Effective representation for municipalities, Businesses and individuals

SCHOPF LAW, PLLC

Attorney in Clifton Park Center, New York. Conveniently located off Exit 9 of the Northway. Friendly and approachable.

I help clients get compensation for auto, truck, motorcycle, boating accidents, premises liability and on-the-job injuries

including New York State Labor Law (“scaffold law”) violations and OSHA violations.

Please contact me today for a Free Consultation regarding your injuries.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury can result from virtually any day-to-day activity. I represent victims of serious accidents and injuries resulting from motor vehicles, motorcycles, and accidents that occur at home, work or at other locations.

Personal injury claims typically involve motor vehicle accidents, motorcycles, falls, job site accidents, dog bites and other injuries resulting from another person’s negligence or unreasonable conduct. If an accident occurs involving property owned by another, that property owner can be held liable in a court of law and be required to pay you compensation for your injuries.

If you have suffered a serious injury, it is important that you take immediate action. The law imposes strict time deadlines on personal injury actions and if you fail to act in a timely manner, you may be barred from ever pursuing your right to compensation. In certain cases, especially in some work site related injuries, New York law requires that an injured person give "notice" of their claim within a specific period of time or the claim will be barred. It is very important to seek out the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident to give you an honest and straightforward evaluation of your case.

In personal injury cases, if a victim proves his or her case, the responsible party or their insurance carrier will pay damages, which may include:

-  Compensation for injuries or deaths
-  Medical expenses (past and future)
-  Property damage
-  Lost wages
-  Pain and suffering
-  Other financial awards, including compensation to family members.

What is a Labor Law (Scaffold Law) Claim?

New York State has special laws to protect employees who work from elevated surfaces, i.e. ladders, scaffolds and roofs. Sometimes commonly referred to as the “scaffold law” these provisions of law found in the NYS Labor Law §200, 240 and 241 provide absolute liability on some building owners to provide equipment and working areas that are safe and compliant with OSHA and NYS safety regulations. If you have been hurt on the job, it is very important that you immediatelycontact an attorney experienced in Labor Law violations to evaluate your case, as you may in some instances only have a very short time in which to file notice of a claim.

Contact me now for a free evaluation of your personal injury case. For a description of what to expect before and during a lawsuit, please see my "civil litigation page".


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