FALLING OBJECTS & FALL FROM HEIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY
NYC ATTORNEYS HANDLING FALL FROM HEIGHTS AND FALLING OBJECTS ACCIDENTS. GET THE HELP YOU NEED FROM OUR CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS.
You are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits when you are injured from a fall on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits are available for any work injury, regardless of who is at fault. This includes compensation to help cover medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may also be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. A third party is someone who is not your employer or a co-worker, but can still be liable for your injury. For example, the general contractor or subcontractor may be liable for causing the accident or providing an unsafe workplace; the manufacturer of defective scaffolding is a third party who may be liable if that defect led to your injuries.
In a personal injury action, you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond what you would receive through workers’ comp alone. This includes damages for your past and future lost wages, past and future medical costs, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss to normality of life. This could include compensation to help you cover the long-term cost of a permanent disability or lifestyle change.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF FALLS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES?
We help electricians, iron workers, plumbers, painters, and other individuals who have suffered serious injuries from falls, including falls from scaffolding, ladders and other heights. Some common causes of these types of falls include:
Lack of safety procedures
Misuse of ladders
Unguarded holes in floors with no rail or toehold
Unstable structures and improper scaffold construction
No matter what caused the accident, we can help you understand your claim and pursue compensation from any negligent third parties who may be responsible.
Injured by Falling Objects
Construction workers often have to use scaffolding in order to perform their work. When a worker falls from scaffolding, or when scaffolding collapses, it can cause life-altering injuries. The Labor Law Section 240 of New York protects construction workers who are injured while on or by scaffolds to help them pay for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other expenses. Under this code, building owners and general contractors are required to provide proper safety protection for all workers on site.
Fall from Heights
Fall from heights are one of the most common types of construction accidents. As a construction worker, you may be required to work on elevated work areas such as ladders, scaffolds and roofs. These elevated work areas can expose workers to a higher risk for falls from heights. These accidents can lead to serious injuries and disabilities. If you’re injured in a fall, you may want to file a Workers’ Compensation Claim and possibly a personal injury lawsuit against your employer or another party that may have been involved.
Experienced New York City Broken Bones and Head Injury Lawyers
If you are a construction worker, you know that your job requires you to work high above the ground where you may be exposed to falling or being struck by falling objects. These injuries often make it impossible to return to work and can involve expensive medical care. Getting compensation for lost wages and doctors bills is critical for injured workers and their families. After any construction accident, it is important for victims to know their rights and what compensation they may be entitled to.
Call now to schedule a free initial consultation at 718-897-2211.