Fall Injuries Lawyer in NYC
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Many construction workers in New York City do their jobs high above the ground – on ladders, scaffolds, bridges, rooftops, balconies, and decks. When there’s an accident, they can be left with a serious work injury that can be life-altering. When a third party’s negligence was responsible for what happened, injured workers deserve financial compensation.
If you suffered a serious injury after falling from a height in a workplace accident, you need an experienced NYC work injury lawyer. At Keogh Crispi, P.C., we understand the impact an injury can have on workers and their families. We help them fight back to hold negligent third parties accountable and help them get results.
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Falling from a height can result in:
- Broken limbs – Fractures in the arms and legs are common. Some breaks are more complicated and require surgery to implant screws, pins, rods, or plates to aid healing. Other complications can include infection, damage to muscles or nerves, and compartment syndrome, which can restrict blood flow and cause tissue damage.
- Head injuries – A hard hat can offer some protection, but it can fall off if a chinstrap is not used. A worker wearing a hard hat can still suffer a head injury. Workers can suffer concussion or a more serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can lead to bleeding or bruising in the brain.
- Hip fractures – If a worker lands on the hip, the result can be a fracture. These are painful injuries that can severely limit mobility. A metal implant may be required, or in some cases, the workers may need a complete hip replacement. Complications can include infection, blood clots, and muscle atrophy.
- Back injuries – There are many bones, discs, muscles, and ligaments in the back, and a fall can cause multiple injuries. These include fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, torn muscles or ligaments, and pinched nerves. If the spinal cord is bruised or severed, a worker can be left with paralysis.
The type and severity of the injury can depend on many different factors. These include the height of the fall, the position of landing, the type of surface on the ground below, and the worker’s general physical condition.
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A negligent third party – such as a property owner, contractor, subcontractor, or equipment manufacturer – may have been responsible for the fall. For example, a contractor may have erected a scaffold improperly. A piece of safety equipment may have been defective. Or required safety procedures were not followed.
If you fell from a height at work, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries, in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you receive. But the process of recovering compensation is complicated. Third parties often deny doing anything wrong and insurance companies may dispute liability.
That’s why you need an experienced NYC work injury lawyer to fight for you. We have a thorough knowledge of the federal and state laws that impact your case. We know how to build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously.
Our legal team can investigate your fall to get the facts. We gather evidence, review all accident reports and other documentation, and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult industry experts. We identify the party – or parties – whose negligence caused the accident that left you hurt.
In addition, we keep close track of your injury and your healing process and determine the total damages you have suffered. In a lawsuit, you can seek compensation for all current and future medical expenses, lost wage, lost earning capacity, vocational rehabilitation, needed home modifications, disfigurement and scarring, pain and suffering, and other damages.
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When we start a new case, we approach it as if we are going to trial. That doesn’t mean your case will necessarily end up in court. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that meets your needs. But we want to make it clear to the insurance company that we’ll be ready to go to trial, if that’s what it takes.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Under New York law, you generally have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a third party. But construction sites change rapidly and evidence can be lost or destroyed. Witnesses may also forget details about the accident.
We’re ready to meet with you. We can review the details of your accident and injuries, go over your legal option for recovering financial compensation, and answer any questions that you have about your case. All you have to do is contact us to schedule a free consultation.