New York City Fallen Object Lawyers Helping Construction Workers Win Their Cases
Virtually every area of a construction site is dangerous. As construction accident lawyers in New York, we can tell you that there are multiple hazards that must constantly be taken into consideration while workers attempt to perform their duties. Construction accidents are not uncommon because of the number of hazards on the job site.
Workers are accustomed to looking for dangerous situations on the ground and around their immediate area. However, they don’t usually think about falling debris. When falling objects injure an employee on the ground, the results can be catastrophic.
The weight of the falling object, combined with gravity and the height from which it fell, for example, from a rooftop, can have devastating effects on unsuspecting workers below. These types of construction accidents can do irreparable damage to an individual and their entire family structure.
If you or a loved one has been injured by falling object(s) on a New York construction site, call The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, immediately. No amount of financial compensation can make up for the injuries that you have sustained, but it can help ease the financial burden.
Why is falling debris so dangerous on a NY construction site?
Falling objects are often heavy and are always unexpected. When falling debris comes plummeting down from above, it is also usually moving at a very high rate of speed. Gravity, combined with the weight of the object, can make these accidents deadly. To make matters worse, the injuries most often sustained are head injuries.
What type of injuries are most common in construction accidents involving falling objects?
There are so many variables this can be a difficult question to answer. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are not uncommon. Physical impairment or disability from head trauma is also very common.
We often see spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or even blindness from being struck on the head. Blindness may be partial and temporary or complete and permanent. The type of injuries sustained from falling debris on construction sites is almost always catastrophic.
If the accident happened on the job, aren’t I limited to workers’ compensation benefits?
No, not necessarily. A construction site typically has multiple contractors and subcontractors all working at the same time. If you were struck by a falling object while working on a New York construction site, and a third-party is responsible for the accident, you may be able to bring a civil suit against that party.
You will still receive your workers’ compensation benefits, but you may also be awarded additional damages in a third-party civil suit. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve.
Can I be awarded damages for pain and suffering?
Workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering. However, the damages awarded in a third-party civil suit may. You may be awarded damages for pain and suffering, compensation to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Each case is different and treated on an individual basis so the circumstances surrounding your particular case will directly affect the type and amount of damages awarded.
Why are cases involving falling objects on construction sites so complicated?
There are so many different types of objects on a construction site that can fall and seriously injure someone below. The people working on a construction jobsite are subject to falling debris, hand tools, building materials, and more. These cases can become quite complicated because it can be hard to prove liability.
It is not often that someone just steps forward and takes responsibility for an accident of this nature. A thorough investigation is necessary to try to prove third-party liability. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer will have tools at their disposal to help expose the guilty party and get you the compensation that you are entitled to.
What if a loved one was fatally wounded by falling material on a construction site?
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, can still help. There may be a third party who is responsible for the falling object(s) that took your loved one’s life. In this case, you would file a wrongful death suit.
Our attorneys understand that this is a difficult and delicate time for your family, and we are well-versed in all laws pertaining to falling objects on construction sites.
How long will it take to settle my case?
At The Law Office of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we know how to get your case prioritized so that it can be resolved as quickly as possible.
We also have charismatic negotiators who may be able to resolve your case in the pretrial stage, which will significantly shorten the length of time it takes to get a positive outcome.
Contact a falling objects law firm today!
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC has a reputation for successfully representing fallen object accident victims in the state of New York and will bring our experience to your case.
If you sustained a serious injury from a falling object on a construction site in New York, we will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. To speak with a skilled attorney, call us at (877) 675-4529 or submit a consultation request form through our website.