Injured from a Falling Object & Looking for a New York Attorney?
Were you working on a construction site when a falling object struck you? You deserve to receive compensation for the physical and emotional damages the falling object caused you. We can help.
Speak with a New York falling object accident and injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 to discuss your rights to compensation.
New York Laws on Falling Objects
New York has strong laws to ensure the safety of its construction workers. These laws protect workers of all trades when performing their duties on construction sites.
The New York Scaffold Law
One such law is the Scaffold Law. Section 240 of New York’s Labor Laws, requires construction workers be given proper protection from falls from scaffolding, ladders, or other platforms and heights.
Section 240 also safeguards construction workers from falling objects, which are being hoisted at a construction site when they are working below a ladder, scaffolding, or roof.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at 516-932-0400 to speak to New York falling object accident and injury lawyer today.
How Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Can Help
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. represents construction workers who suffer injuries in falling object accidents. We fight for the physical and emotional damages you deserve while you focus on healing.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will answer your questions and concerns as they arise. Furthermore, as your legal counsel, we will speak on your behalf to other lawyers, insurance companies, and other entities. We will also negotiate on your behalf.
Fight for Your Rightful Compensation
The compensation you deserve may cover pain and suffering, economic damages, and more. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to pay for medical bills, diminished quality of life, and more as they pertain to your case.
Identify Liable Parties
Our legal team will identify any parties who are liable for your injuries. Depending on your case, this may include general contractors, subcontractors, your employer, or the owner of the property. Let us identify the responsible parties while you focus on getting better.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will collect evidence to prove liability for your falling object accident.
Evidence may include:
- Photographs or video footage of the work area where the accident occurred
- Witness testimony and statements
- Medical records and doctor reports
- Accident reports
- Certifications for working conditions
- Records of safety inspections
- Records of safety meetings
If were injured by a falling object at a construction site, we can help. Call 516-932-0400 to exercise your legal right to compensation.
Common Causes of Falling Object Accidents
With so many workers, machines, and tools on a job site, there are many potential dangers. Objects that commonly fall and cause injuries on a construction site include:
- Ladders that tip or slide
- Building materials such as wood, brick, roofing, nails, and screws
- Dropped tools such as hammers, drills, and saws
- Collapsed scaffolding or building structures
- Faulty ceiling or floor collapsing
- Unsecured tools
- Equipment or materials toppling
- Workers falling from a platform or scaffolding onto another worker
Call 516-932-0400 to speak with a New York falling object accident and injury lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Injuries from Falling Object Accidents
Falling object accident injuries can vary greatly. If you were injured, you might have experienced:
- A concussion or other brain injury
- Broken bones/fractures
- Deep lacerations
- Permanent or temporary paralysis
- Full or partial disability
- Neck, back, or spine injuries
- Loss of use of limbs
- Loss of limbs
Recoverable Damages from Falling Object Accidents
New York law entitles injured construction workers to file a lawsuit to receive compensation.
The physical and emotional damages you can claim for your falling object accident include:
- Lost wages
- Training for new work skills
- Medical bills
- Adjustments made to the home to accommodate injuries or disability
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Future lost wages
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our office today before your rights to pursue compensation expire.
Statute of Limitations
While workers who are injured by falling object accidents reserve the right to receive compensation, there is a limited time frame to file a lawsuit. The New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules, Section 214 establishes a statute of limitations on falling object cases.
A New York falling object accident and injury lawyer from our team will timely protect your rights.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 to get started filing the necessary paperwork.
Speak to a Falling Objects Accident Attorney
Are you ready to find legal representation for your falling object accident in New York?
If you were are a victim of a falling object accident on a construction site, let us take care of the legal side. Do not wait any longer; your ability to collect compensation for a construction accident is subject to time constraints.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at 516-932-0400 for a free case evaluation today.