Obtaining Compensation If You Are Struck by a Falling Object in NYC
New York City has an endless amount of construction sites. Constant renovations and even new builds are routine throughout the city. Unfortunately, these job sites can be hazardous for construction workers and innocent bystanders. Falling object injuries are some of the leading causes of harm and unintentional death at construction sites. Tragically, most falling object accidents are preventable.
At Siegel & Coonerty, we represent individuals who have been injured by falling objects at construction sites throughout New York. Our lawyers have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you were injured by a falling object at a construction site, contact our office today at (212) 532-0532 for a free consultation.
What Causes Falling Objects?
Falling objects at construction sites are often caused by negligence. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) of the U.S. Department of Labor has identified being struck by an object as one of the construction industry's “fatal four.” Along with falls, electrocutions, and caught-in/between, being struck by an object is one of the four leading causes of death in the industry.
Falling objects can be caused by several different things, but many times are the result of negligence or carelessness. If you are struck by a falling object, it is important to consult with a construction accident lawyer as soon as possible. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What Injuries Are Caused by Falling Objects?
Falling objects can cause a number of serious injuries and may prove fatal in some cases. The most important thing you can do after being struck by an object is to seek medical treatment and obtain legal counsel.
Injuries related to falling objects at NYC Construction Sites:
- - Traumatic brain injury
- - Spinal cord injuries
- - Paralysis
- - Facial and skull fractures
- - Lacerations
- - Amputation
- - Wrongful death
Few people have time to brace themselves for the impact of a falling object and end up absorbing a devastating blow to the head. Traumatic brain injuries due to falling objects can be catastrophic, requiring extensive rehabilitation to recover. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is essential to know your rights and obtain the compensation you need to cover all of your damages.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Falling Object Injury?
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be one or more parties that can be held liable for your construction accident. In order to determine liability, you should always consult with an attorney.
Parties that may be held liable for a falling object injury:
- - The property owner
- - Contractor
- - Engineer
- - Subcontractor
- - Architect
- - Construction company
- - Manufacturer of defective or dangerous product
An experienced attorney can help you understand the legal process and determine who can be held legally responsible for your injuries.
Injured by a Falling Object? Contact Our Office.
If you or a loved one is struck by a falling object on a construction site, you should consult with an experienced attorney. Contact our office at (215) 532-0532 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
At Siegel & Coonerty, we are dedicated advocates that pursue justice for our clients. We do not give up and are unafraid to take cases to trial to get the results our clients deserve. Get the help you need now; call today to get started.