Have you been injured by a falling object on a construction site in the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk? If so, you may need the advice and expertise of Brooklyn construction site falling object injury attorney Jay S. Knispel. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have Brooklyn personal injury lawyers with an extensive history in helping families who have suffered due to negligence in the construction industry. Call today for a free consultation regarding your case.
While on a construction site, gravity is one of the biggest dangers for the construction worker: objects may fall from elevated heights; a worker could fall from a roof, a ladder, or scaffolding. Another very dangerous situation is the movement within a construction site. There are many different activities happening, involving pushing, pulling, drilling, prying, or the use of power tools. Any one of these can cause not only the equipment, but also debris, to fly through the air and potentially injure a worker. Although this type of injury can be minimized by safety equipment, such as hard hats, there is still the possibility of serious injury due to falling objects, or even flying objects at a construction site.
Although precautionary systems are in place for securing dangerous objects in a construction site area, accidents can still happen, and in this type of situation, these accidents can cause serious injury, and sometimes even death. Many objects that fall in construction sites are unsecured or improperly secured objects from high elevations, for example:
Construction workers know the risks of going to work each day. Although the construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the country, with thousands of workers being hurt and killed each year just by going to work, there are still laws in place to help protect workers and their families.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident involving a falling object, it is your right to pursue claims for negligence in the workplace. Our law firm can help you recover funds for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation therapies if necessary. We will stand by you throughout the entire process, whether we are able to settle the case or go to court. We will do whatever is necessary to ensure that you recover the maximum possible for your injuries. Contact our law firm for a free legal consultation today.