New York City Construction Accident Lawyers
Law Firm OverviewEdelman & Edelman, P.C. is a personal injury firm located in New York, New York and serving clients in State and Federal Courts.
Co-Founder Martin W. Edelman’s breadth of knowledge and keen intuition allow him to analyze potential claims with a much more critical eye and build a case. He has done a great deal of work to revise and streamline laws that threatened people's ability to obtain the justice they deserved. Together, the attorneys have decades of legal experience and diligently pursue all options in seeking the best possible outcomes for clients.
With personal attention and legal guidance, the firm has been serving clients for 60 years with highly skilled advocacy.
Year this Office was Established: 1978
Languages: English, Spanish
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Unsafe Products, Wrongful Convictions
Areas of Law Description
Edelman & Edelman, P.C. practices in the following areas:
- Construction Site Accidents
Some workplaces are more dangerous than others, and when the owners and managers fail to take proper precautions, the people who do the heavy lifting can be badly injured. Serious construction accidents inflict terrible suffering on hardworking people just trying to do a job. We can get you what you or deserve. That is why it is so important to consult a skilled construction accident lawyer if you have been involved in a construction site injury in New York City.
- Scaffolding Accidents
Every year many workers are killed or seriously injured while working on scaffolding. This occurs even though general contractors and sub-contractors implement a variety of safety measures. Most of the injuries involved in scaffold accidents are caused by either the planking or support giving way, or when the employee slips off or is struck by a falling object. Knowing your right and remedies in such injuries requires the skilled attorneys at Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
- Workers’ Rights to a Safe Workplace
People who are seriously injured at work are entitled to two forms of compensation -- what they get from worker's compensation claims, and what they get above and beyond those claims. Serious injuries at work are so often both devastating and preventable that we time and time again get people more than their worker's compensation claims alone would give them. If you were seriously injured on the job, please let us help you get everything you deserve.
Mr. Martin W. Edelman
Construction Accident Attorney
Construction Accidents, Labor
More Information on Edelman & Edelman, P.C.Construction Accidents
Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents
Aerial Lift Accidents
Falls at Construction Sites
Construction Trench Accidents
Power Tools & Electrical Injuries
NY Workers' Compensation Claims
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