Langsam Law LLP

Construction Accident Litigation

Are you or do you know anyone who has been injured while working as a construction worker or contractor and needs fair compensation for the same? Then, contact our team of experts! Langsam Law is one of the best NYC personal injury law firms that comprise lawyers delivering guaranteed results in terms of compensation. Scaffolding injuries and accidents at construction sites are a common scenario that requires full legal assistance. The dangers associated with construction sites are well known, so there is no doubt that injuries occur there. The remedy for such injuries lies in the hands of reputable lawyers. In New York, personal injury lawyers play an essential role in delving into the subject matter to bring desired results. A construction accident lawyer in New York has expertise in the areas of legalities in the city.

This subspecialty of law addresses workplace accidents occurring at construction sites. These cases, typically brought pursuant to the New York State Labor Law, allow workers involved in building demolition, construction and/or renovation to recover for personal injuries sustained as a result of the failure of the owner and/or general contractor to provide a safe place to work. Many of these cases result in a worker’s future inability to work. This may consist of the failure to provide adequate and proper scaffolding, ladders and protective equipment. These cases may be brought as third party actions in addition to an employee filing a workers compensation claim. We are currently litigating cases involving workers who have been injured by materials falling from heights, falls from ladders and scaffolds, and trips and falls from construction debris.

Related Cases:

  • $950,000 for worker who fell from ladder
  • $400,000 for worker who fell from scaffold

Our Attorneys

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Elise Langsam |

Plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice representation.

Senior Partner and veteran trial attorney Elise Langsam has been practicing law for 42 years, 39 of which have been dedicated to representing personal injury clients. Ms. Langsam is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is admitted to practice in New York State, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. She received her J.D. degree in 1978 from SUNY at Buffalo Law School and was admitted to the Appellate Division First Department in 1979. She has volunteered her services to counsel civic organizations such as the Ecuadorian Civil Committee (she is bilingual in Spanish). Some of the cases she has handled have been the subject of articles in the New York Law Journal, the New York Times, and other legal publications, including Jury Verdict Reports. Ms. Langsam tries all the cases in the firm, and her experience, perseverance, and compassion that have been responsible for favorable results for thousands of clients have earned her recognition as a Super Lawyer each year from 2014 through 2020. Legal fees for personal injury and medical malpractice matters are contingent upon recovery, so that clients need not pay us until we successfully obtain compensation for their injuries. 

Richard Langsam |

Corporate law and commercial transactions.

With 41 years of legal experience, Richard Langsam brings to his representation of business clients a broad range of corporate expertise. He counsels small, medium and large businesses and start-ups, advising them with respect to entity selection, strategy and planning, operations, corporate governance, strategic alliances, intellectual property licensing, personnel matters and executive compensation agreements as well as ownership agreements of all varieties. Richard also represents clients in the merger and acquisition arena as well as recapitalizations and financings. Richard’s clientele include such diverse businesses as steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and advertising agencies and he has acted as virtual “in house” counsel to Dutch, British, Italian, French, German and Swedish businesses with respect to their wholly owned United States subsidiaries.