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New York Construction Accident Lawyers Helping Victims Injured by Falling Debris

New York Construction Accident Lawyers Falling debris is a common cause of injuries on construction sites. Construction debris, tools, supplies, loose tiles, and other objects dropped from a height can cause severe injuries as well as wrongful death. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), getting struck by a falling object is the construction industry’s second leading cause of fatal accidents. In 2013, there were more than 82 construction fatalities nationwide resulting from falling debris.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of falling debris at a construction site, it is in your best interest to hire an aggressive law firm to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. The NYC construction attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you obtain the damages that you are entitled to for the injuries that you have suffered. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, in fighting for the rights of our clients who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other parties.

Reasons for Getting Struck By Falling Debris at Construction Sites

It is a known fact that the construction industry is an inherently dangerous field to work in. Many things can go wrong, causing serious injuries or even fatality. Falling debris is one of the most common types of accidents suffered by construction workers and passersby. Some reasons a worker may be struck by a falling object include:

  • Improper stacking of materials or supplies
  • Failure to hold onto or properly secure a tool or machine component
  • Lack of properly training workers
  • Incorrect use of a tool or piece of equipment
  • The inadequate or improper securing of a load on a crane, hoist or boom
  • Lifting loads that are too heavy
  • Failure of construction management or property owners to follow safety standards
  • Neglecting to use safety devices capable of catching or stopping falling objects and debris
  • Faulty materials or parts leading to a breakdown or structural collapse
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Lack of posted warning signs

As with any other construction site accidents, accidents caused by falling debris can result in devastating injuries or death. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. is ready to fight for your rights and help you obtain the full compensation you deserve.

Types of Injuries Commonly Caused by Falling Objects

Falling objects at construction sites can cause all types of serious injuries. The extent of the injury sustained by the victim largely depends on the size and weight of the object, and the height it fell from and whether the fall was slowed by another object. Whether the victim was wearing safety gear can also be a major factor in the extent of the injuries he or she sustained.

Below are some injuries that are common to most construction site accidents caused by falling debris:

  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Death

Regardless of what type of injury you suffered in a demolition accident, you can count on the crane accident law firm of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. to work hard to get the compensation that you deserve. We will help you obtain compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and any other out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your accident.

How to Minimize the Risk of Getting Struck By Falling Debris

Fortunately, like most other construction site accidents, getting injured by falling objects can be prevented or significantly reduced. Both workers and construction companies can take a number of safety measures to minimize risk and reduce the odds of a construction accident caused by falling objects.

Below is a list of safety measure that should be adhered to by all construction companies and their workers:

  • Wearing protective gear, such as helmets, goggles and hard hats, at all times while on the job
  • Staying clear of areas with posted warning signs
  • Staying away from barricaded hazard areas
  • Not walking under ladders or scaffolds
  • Using the right equipment for job or tasks at hand
  • Not stacking materials or objects too high
  • Securing tools and equipment when doing overhead work
  • Not exceeding the lifting capacity of a crane, lift or hoist

Even if all of these safety measures are properly followed by both the construction companies and their workers, accidents can still happen. When they do, it is imperative that you have the legal help to protect your rights and to improve your chances of being able to maximize your claim.

We Get Results

Our NYC construction accident lawyers have recovered successful verdicts and settlements for individual who have been injured while working on ladders and scaffold in New York and New Jersey. One such verdict include a $528,000 settlement on behalf of a 33 year old barber and musician a fatal accident result from being struck by a parapet wall which fell from the roof of a nearby one story building. There was no insurance coverage for the building. As a result of our legal teams hard work, the proceeds from the sale of the building were confiscated to compensate the surviving minor children.

Call Us Today

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a construction site accident caused by falling debris, you need knowledgeable and experienced attorneys on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involved people in these types of cases for over 30 years.

In order to ensure the best possible resolution of your case, it is important to schedule a consultation with a New York City construction accident lawyer at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. by calling (212) 385-4410. Our consults are free. We look forward to hear your story, answer your questions and lay out all of your available options.

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