Falling Object Accident Lawyer in New York

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At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we represent workers injured on construction sites in Manhattan, QueensBrooklynStaten Island, the Bronx and all of New York City.  Our construction accident attorneys have handled New York construction injury claims for a variety of accidents, including workers hit by falling objects.

We offer a free initial evaluation of your claim. Call 212-279-2000 today for a free consultation or contact us online.

Workers on a New York City construction site face peril on a daily basis – whether working from a hazardous height or handling dangerous and heavy equipment, the dangers are many. Yet one of the most unexpected – and deadly dangers on a construction site is being hit by a falling object.

Common Falling Objects in Construction Sites

New York construction sites have a number of situations in which heavy objects can fall from significant heights and cause serious injury.

The following are among the most common construction site components that can fall:

  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Blocks
  • Pulleys
  • Braces
  • Irons
  • Ropes

Falling object construction injury cases require substantial knowledge of the New York construction industry and New York’s legal principles. The NYC construction accident lawyers at David Resnick & Associates, P.C., know that in order to win a falling object case, we must clearly establish that the object fell because of a lack of safety measures or defective equipment or materials. We work with qualified industry experts to demonstrate what caused the accident and who was responsible. We carefully examine the facts surrounding the accident scene to determine if a contractor skipped over safety guidelines or failed to provide instructions, or whether key equipment components failed to function properly.

Compensation For Injuries From Construction Falling Objects

Workers hit by construction falling objects can be seriously injured. Workers’ compensation offers benefits to assist injured New York construction workers, but severe injuries often exceed the limits of the workers’ compensation system. If you have been hurt badly enough that work is no longer an option, you and your family may need more extensive long term compensation to move forward with your lives.

As a rule, the law prohibits employees from suing their employers in a New York construction injury lawsuit, but there is often more than one responsible party when a construction accident occurs. Other manufacturers or contractors may have played a role, such as the company that made the elevated work surface or equipment used while on the surface. Falling object accident claims are rarely simple – because there are so many factors involved – so it’s essential to work with experienced construction accident attorneys like David Resnick & Associates, P.C. You can also learn about frequently asked questions for construction injuries.

Our personal injury lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine if you have a case against a third party that is not your employer. Falling object accident claims can result in payment of compensation for your injuries that includes:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Additional wage loss benefits beyond what workers’ compensation will pay
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of relationship – This assigns a monetary cost to the activities and services you are no longer able to provide to your immediate family due to your injuries.

Contact Our Falling Objects Lawyers Today

If you have been injured in a falling object accident while on the job in New York, please contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C. Even if you are already receiving benefits, it may be to your advantage to consult an experienced NYC workplace injury lawyer to ensure that you are receiving the maximum benefits available under the law.