting to the bottom of a case, even if it means hiring private investigators or expert witnesses to get the information that we need. Fortunately, not all construction injuries result in death or paralysis. Still, even smaller injuries can be life-altering. They can cause a person to quickly rack up astronomical medical bills and keep them out of work.
Should I Take a Settlement in My Construction Accident Case?
Settlements are often an attractive option for our clients, especially when evidence may not be what we'd like it to be. We understand that some of our clients have suffered serious injuries on the construction site, and they just want to get on with their lives. Sometimes, insurance companies may not be willing to settle. In those kinds of cases, we have to go to trial. When we do go to trial, you can rest assured that our NYC construction accident attorneys are experienced in fighters.
We'll gather information, conduct investigations, take depositions, and make your case for you. When we accept a case, we don't take them with the intent to settle. We want to go in with two guns blazing, so to speak. If you want to settle, we will pursue that avenue for you, but we want you to know that we are here for the long fight.
Is it Moral to Sue Over a Construction Accident?
In the United States, more than 800 construction workers die each year on the job, and countless more are injured, the degree of which varies from minor to severe. Being struck by vehicles, heavy equipment, and other objects is the top cause of injuries and the second-highest cause of death for construction workers. The sad part is that, in every single case, these deaths and injuries could have been avoided.
Is My Construction Accident Injury the Result of My Employer's Negligence?
Construction site employers have a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace. This means ensuring that operations and equipment are run smoothly and that sober, competent people are hired to manage them. Taking the right protective steps saves lives. When a construction site employer doesn't take those precautionary steps, we will hold them accountable.
Goldstein and Handwerker are reputed construction accident attorneys in NYC, and we can help you get the money you deserve either in trial or from a settlement.