The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. The State of New York has strong worker protection laws designed to protect construction workers from common injuries such as falls from scaffolds, falls from elevated heights, falling objects and other construction site dangers. Unfortunately, many construction companies ignore these safety rules to try to save time and money resulting in workers getting injured while on the job.
When construction workers are injured due to the fault of their employers, the law allows them to sue to recover monetary compensation for their injuries. The compensation for injured workers can often be in the hundreds of thousands and even in the millions of dollars depending on the severity of the injury. Injured workers also have the right to Worker’s Compensation benefits that pay for their medical and hospital bills, medical equipment, physical therapy, medications, lost earnings as well as future expenses related to their injuries.
Often construction companies and employers will threaten injured workers by using their immigration status to force them to stay quiet and not seek the compensation for their injuries. The fact is that your immigration status does not matter. All injured worker, regardless of their immigration status, are entitled to the same protections under New York State’s laws. This means that an injured worker can sue for compensation of his/her injuries and to obtain Worker’s Compensation benefits regardless of his/her immigration status. It cannot be held against them.
The attorneys at Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC, are experienced in construction site accident cases and can help protect all your legal rights. If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction site accident, please call us right away for a free consultation.
During the winter months, Mother Nature creates slippery and hazardous conditions that we must deal with on a regular basis such as snow and ice on sidewalks and walkways. Although property owners cannot control the weather, they can take reasonable steps to deal with natural conditions so as to prevent injuries to unsuspecting people walking on their property and/or sidewalks.
In fact, New York has laws that require that property owners clear their sidewalks and apply salt and/or sand promptly after a snowfall.
Many property owners live up to this responsibility and clear their sidewalks on a timely basis. Unfortunately, we have all encountered properties where the snow has not been cleared even long after the snow has ceased to fall. Such owners can be legally liable to a person that sustains an injury as a result of slipping and falling on their property.
At Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC, we have experience in representing victims that have been injured due to slip and falls on snow and ice conditions.
Slip, trip and fall accident cases can occur anywhere such as in a building, parking lot, supermarket, shopping mall, stairway or an in elevator.
The law imposes a legal duty upon all owners of property to keep their property reasonably safe and free from conditions that can cause accidents or injuries. An owner that fails to live up to this duty may be held legally responsible if someone is injured as a result of his failure to keep his property in a safe condition.
This area of the law, often referred to as premises liability, allows an injured party to seek compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses lost wages, and other costs incurred because of the accident.
At Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC, we have experience in representing victims that have been injured due to dangerous conditions such as broken stairs, slippery conditions, spills, debris, mis-leveled elevators and improper construction.
Call us today to schedule a consultation if you have been involved in slip, trip and fall accident.
The sidewalks of the streets of New York have been neglected for decades. As a result, many sidewalks that we walk on everyday contain dangerous cracks, holes, depressions and other defects that can cause us to trip and fall and sustain serious injuries such as sprains, strains and even fractured bones.
The law requires that property owners maintain their sidewalks reasonably safe and free of dangerous conditions or trip hazards. Recent changes in the law now have made it more confusing to determine who is responsible for maintaining a particular sidewalk. Depending on the location of the sidewalk, the responsible party may be the abutting landowner or the local municipality.
At Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced in investigating and determining who is responsible for the maintenance of any particular sidewalk.
We employ a team of investigators who go out to accident scenes to conduct full investigations that includes the taking of photographs and measurements of any accident causing sidewalk conditions. Our investigators also track down and interview potential witnesses. Our attorneys also investigate and determine if other accidents had previously occurred which would show that the owner of the sidewalk was aware of the problem but chose to ignore it.
After our initial and comprehensive investigation we aggressively pursue full compensation for all injuries you sustain as a result of a property owner’s failure to maintain his/her sidewalk.
The impact a car accident can have on a person’s life can be tremendous.
Not only can a victim suffer from pain and suffering due to his injuries, a victim can also endure significant lost earnings, property damages and huge medical expenses. If that were not bad enough, the prospect of dealing with large insurance companies can be complicated and intimidating for most people.
Don’t take on the large insurance companies and their attorneys on your own. Let us fight for your rights.
At Rosenberg & Rodriguez, PLLC we understand the legal and insurance issues surrounding car accidents. Our extensive knowledge and experience handling car accident claims and lawsuits is why we are the right choice for you.
Our firm can handle every aspect of your car accident case including processing your lost earnings claims; making sure that your medical bills are covered; processing your property damages claim and of course, obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.