Wrongful Death

Schwartzapfel Lawyers, P.C. – Fighting For You

If you suffered a loss, we sincerely extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. We hold wrongdoers accountable, protect your rights and help you every step of the way to make this most surreal, horrible situation somewhat easier. No one should bear this burden alone. We show your family respect, compassion and privacy as we vehemently fight for the money and benefits you are entitled to.

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REPRESENTING THE FAMILIES OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS KILLED ON THE JOB

First, if you suffered a loss, we sincerely extend our deepest sympathies and condolences. Our legal team at Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. believes passionately in workers’ rights to a safe and healthy workplace.

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The dangers on a construction site can be minimized or eliminated. We hold wrongdoers accountable.

If your family member was killed on the job, the contractors and owners and their agents may be at fault. Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. helps your family through this difficult experience. Although we urge you to pursue your legal rights as soon as possible to preserve valuable evidence before it is unavailable, removed, lost or stolen. We protect your rights and help you every step of the way to make this most surreal, horrible situation somewhat easier.

No one should bear this burden alone. You can count on us to sincerely help you and your family in any and every way we can. We show your family respect, compassion and privacy as we vehemently fight for the money and benefits you are entitled to.

INVESTIGATING A WRONGFUL DEATH

One of the most frustrating aspects of a wrongful death is getting answers from the people and corporations responsible. After losing your loved one, you may feel like you are given the runaround from your insurance company brokers, their investigators and their lawyers. Our attorneys have every confidence in the legal system and we use the system to get you the answers about what happened, who is to blame and hold them all accountable for your loss which was preventable if only they followed the rules.

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Call Our Injury and Wrongful Death Firm to Bring a Claim for Your Loved One’s Death.

After more than three decades of representing the families of fatally injured workers, our attorneys have the resources and expertise to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the accident. We retain and consult with top experts in collision reconstruction, vehicles and roadway systems, products liability, biomechanics, medical device and pharmaceuticals, premises safety, building systems, workplace safety, elevator and escalator trades and railroads to aid in the investigation. We then prosecute this action using the most highly credentialed and qualified experts in every field. Our aggressive litigation tactics and strategy results in maximizing the money you receive in an expeditious manner.

DAMAGES IN A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM

No amount of money can erase the pain and devastation you feel at the loss of your loved one. However, the money and benefits we recover can help you with the financial challenges that may arise as a result of his or her death. Every case is different, but our New York City wrongful death lawyers may pursue money for your family for:

  • Your loved one’s personal injury claim
  • Loss of retirement pension
  • Expenses related to the funeral and burial
  • Loss of social security retirement income
  • Medical bills related to your loved one’s accident
  • Services your loved one would have contributed to the household, such as childcare, lawn care, housekeeping, security and accounting
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of friendship, companionship, love, guidance, moral support, advice and affection
  • Wages your loved one would have earned
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of annuity
  • Loss of health insurance

CALL OUR INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH FIRM TO BRING A CLAIM FOR YOUR LOVED ONE’S DEATH

For your convenience, our New York offices are located in Manhattan, Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains. We represent clients in all injury and death cases on a contingency fee plan, meaning you do not pay us until we recover money for you.

Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule your free consultation with our dedicated wrongful death lawyers.

We lost a loved one, but we gained a lifelong friend in Schwartzapfel.

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He made me feel comfortable from the beginning that my life will get back together and that he will help me and my family become whole again.

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Everything was exactly what they told me. Even pretty much down to the time it would be settled. I would recommend Schwartzapfel to everybody.

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I feel they handled the insurance in the most amazing possible way they could.

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WRONGFUL DEATH FAQS

New York State law prohibits employees from suing their employers for injuries sustained in a construction accident. However, there are a few exceptions. When a construction accident is the fault of an employer, an injured worker is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. If someone other than the employer is also at fault for your injuries, such as the owner of the property, the landlord, the managing agent, the superintendent, the general contractor, the subcontractor, or anyone else other than your employer, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover additional money. In addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you can receive money for your pain and suffering and economic loss, your lost wages, your loss of pension or annuity, your loss of vacation funds, your loss of Social Security income, and your loss of household help.

Most workplace injuries on construction sites are caused by factors other than those caused/created by the employer. Often, the action is the fault of the owner of the property, the landlord, the managing agent, the superintendent, the general contractor, or the subcontractor. These accidents usually occur due to the fault of a third party, not the employer. We can file a lawsuit against those parties to collect money that cannot be recovered under Workers’ Compensation. Those additional funds can include money for your pain and suffering and economic losses, including your lost wages, your loss of annuity, loss of pension, your loss of vacation funds, your loss of Social Security income, loss of health insurance, your loss of household help, and other damages.

Construction accidents can be caused by numerous factors including:

  • Falls from any height
  • Falls from roofs
  • Falls from ladders
  • Falls from scaffolds
  • Falling debris
  • Falling objects
  • Trips and/or slips and falls
  • Failure to provide safety equipment
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Crane and hoist accidents
  • Collisions with equipment
  • Lift equipment failure
  • Trench collapse
  • Explosions
  • Electrical accidents

Depending upon the nature of your accident third parties at fault for a construction accident may include:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Landlords and managing agents
  • Building superintendents
  • Equipment manufacturers

The benefit to a third-party lawsuit is that an injured construction worker can collect money for damages that you would never be entitled to collect through Workers’ Compensation including compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering (both past and future)
  • Lost wages not covered by workers’ compensation
  • Loss of annuity
  • Loss of pension
  • Loss of Social Security income
  • Loss of vacation funds
  • Medical expenses not covered by workers’ compensation or denied by workers’ compensation
  • Loss of consortium — spousal or parent-child relationships that have been negatively impacted by the injury
  • Loss of parental guidance
  • Loss of household help
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WRONGFUL DEATH ARTICLES

  • How Does a Wrongful Death Claim Differ from a Personal Injury Claim?
    May 13, 2016
    How Does a Wrongful Death Claim Differ from a Personal Injury Claim?
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