Virtually every area of a construction site is dangerous. 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 working below, 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.
After a falling object injury on a construction site, you should contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, as soon as possible. A free consultation with one of our award-winning attorneys will ensure that your legal rights to compensation are preserved and protected while you focus on recovery.
Select results from recent falling object construction accident cases:
- $4,750,000 awarded to a construction worker who was injured when a concrete slab fell and struck him resulting in multiple injuries.
- $3,200,000 recovered in a case involving a construction worker who was injured when he was struck by falling construction material.
- $2,500,000 awarded in a case involving a union laborer who was injured when struck by an improperly secured lumber.
- $2,000,000 million award obtained for a construction worker who was hit on his head by a falling object.
Why is falling debris so dangerous on a New York 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. Serious injuries that can result from being struck by objects include:
- Fractured or shattered bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Back and spinal injuries
- Paralysis (total or partial)
If the accident happened on the job, can I still bring a lawsuit?
Yes, you can, and you probably should. An experienced New York construction accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve.
New York laws require owners, contractors and employers to follow specific safety guidelines to protect workers, pedestrians, and other passersby from falling objects. Particularly at construction sites where laborers are in greater danger of being struck by objects that fall from above, New York Labor Laws that protect workers and assign liability to those who failed to provide safety on the job site.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff have decades of experience in understanding the intricacies of the New York Labor Laws, and a history of fighting aggressively to ensure that every client receives the full compensation that the law can provide.
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. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, we have experienced investigators and top-rated experts who work tirelessly to expose the guilty party and get you the compensation that you are entitled to.
How long will it take to settle my case?
Each and every case is different, and some move through the system more quickly than others. There will need to be a thorough investigation and witnesses will need to be interviewed.
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 extremely experienced 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.
I really appreciate Michael for his hard work on my case.
I have been working as a construction worker for 10 years. Unfortunately, I was involved in a construction accident where I was working and a sheet of plywood struck me on my head and shoulder. After two months of searching for a great attorney, I finally retained Michael Lamonsoff who took my case from beginning to trial with a very successful end result! I really appreciate Michael for his hard work on my case. His staff was also great to work with as they always helped and took care of me when I needed them.
I'd recommend Michael Lamonsoff
I initially found Michael through a google search following an on the job construction accident where I was struck by a falling beam. Once he learned the severity of the accident and my injuries he wasted no time in getting me everything I needed and more. After disc replacement and a fusion of my cervical spine I needed all the help I could get and from start to finish he and his team were always in contact with me every step of the way keeping me informed and fighting for me more than I could explain. I'd recommend Michael Lamonsoff, Joe, Seth and the rest of the team to anyone in search of Personal Injury or Construction lawyers.
Contact us for help with your falling object accident claim
The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff and its construction accident attorneys understand all types of construction accident cases, including those which involve falling debris, and are aggressive in litigating cases for those injured.
If you have been involved in a construction accident, contact the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff for a free consultation.