NYC Crane Accident
A NYC Crane Accident Lawyer can attest to the fact that a Crane Injury often causes serious injuries for the victim, and can even result in death. When heavy equipment is used in a construction project, or there is work on an elevation or underground, the likelihood of an injury increases. In New York, there are state, federal and industry standards and regulations that were created to protect employees. Unfortunately, every year many people experience a crane accident. These injuries can include a skull fracture or other Head Injury, a fractured or broken bone, or a severe Spinal Injury, that can result in paraplegia or Quadriplegia. If you have experienced a serious injury, contact a NYC Crane Injury Lawyer from our office for advice. If a negligent party caused your injury, you are entitled to compensation for your financial losses, and pain and suffering.
These types of accidents are not as uncommon as you think. Just several years ago, an accident in the Upper East Side of Manhattan took the lives of seven people. Our team strongly believes that these accidents don't have to happen if workers are properly trained and equipment is maintained and in good working condition.
Employees are prohibited from suing their employers in an accident that occurs at work. If a Construction Accident has occurred for instance, in order to receive compensation, the injured party will be required to file an action against other parties involved. This can include the property owner, the manufacturer of the heavy equipment or crane, the contractor or subcontractor. A Crane Injury victim can recover damages for medical expenses, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Construction accidents commonly occur because of lack of safety precautions at the job site, lack of communication and inadequate training. Also, not using adequate safety equipment and failure to properly prepare for an underground construction job can cause a serious injury. One particularly unfortunate, but all too common accident occurs when a crane comes into contact with overhead power lines, causing electrocution to the victim. Between 1992 and 2006, there were a total of 632 deaths that were attributed to accidents that involved a truck crane.
If you have been injured due to a construction accident, contact the legal team from our office as soon as possible. Whether you have filed for Workers' Compensation relief or not, you can be awarded damages from a negligent or careless third party. Crane manufacturers, landlords, contractors and subcontractors may be liable for your medical costs and other financial losses. Take action as soon as possible. Any damages you could receive from negligent third parties can exceed that what you would get from Worker's Compensation alone.
Contact our office for legal advice and a free consultation. We have office locations to serve you throughout New York City, such as Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. Or visit us in Long Island, in either Nassau County or Suffolk County. We also have offices in Westchester County. Call us today for an appointment at 800.696.9529.