Brooklyn Fall From Heights Lawyer

Working in construction or similar fields involves certain risks. This is particularly true in areas such as New York City, where jobs of that nature often require working on tall buildings or structures. With quite a dense population, there are many construction sites throughout the city altogether.

Unfortunately, people can be severely injured or even killed when falling from heights. While this will hopefully never happen to you or your loved one, it is important to understand rights if it does. You are likely entitled to compensation for losses associated with this type of accident. Review your case with a Brooklyn fall from heights attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more about your options.

Brooklyn Fall From Heights Accidents: Essential Information

Accidents involving workers falling from heights are sadly more common than many realize. Statistics indicate that such accidents remain the leading cause of death among American workers.

Such statistics highlight how crucial it is that employers take all necessary steps to keep their workers safe. They must adhere to all safety guidelines and laws, provide employees with necessary safety equipment and training, and ensure all policies are both communicated and enforced.

Some employers can be negligent, which leads to accidents as a result. In other cases, the machinery or construction with which you are working may be defective. This scenario means negligence on the part of the equipment’s designers or manufacturers rather than your employer.

There is a list of potentially liable parties in a case of a falling accident, which is why the experience and knowledge of an attorney can help determine who is responsible for compensating you.

Common Types of Brooklyn Fall From Heights Accidents

Fall from heights accidents can take many forms. The following are merely some of the more common: falling from scaffolding, roofs, high fences and similar barrier structures, electrical poles, cranes and other types of tall equipment.

The Consequences of a Brooklyn Fall From Heights Accident

It is not uncommon for these types of accidents to result in death. In the case when the person survives the accident, they are often left with serious injuries that require medical treatment or hospitalization.

If you are injured falling from heights, it is highly likely that you will be left with costly medical bills. Your injuries may also prevent you from returning to work, temporarily or permanently. That means you might be unable to earn an income, potentially bringing stress and anxiety.

You deserve to be compensated for such losses. You will likely have a better chance of recovering the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled if you enlist the help of a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn.

How a Law Firm in Brooklyn Can Help

In New York State, employers must buy workers’ compensation insurance. Such insurance exists to, as the name implies, compensate workers injured in on-the-job accidents. However, you are not guaranteed an immediate payout when you file a workers’ compensation claim. A trained experienced attorney can help you secure the compensation you likely deserve in the following key ways:

Proving your claim’s validity

When you file a workers’ compensation claim, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board reviews it to determine whether your claim should not be approved. Their goal is to confirm that your accident was genuinely work-related and not the result of intoxication on your part.

It is possible for an insurer to argue a worker intentionally caused their own injury in the hopes of a payout, so they also confirm that you were not injured because you were trying to harm yourself.

At Shulman & Hill, our Brooklyn fall from heights lawyers will investigate your accident thoroughly. They will collect the evidence necessary to show your claim should be approved in a timely manner.

Determining how much your claim is worth

If you do not have experience handling personal injury claims, it can be difficult to know how much compensation you are entitled to after an accident. Along with your past financial losses, you may also be entitled to compensation for future losses such as lost wages and ongoing medical treatment.

This is another reason to hire a qualified personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn. Our experts know how to determine precisely how much compensation you should seek.


It is possible that the insurance company may try to convince you to settle for less than what you are likely owed. This is how some insurers tend to respond to claims, attempting to limit their financial liability.

To avoid accepting unreasonably low offers, your attorney would be able to negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement on your behalf.

Pursuing all compensation you are owed

The potential payout you receive from workers’ compensation insurance will hopefully be sufficient to cover all your losses. In the opposite case, we may be able to seek compensation from other negligent parties.

Identifying negligent parties usually requires conducting an investigation. At our personal injury law firm in Brooklyn, we have access to the resources necessary to do so.

The claims process can be complex and somewhat lengthy, and often involves a wide range of tasks. We will handle the tasks and paperwork, giving you time to focus on your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Many personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn promise to deliver results, yet not all of them can make good on those promises.

This can make finding a reliable Brooklyn fall from heights attorney seem challenging. At Shulman & Hill, we do not ask our clients to simply trust us when we say we are prepared to handle their cases until we get a result. Instead, we reference our proven track record of success. You will know that you have found the right law firm for your needs when you learn how we have already helped numerous clients like yourself secure the compensation to which they were entitled. To learn more, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

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