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Queens Falling Objects Lawyer

In an area like Queens that has numerous high-rise buildings and ongoing construction work, falling objects are a major safety concern. While small objects may cause only minor injuries, larger objects can result in life-threatening injuries. Objects can fall from an open window of a building, off of scaffolding, or from significant heights in a construction site.

If you have been struck by a falling object, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you have received adequate medical care, you should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

At Shulman & Hill, we are here to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries and medical care. Our Queens attorneys can answer your legal questions, conduct any necessary investigations, and negotiate on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a free legal consultation.

Common Causes of Falling Objects

Injuries from falling objects can happen anywhere and can lead to serious, potentially fatal injuries. However, they most likely occur in the workplace. In 2016, there were nearly 50,000 reported work-related falling object injuries.

Here are some examples of how falling object injuries can occur:

Construction Sites

Construction sites for skyscrapers and other buildings can be extremely dangerous for nearby cars, pedestrians, and workers themselves. Tools and other objects can easily slip from a worker’s hands or off the scaffolding they are working from.

Open Windows

In areas like New York City, window air conditioner units must be properly secured. If not, they can cause catastrophic injuries if they fall from a great height and strike someone below.

Loading Docks

Loading semi-trucks, ships, and other vehicles capable of transporting large cargo can be quite dangerous. If materials are not properly secured, they may fall onto individuals nearby.

Bulk Stores

Shoppers love bulk stores like Walmart and Home Depot due to the large quantities they offer shoppers. Unfortunately, objects can fall from heights in these stores and cause significant injuries. With the growth of these outlets, many large, heavy objects are stacked up high on shelves. If they fall, the accident can often lead to serious injury.

What to Do if You are Injured by a Falling Object While You Are Working in Queens

Above all else, get treatment for your injuries immediately. Medical treatment can not only offer physical relief, but it can also help establish evidence that documents the severity of your injuries. Documented medical records can help to establish a paper trail which can be helpful when you are pursuing compensation.

As soon as you can, you should report the incident to your employer. It is recommended to file a written report that includes when the incident occurred, what happened, other workers who were there, and who you alerted. This documentation can be crucial if your employer or their insurance company tries to challenge your claim for compensation.

If you were injured while working, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help cover your medical expenses, lost wages while you recover, and more.

If you lost a loved one to a fatal falling object injury that occurred while they were working, you may qualify for survivor benefits through workers’ compensation. This can help cover funeral or memorial expenses and lost wages your loved one would have likely received had they lived.

Filing a Queens Falling Object Injury Lawsuit

If you were injured outside of work, or if another party other than your employer caused your accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. This can help recover additional compensation for your losses.

Insurance companies often try to find ways to deny or minimize compensation to protect their bottom line. This is why it can be immensely helpful to have a qualified personal injury attorney on your side.

To establish why you may be entitled to compensation, your Queens falling objects attorney will gather evidence that shows what caused your accident, who may have been responsible, and how their negligence directly resulted in your injuries.

Our personal injury lawyers in Queens are expert negotiators and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to secure fair compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can help cover your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and more. If a settlement offer is not enough to cover all of your past and future losses, we can take your case to trial and fight for a favorable jury verdict.

Why Shulman & Hill?

Here at Shulman & Hill, we take every case seriously. When you work with us, you can trust that you are in good hands. We have helped injured clients throughout Queens and beyond recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our lawyers are specially trained to help you through every step of your legal journey. Our Queens legal team will handle all of the relevant tasks, big and small, that are necessary to your case so that you can shift your focus to what is most important: your recovery.

Falling object accidents are extremely serious with the potential to cause life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured by a falling object, you may be entitled to compensation. After seeking necessary medical treatment, contact the Queens attorneys at Shulman & Hill to explore your options for pursuing compensation. We offer free legal consultations and we will only charge for our services if we secure compensation for you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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