Kahana Feld’s Construction/New York Labor Law practice is on call twenty-four (24) hours a day ready to manage the most complex, high exposure matters. The firm represents owners, public entities, general contractors, and trade subcontractors against claims resulting from construction site accidents, design and construction defects, delay and liquidated damages claims and negligence. We have a specific expertise in handling New York Labor Law matters and the related challenges that a strict liability presents. We litigate matters from inception through trial and we include our robust and nationally acclaimed appellate practice when necessary and/or practical. We are routinely retained by major insurance carriers (both primary and excess insurers) and third-party administrators managing labor law and construction claims, including State National Insurance Company (“SNIC”), National Claim Services, Travelers, and Chubb.
The firm’s 24/7 Rapid Response Team compromised of OSHA certified attorneys is prepared to be on-site immediately following a construction accident to manage an in-depth investigation to determine if the accident or potential claims falls under the New York Labor Law statutes and gather the necessary information utilized to craft the proper strategy moving forward. Additionally, the team has a consortium of investigators and experts available 24/7.
Once the determination has been established, Kahana Feld rapidly seeks to remove our clients from the case by identifying opportunities for transferring the risk to other parties, as the best possible result is a case our client is not a party to. If that is not an option, we build our defense using a team of experts, including knowledgeable outside medical professionals and our appellate team who are adept at bridging the gap between medicine and the law and who can quickly assess the damages and place a value on the claims. Moreover, we have close relationships with many personal injury plaintiffs’ firms, which enables us to advance early resolutions, helping to minimize our clients’ legal spend.
No matter the case, we fiercely defend our clients’ interests. Our attorneys pride ourselves on having litigated some of the most complex high-exposure catastrophic injury cases and regularly resolve our cases for fraction of the initial demand. Our attorneys are prepared to manage cases from inception through trial and regularly appear in state and federal courts across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.