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Cranes are used daily throughout New York City for the many ongoing construction projects. The operation of a crane is extremely complex and, when things go wrong, the consequences can be disastrous. New York possesses distinct and potent laws that empower injured construction workers to seek legal redress against negligent companies. These unique labor laws allow injured parties to pursue compensation covering medical expenses, lost earnings, and distress endured due to these accidents.

Crane accidents in New York result in more than 20% of all fatalities in construction accidents. While construction workers can be injured in crane accidents, so can bystanders and pedestrians. This is where a knowledgeable construction accident lawyer in New York can help - our lawyers specialize in crane accidents and other construction-related injuries.

At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, we have helped client after client obtain record-high verdicts and settlements in construction accident cases, including crane accidents. If you’ve been injured in a crane accident and want the best possible legal representation, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

Crane Fire and Collapse in Manhattan

In recent news, a crane on a high-rise building in Manhattan caught fire and partially collapsed on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, causing debris to plummet to the ground. The fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. and two firefighters and at least four civilians suffered minor injuries. The crane was on a building under construction, located on 10th Avenue and West 41st Street. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Select results from recent construction accident cases:

  • $37,000,000 awarded to an elevator mechanic who was injured in a construction accident.
  • $6,500,000 settlement awarded to a union construction worker who fell from an unsecured ladder.
  • $5,500,000 verdict awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a wood bracing collapsed while he was exiting a ditch.
  • $4,750,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him, causing multiple injuries.
  • $4,100,000 settlement in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he tripped over a loose beam.

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Who may be held to be responsible for your injuries?

Injured workers and bystanders alike can look to a variety of parties for legal responsibility in a crane accident. After the accident, our crane accident attorneys in NYC will begin a complete and thorough investigation of all of the incidents to determine the best way to obtain full compensation for all of your injuries.

Some of the possible responsible parties include the property owner of the structure under construction, the crane owners, the manufacturer of the crane or any of its parts, the contractors, subcontractors, supervisors and engineers, and more. Only a thorough investigation of every aspect of the accident by an experienced construction accident law firm is likely to identify all of the responsible parties in your case.

Crane carrying a heavy load of boxes

What should I do after a crane accident?

If you are injured in a crane accident, seek medical attention immediately. It is important that you are seen by a doctor and your injuries are properly diagnosed. Injuries may not seem obvious to you at the time of your accident, but a doctor can uncover any serious injuries.

After receiving medical attention and seeing a doctor, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff,PLLC, right away. Our award-winning team of attorneys will begin to investigate your accident thoroughly, uncovering every relevant piece of evidence before anyone has time to change things.  Our skilled crane accident attorneys, investigators and experts take photo and video evidence, get witness statements, conduct an inspection of the accident area, and segregate any faulty equipment. We find out about accident reports, work permits, and learn the identity of all of the developers, contractors, owners and subcontractors responsible for the safe operation of the crane.

I am a Construction Superintendent for The City of New York. I was signaling the crane with a piece of concrete pre-cast, when a freestanding piece of pre-cast weighing approximately 9,000 pounds fell and pinned against a stack of ply wood.

The Construction site was a disaster; it wasn't properly maintained and adequate safety measures were not taken. We were lifting from a non-approved hoisting area.

I was in the hospital when I interviewed several attorneys. I found Michael to be the most professional and well-suited for my construction accident. My experience with the office was very smooth, and Michael was very attentive to all of my needs. I am extremely pleased with the end result of my case. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a great construction personal injury attorney!


Contact us for help with your crane accident claim

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff and its construction accident attorneys are well-versed in crane accident cases and are aggressive in litigating cases for those injured. It is important that your personal injury attorney is dedicated to fighting for your cause.

If you have been involved in a crane accident, contact a New York crane accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff for a free consultation. Contact us online or call us at any time at 212-962-1020 or toll-free at 877-675-4529.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

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