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Manhattan Falls From Heights Lawyer

Working in high places is a common part of many New Yorkers’ jobs. Even with all of the laws and safety precautions in place, Manhattan falls from heights still happen. In fact, falls are among the top causes of workplace injuries. No matter the height of a fall, the aftermath can still be devastating. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical bills and, in many cases, the injured worker may never be able to return to work.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a fall, you should contact one of our falls from heights accident lawyers in Manhattan. A skilled Shulman & Hill attorney can help you navigate the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim. In many fall from height cases, there is a potential for filing a personal injury lawsuit as well, which we can also help you with.

By partnering with Shulman & Hill, you will gain access to the vast resources of an experienced fall from heights law firm in Manhattan. We can help you manage every step of your workers’ compensation claim and your personal injury lawsuit. We will work tirelessly to represent you to make sure you receive the compensation you may be entitled to.

Types of Fall Accidents in Manhattan

Depending on the workplace, falls can happen in a number of ways. The Manhattan falls from heights attorneys at Shulman & Hill have seen many different types of workplace accidents and we have the knowledge to help workers after they have been injured in a fall.

Workers may fall from the following equipment and structures:

  • Roofs
  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Utility poles
  • Cranes
  • Lifts
  • Falls through openings

Regardless of the type of accident, a fall can cause serious injuries. Whether you are filing a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation claim, or both, the process can be complicated to navigate if you are not well-versed in the law. Our personal injury law firm in Manhattan can help to protect your rights and improve your chances of recovering fair compensation.

How Falls From Heights Happen

Businesses and regulators have put a lot of thought into protecting workers from falls. Even with all of these efforts, accidents can still happen. In many cases, a fall is the result of a property owner or a general contractor not following all of the rules for protecting workers. The following are some of the causes that might lead to a fall:

  • Unsafe ladders or scaffolding
  • A lack of safety equipment
  • Open access to roof edges or openings
  • A lack of maintenance
  • Faulty safety equipment
  • Insufficient training
  • Faulty guardrails
  • A lack of posted warnings
  • Improperly constructed structures

As a personal injury law firm in Manhattan, the team at Shulman & Hill has seen falls from heights that were caused by all sorts of reasons. We can investigate the cause of your accident thoroughly and gather evidence showing what and who may have been responsible so that you have the strongest case possible.

Manhattan Fall From Height Injuries

A fall from a height has the potential to cause some of the most serious workplace injuries. Along with severe injuries, falls are the leading cause of workplace-related deaths. Even if a person does not die as a result of the fall, the impact of the injuries may result in permanent disability. The following are some of the types of injuries that can occur in falls from heights:

  • Bone fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Joint dislocations
  • Organ damage
  • Loss of limbs
  • Death

The severity of a fall from heights will often cause more than one injury. The injured worker may face costly medical bills as a result. They might also not be able to return to work for an extended period. With no income and expensive medical bills, workers’ compensation benefits and pursuing additional compensation through a personal injury claim can significantly help injured workers support themselves and their families.

Seeking Compensation After a Manhattan Fall From Heights

The amount of compensation a worker can expect after an accident varies depending on the details of the accident. In general, the more serious the injuries, the more compensation you may receive.

A worker should be able to collect compensation for medical expenses after a fall from a height. This would include any medical treatment and any expenses for things like medication and physical therapy. If it is expected that the individual will need to undergo treatment well into the future, the claim could also cover the anticipated costs of any future medical treatment.

Unfortunately, insurance companies may make this a difficult task. For many companies, their bottom line is often more important than a claimant’s long-term health and safety. Because of this, they may try to deny or undervalue your claim. For example, they could claim that you tried to injure yourself intentionally in hopes of a payout. Without proper evidence, a thorough investigation, and an understanding of the law, these parties often have the upper hand.

This is why it can help to have a Manhattan falls from heights lawyer on your side. An experienced attorney can help stand up for your rights if the insurer tries to pay you less than what is fair.

Why Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is one of the leading falls from heights law firms in Manhattan. We have experience with workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits and we pride ourselves on being tireless advocates for our clients.

Contact our team to arrange a free consultation concerning your fall accident. You can give us a call at 212.221.1000 or schedule a free legal consultation online.

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