Hit by a Falling Object? You Need an Attorney.
Get an experienced construction accident lawyer on your side.
There’s a reason hard hats are mandatory on construction sites: there’s always the risk of falling objects, especially in New York City where construction frequently happens at height. General contractors, property owners, and subcontractors have a responsibility to keep workers safe from falling objects; when they don’t meet that responsibility, lives can be changed. An experienced construction accident attorney can help.
Keogh Crispi, P.C. has extensive experience and a strong track record of results for injured construction workers – including a $4.5 million recovery for a laborer whose foot was crushed by a falling rock section. If you were hurt by a falling object, get an attorney who can help you move forward. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Know your rights under New York law.
New York Labor Law 240 is commonly called the “Scaffold Law,” but it actually applies to all types of construction, demolition, and excavation accidents involving gravity, including objects falling from height and hitting workers. The property owner and general contractor are responsible for providing safety equipment and taking appropriate precautions to protect workers – and this responsibility cannot be delegated to a subcontractor.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the party responsible for a falling object injury could be the property owner, a construction company, or even a manufacturer – for instance, if you were hurt because of defective safety equipment, or because another piece of equipment fell apart or caused a collapse. The key is to gather evidence to establish liability and support your claim. When you hire us, we’ll take immediate action to preserve and acquire that evidence and get to the bottom of what happened.
The injury changed your life. We can help you rebuild.
Among the “Fatal Four” types of deadly construction accidents is “struck by object,” a category that includes being hit by a falling object. In New York, where objects often fall from many stories above the ground, these types of accidents can be particularly dangerous. Some of the injuries caused by falling objects include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Eye and ear injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Crushed hands and feet
- Broken bones
In too many cases, these injuries can prove fatal. Workers who survive may be permanently disabled or disfigured. Your medical expenses can stretch into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. You may not be able to work again for a long time, or you may no longer be able to work construction at all. You deserve full compensation to help you rebuild your life.
Get the high-stakes representation you need.
We proudly represent injured construction workers, as well as families of workers killed in fatal accidents. When you come to us, we’ll listen to your account of what happened and how it has affected your life. If you choose to hire us, we’ll start an immediate investigation to secure evidence and start building your case. We will deal with the insurance companies on your behalf while you focus on healing and keep you informed every step of the way. Our representation is on a contingency fee, which means it costs you nothing out of pocket – you only pay us if and when we win your case.
Our policy is to prepare every case for trial. When the insurance company sees we’re ready to take them to court, they have a strong incentive to offer a fair settlement; otherwise, we’re ready to argue your case before a judge and jury. We take this high-stakes approach because we know it gets results for New York construction workers.
If you were hurt by a falling object on a New York construction site, take immediate action to protect your legal rights. Contact us today to speak with an experienced construction accident attorney about your potential case.