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Bronx Falls From Heights Lawyer

Bridges and high-rises are just a few of the architectural marvels that make the Bronx and New York City as a whole one of the most impressive cities in the world. However, the workers who construct these buildings and structures do so at an incredible risk to their safety.

If you work on rooftops, bridges, and other tall structures, you know full well how dangerous building and maintaining these structures can be. At any time, one wrong step could lead to a life-changing injury or death. If you or a loved one were injured in a fall from heights work accident in the Bronx, you may be entitled to compensation. Schedule a free legal consultation with a Bronx fall from heights lawyer at Shulman & Hill to learn more.

Working With a Bronx Fall From Heights Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured in a fall from a roofing job or construction site, you may have suffered significant injuries. Additionally, you may also be faced with steep medical costs and lost wages from the time you needed for treatment and recovery. On top of that, there are non-economic losses that you may have endured in the aftermath of the tragic accident, including ongoing pain and suffering.

This is one of the areas where working with an experienced fall from heights law firm like Shulman & Hill can help immensely. While no amount of money can take away your physical pain and ongoing challenges, our team of lawyers in the Bronx area can help alleviate some of your financial stress. The legal team at Shulman & Hill will strive to help you build the strongest case possible and can help you through every step of the legal process.

How Falls in the Bronx Happen

As one of the largest cities in the United States, New York City always seems to have multiple ongoing construction projects. You cannot seem to leave your house or apartment without seeing progress on a massive renovation project, a new office building going up, or even a simple addition to a building you pass every day. In the last decade, the city saw more than a 300% boost in new construction. There were more than 25,000 housing units built in 2019 alone.

Unfortunately, these architectural feats do not come without consequences. There are always opportunities for someone in the construction field to be hurt in a fall from heights accident. Often falls at construction sites are due to one of the following events:

New York requires that contractors, subcontractors, and building owners adhere to certain safety guidelines. No matter how the fall happened, it may be wise to work with an attorney to understand if these guidelines have been met. Our team at Shulman & Hill can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances preceding the fall. In doing so, they can help determine the root cause of the accident itself. In many cases, this will be negligence.

Examples of negligence include failure to provide adequate and functional safety equipment, improperly installed scaffolding, failure to provide adequate training, and more.

Regardless of who may have been at fault for your accident, if it occurred while you were working you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits can help cover your medical expenses and lost wages while you are recovering from your injuries.

New York’s Scaffold Law

One of the most dangerous industries you can work in is construction. There are countless hazards on a typical construction site (falls being one of the most common). However, laws like the New York Scaffolding Law protect construction workers who are injured as a result of a fall from heights. This law requires that contractors, construction owners, and other relevant parties provide workers with scaffolding and a slew of other safety measures like:

  • Securing scaffolding adequately
  • Upgrading safety harnesses
  • Providing additional safety training for rooftop workers

Pursuing Compensation After a Fatal Fall in the Bronx

When you lose a loved one as a result of injuries sustained in a fall from heights, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Losing a family member is traumatic enough. When the loss happens in such an unexpected way, it can cause even deeper feelings of loss and anguish. To make matters worse, workers that pass unexpectedly while working often leave behind families that are both financially and emotionally devastated.

As one might expect, there are often medical bills brought on by the injuries that precipitated the death. Unfortunately, the financial ramifications of an incident do not stop there. The final funerary, crematory, or burial expenses can also be very costly. In the long term, a family may suffer from the loss of income that this deceased family member provided.

While no amount of money can erase the pain of losing a loved one forever, it may make the transition to life without them a little less stressful. The experienced wrongful death lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help you pursue compensation for the damages caused by the unexpected loss of your loved one.

Why Work With Shulman & Hill?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries following a fall at a construction site, you do not have to bear the financial burden on your own. To pursue financial compensation for these expenses, one of the first calls you should make after an accident is to an experienced attorney at Shulman & Hill’s Bronx office. When you work with our attorneys, they can help you build a strong case and pursue any possible compensation you may be entitled to.

Give us a call at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free consultation online.

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