The dedicated New York construction accident lawyers at Belluck & Fox have more than 20 years of experience successfully representing injured workers and fighting for justice for those who have lost a loved one due to construction sites accidents like falling objects, falls and scaffold injury. Our nationally recognized attorneys have secured more than $1 billion in compensation for our deserving clients, and we are proud to stand strong for everyday people who are harmed by careless companies.
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Common Causes of Falling Object Accidents
Falling object accidents on construction sites occur when tools, machinery, materials, or even a worker falls from a height and strikes someone below, causing severe injuries or death. There are many different causes of these types of accidents, including:
- Unsecured items being hoisted or moved with a crane
- Overloaded equipment
- Improperly stored or stacked materials
- Lack of proper safety gear and equipment
- Failure to inspect tools and equipment
- Defective equipment
- Lack of training
- Lack of warning signs or barricades
- Structure collapse
Unfortunately, many falling object accidents at construction sites could have been prevented. So when a property owner, manager, contractor, subcontractor, or equipment maker fails to put the safety of workers first, that party should be held responsible for the harm caused.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a jobsite accident, you should speak with one of our dedicated New York construction accident lawyers as soon as possible. Schedule a free case consultation now to learn how we can help you and your family during this difficult time.
Compensation for Construction Accident Injuries
As our attorneys investigate your accident to build a strong case for compensation, we will put together thorough documentation to show the extent of the damages you have suffered. In many construction accident claims, we fight for:
- Payment for medical bills, both those you have already incurred and those you may expect to have in the future
- Lost income, factoring in whether you will be able to go back to the same job or be able to go back to work at all
- Awards for the pain and suffering you have endured due to the injury
- Punitive damages, which can be used to punish the at-fault party for extreme misconduct
It is important to know that you have a limited amount of time to file a construction accident lawsuit in New York, so do not put off seeking legal advice about your claim. Our attorneys can start working on your case immediately, taking some of the burden off you so you can focus on healing.
Injuries Caused by Falling Objects at Construction Sites
Distance and weight are key parts of the falling-object-injury equation. Was the object dropped a couple of feet or from the top of a building? Was it a paintbrush or concrete block? The potential for injury ranges from suffering cuts and bruises to being crushed and killed. Some of the common construction accident injuries caused by falling objects on construction sites include:
Death: If you have lost a family member due to a construction site accident, you are already coping with a serious emotional loss. Adding to that, your family will face immediate financial burdens and long-term hardships due to this wrongful death.
Traumatic amputations: Heavy falling objects can sever limbs or do such severe damage that an amputation is required. Workers may suffer traumatic “lower limb” or “upper limb” amputations after such an accident.
A long, difficult recuperation likely will include being fitted with a prosthesis and needing professional help to relearn everyday tasks. Physical therapy is likely, and occupational and vocational therapy are possibilities, as are partial or full disability.
Back and spinal cord injuries: Heavy objects striking the head and back can damage muscle and tissue and break or crush the neck or spine.
The injury’s severity dictates the complexity and length of treatment, which can include difficult surgeries and painful physical therapy. Occupational and vocational rehabilitation are also likely – although the person may never be able to go back to work. Partial or full paralysis is possible.
Head and traumatic brain injuries: Blows to the head can yield concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, and TBI isn’t always immediately obvious.
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries can have short- and long-term cognitive effects. The symptoms of a concussion usually abate in about six weeks, but a traumatic brain injury can yield a lifetime of suffering, with extensive and difficult recuperation and rehabilitation necessary and partial or full incapacitation possible.
Broken bones: Fractures in bones can take months to heal, and surgery may be needed to insert metal rods, plates, or pins. A worker may suffer from ongoing pain, damage to nerves or blood vessels, and arthritis in the long term.
Treatment for serious injuries can be overwhelming physically, emotionally, and financially. Even after a person pushes through the initial surgeries or emergency stabilizing procedures, the road to recovery can be extremely long and difficult. And those who have lost a loved one find their lives forever changed.
Contact Belluck & Fox for a Free Consultation
At Belluck & Fox, our aggressive New York City construction accident lawyers fight for the rights of workers and their families. We stand up to big corporations and insurance companies that have teams of lawyers maneuvering to protect their profits. You can count on our dedicated team to thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident, identify every potentially liable party, and demand the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation, and learn how we will fight for justice for you and your family. You should also know that our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge anything to get started on your case, and we do not collect attorneys’ fees unless and until we secure compensation for you.