Staten Island Fall From Heights Lawyer

Many Staten Island residents have jobs that involve working from great heights, either on one of New York City’s many tall structures or from elevated equipment and scaffolding. Due to the heights they work from, these workers are at a greater risk of being involved in a catastrophic fall than most occupations.

If you regularly work from heights, whether it is on roofs, scaffolding, or in elevated machinery, you may be involved in a fall even if you prioritize your own safety. If this ever occurs, you might be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and related losses.

Review your case with a Staten Island fall from heights lawyer at Shulman & Hill. Our qualified lawyers can walk you through your legal options during a free legal consultation. If you are eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a lawsuit, we will provide aggressive representation, optimizing your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation you are potentially entitled to.

Staten Island Fall From Heights Cases: What You Need to Know

Accidents involving workers falling from heights are more common than many realize. Research indicates such accidents represent the leading cause of death among American workers.

The most common occupations that involve a greater-than-average risk of falling from heights include–but are not necessarily limited to–the following:

  • Construction work
  • Window cleaning
  • Telecommunications installation and maintenance
  • Firefighting
  • Roof and gutter cleaning
  • Law enforcement

There are various types of fall from heights accidents. Workers may sustain injuries when falling from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and more. Potential causes of Staten Island fall from heights accidents include broken ladders, improperly installed scaffolding, failure to communicate safety procedures, or failure to provide adequate safety equipment.

Staten Island Fall From Heights Accidents: Common Injuries

The injuries you may sustain if you are hurt in this type of accident will depend on various factors: how high up you were when you fell, what type of surface you landed on, and whether you were provided with necessary safety equipment. In many cases, your injuries can have a long-term impact on your quality of life or sadly, even result in a fatality.

You might sustain head trauma if you were to fall from great heights. This can affect your cognition, memory, and emotional regulation for years. If you sustain a spinal cord injury, you might be left paralyzed.

If you are hurt in any capacity in a Staten Island fall, you may sustain injuries that will require costly medical care, particularly if you require immediate emergency medical assistance or long-term treatment. Depending on their severity and nature, your injuries might also prevent you from returning to work temporarily or permanently, making you unable to receive a paycheck. This can create an immense financial burden for you and your family.

Depending on the specific circumstances, it is possible to be compensated for such losses. The experts at our personal injury law firm in Staten Island can explain in greater detail whether your case meets the criteria necessary to seek compensation.

How Our Staten Island Fall From Heights Law Firm Can Help You

You will likely need to seek immediate medical attention if you sustain severe injuries after falling from a high position in a work-related accident. As soon as you are able to, you should report the incident to your supervisor, list the names of any coworkers or other witnesses who saw the accident take place, and take pictures of the conditions at the scene of the accident if it is safe to do so.

It is crucial to seek medical attention even if you do not believe you have been seriously injured. Often, the symptoms of an injury do not present themselves until days or even weeks after an accident. You will also have a better chance of recovering compensation later if you can show that you took your accident seriously and saw a doctor the day it occurred.

Once you have taken these initial steps, strongly consider meeting with a Staten Island fall from heights lawyer. We can help you with the following.

Gathering Evidence

If you work in New York, your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance. You can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits to cover such losses as medical bills and lost wages if you are injured in a work-related accident.

To qualify for workers’ compensation, you must provide evidence that your accident genuinely was work-related.

Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may try to deny your claim to protect their own financial interests. If they believe they can successfully argue you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits because your accident does not meet the established criteria, they may try to do so. Our Staten Island fall from heights attorneys can help you build a strong claim and demonstrate why you are eligible to receive benefits.

Handling Key Administrative Tasks

You need to focus on your recovery in the aftermath of an accident. Instead of burdening yourself with such tasks as filing paperwork, corresponding with insurance adjusters, gathering evidence, and more, one of our Staten Island fall from heights attorneys can handle all of these tasks for you.

Negotiating

Our Staten Island lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to negotiate with the insurance company, boosting your odds of reaching a fair settlement offer. If we are unable to reach a settlement agreement that we believe adequately covers the extent of your losses, we are prepared to take your case to trial and fight for a favorable verdict.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our injured clients. With this experience behind us, we know the best way to advocate on your behalf.

To learn more about what our Staten Island fall from heights lawyers can do for you, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free legal consultation online.

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