NEW YORK CITY
CONSTRUCTION SITE FALLS
Many people are injured each year as the result of objects falling on them in stores, from buildings or on construction sites. Construction work zones are dangerous areas. With multiple subcontractors on-site, it is easy for miscommunication and negligence to lead to serious injuries . If you or someone you know is injured or killed by a falling object, you are entitled to recover compensation which depends on the level of injuries by the negligence of others. In addition to medical costs, damage awards may consider pain and suffering, impact to lifestyle, potential earnings and medical costs.
There is the potential for a falling object accident wherever people are working on elevated surfaces and other people are present below. There are specific safety rules designed to prevent objects from being dropped, but serious accidents can happen when those rules are not enforced. Everyone present on a construction site should wear a hardhat and goggles to protect their head and eyes from falling objects. It might also be necessary to install safety nets or lines to prevent dropped objects from hurting people below. We maintain a close knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, as well as other relevant New York laws that can impact workers or passersby.
Depending on the weight, height from which the object fell, the speed or velocity the object gains while falling may be a crucial factor in a case. If the falling item was large, the injury could be severe, and may even result in a wrongful death . If you or a loved one was injured by a falling object, you should discuss your case with one of our construction site and falling object accident attorneys. Munawar & Hashmat, LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) can effectively handle your court case, as well as your workers’ compensation claim, so that you only have to speak to one law firm about your case. Call us for FREE CONSULTATION at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to have a lawyer representing you AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to protect your rights. Our attorneys provide clients the information they need to make sound decisions so that they can recover maximum possible compensation for their losses. By thoroughly investigating each client’s case, we determine the full extent of the accident and damages. Due to the passion, hard work, resources and investigation we invest in every case, we are confident that we can make the future brighter for our clients.
It is hard to predict why such an accident may occur. Workers may not have been properly trained, or the site may not be managed up to legal standards. If you have been injured by a falling object at a construction site or elsewhere, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your right to recover compensation. Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may be eligible for additional damages if a third party (someone other than your employer or a coworker) caused your injuries.
Some of the worst falling object injuries result from heavy tools and equipment that drop to a lower level. However, even a small object like a nail or other debris could cause serious eye or other injuries if dropped from heights.
Some common injuries that result from falling object accidents include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, eye injuries, fractured skulls, paralysis (including paraplegia and quadriplegia),deep cuts and even death.
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It is important to act quickly after suffering an injury in a construction accident. Reach out to our New York City firm by calling 212-400-4000 or by completing our online contact form.