New York City Falls From Heights Lawyer

New York City is home to a towering skyline, massive bridges, and other world-renowned architectural feats. More often than not, we overlook the workers who put themselves in danger to build and maintain these structures.

In New York City, falling from heights can put you at risk of serious injuries and even death. As one might expect, injuries place a costly burden on your income, expenses, and family. New York City construction site workers are at a heightened risk for severe or fatal injuries. In fact, nearly one-fourth of construction injuries and fatalities are due to falls on site.

Whether you are working on a bridge, scaffolding, or ladder, you may find yourself in need of a New York City falls from heights lawyer. Fortunately, New York workers are specially protected under labor laws. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation if you sustain an injury from a fall. Working with personal injury lawyers at a firm like Shulman & Hill can be a huge help when embarking on this process.

New York City Fall From Heights Accident: Who Is Most At Risk?

Although everyone who puts themselves on an elevated, non-enclosed surface may be at risk for falling from an extreme height, construction workers are at most risk. Because construction workers regularly put their life on their line to build and maintain tall structures, they run the risk of obtaining serious injuries. To make matters worse, many construction sites do not properly follow rigorous safety guidelines.

 

In 2017, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health stated that around 90% of construction fatality sites had safety violations. Workers’ falls are largely attributed to these safety violations.

Common Reasons People Fall From Heights in New York

As previously mentioned, construction workers are especially at risk for falling from extreme heights while at work. Several things can cause a construction worker to fall. Weather, lack of protection, and lack of training are among the most common reasons for falls at the workplace. Workers can fall from heights due to issues with the surface they are working on as well. The lack of guardrails or a hole in an unfinished floor can easily cause workers to fall from an extreme height. Even so much as climbing a ladder can cause this issue.

Below are some common reasons for a fall from an extreme height:

  • Faulty flooring
  • Inclement weather
  • Lack of guard rails
  • Lack of protection
  • Lack of proper training

 

Though these are not the sole reasons, they are certainly among the most common. If you are unsure if the cause of your accident would qualify as a fall from heights accident, reach out to a lawyer at Shulman & Hill for help. Our team can articulate the differences between the various subsections of personal injury law.

 

How a New York Fall From Heights Attorney Can Help

If you have fallen from an extreme height, you may want to consider hiring a falls from heights lawyer as soon as possible. Falling, especially at a construction site, can lead to several personal injuries. This can make it difficult to continue working your current job or find a new one in the future.

Below is a list of some of the most common consequences of a fall from heights accident on a construction site:

  • Ankle injuries
  • Wrist injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Death

Unfortunately, construction site falls often result in more than one of these injuries at one time. The higher the fall, the more severe the injuries may be. More severe injuries pose a greater risk to your life and financial security. Because of how detrimental a fall can be on you and your family’s health and well-being, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation for any workplace injuries.

Labor Law 240 in New York

One of the most important things to know about filing a claim after a fall from heights accident is Labor Law 240. This law covers most fall accidents that occur on construction sites. Simply put, this law holds general contractors and property owners accountable for falls. As a result, anyone injured as a result of falling debris, tools, or construction materials is covered and can pursue compensation accordingly.

To get a better understanding of this law, it may be a good idea to get in contact with a New York City fall from heights lawyer. Attorneys at a firm like Shulman & Hill are well aware of the intricacies of Labor Law 240 and can help you gain a better understanding.

Wrongful Death

In worst-case scenarios, a fall from heights may result in a fatality. As one might expect, falling from a bridge or other extreme height puts the victim in grave danger. If a loved one has died due to a fall at a construction site, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit will not fill the missing person’s void in your life, but it can help you recover from the loss financially. This is especially true if the deceased party was the sole breadwinner or their death left you with extreme medical bills.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill is a prominent workers’ compensation and personal injury law firm in New York City. Our team of legal experts know how to fight on your behalf to increase your chances of maximizing compensation.

Shulman & Hill combines relentless legal determination with a compassionate mindset to help provide our clients the peace of mind needed for recovery. In fact, we currently work on a contingency-based model. This model allows us to review cases for free. If we determine that your case is worth pursuing, we will not charge you unless we win.

We want to assist you in any way we can. If you need help at any point in the legal process, be sure to reach out to us for a free case consultation. You can also give us a call at 212-221-1000.

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