Queens Fall From Heights Lawyer

Those responsible for constructing and cleaning the tall buildings in Queens must work from steep heights. As one might expect, this can be a fairly dangerous job. A fall from such heights will likely result in serious injuries or even a fatality.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a fall accident in Queens, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses. Our fall from heights attorneys at Shulman & Hill can review your case and help you secure fair compensation for your medical expenses and related losses.

Fall From Heights Cases in Queens: What You Need to Know

Accidents involving workers falling from heights are very common. Statistics indicate these incidents are the leading cause of death among workers in the United States, and naturally they are a lot more common in areas like Queens compared to less urban areas with smaller and fewer buildings.

Employers, property owners, contractors, and workers should all take reasonable steps to prevent these fall accidents from happening. However, accidents do happen and they can occur for a variety of reasons. These include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Failure to provide adequate scaffolding or safety equipment
  • Failure to properly install or secure scaffolding and ladders
  • Lack of guard rails
  • Accidents involving cranes or other heavy machinery
  • Failure to communicate safety procedures
  • Improper safety training

Types of Fall From Heights Accidents

Construction accidents, specifically falling from great heights, have many different forms. Some of them include:

  • Falling from scaffolding
  • Falling while working on electrical poles, utility wires, etc.
  • Falling from roofs
  • Falling from high fences or other such structures
  • Falling off of ladders

Regardless of the specific nature of a fall accident, those involved are likely to sustain injuries that can have major short-term or long-term consequences. Your finances will most likely take a hit after your accident since any injuries suffered might require costly medical treatment. Depending on the severity of these injuries, your treatment may be ongoing and require rehabilitation, physical therapy, and/or surgery.

Injuries sustained in a Queens fall from heights accident can also limit your ability to work. Not being able to earn a paycheck will likely exacerbate your financial stress.

In most cases, you can pursue compensation for your losses. By enlisting the help of our legal experts at Shulman & Hill, we can help to maximize the amount you collect.

Seeking Compensation After A Fall From Heights Accident

If you were injured in a Queens fall from heights accident that occurred while you were at work, you may seek compensation for your losses by filing a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance will potentially compensate you for losses like your medical bills and lost wages while you are unable to work.

Although filing a claim is an important step to receiving compensation, it does not guarantee you will collect compensation immediately after filing a claim—or at all. Your employer’s insurer will review your case to determine whether you qualify for workers’ compensation benefits or not.

There are reasons an insurer may deny your claim. They might argue the following:

  • You were not actually operating as an employee when the accident occurred
  • The accident occurred because you were intentionally trying to harm yourself

Since insurance companies are businesses, many will try to protect themselves and their bottom line. As a result, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may try to find reasons to avoid or delay paying you. This is one of many reasons it is helpful to seek representation from fall from heights lawyer in these circumstances.

How Our Queens Fall From Heights Law Firm Area Can Help

If your employer’s insurer denies your claim, our Queens team of workers’ compensation lawyers can help. At Shulman & Hill, we can help provide evidence showing your accident was genuinely work-related and eligible for benefits.

If a property owner or contractor contributed to your accident by failing to provide adequate safety equipment, maintaining safe premises, or a similar reason, you may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover additional compensation. Our personal injury attorneys can gather evidence showing how their actions caused you to get hurt. If their insurance company refuses to pay or offers an amount that we believe does not fully cover the extent of your injuries, our Queens lawyers can take them to trial.

You should not settle for less than your claim is worth. When you hire one of our Queens fall from heights attorneys, you will have an expert on your side who understands the tactics insurance companies use to undervalue or deny claims and knows how to overcome them to help you reach a fair settlement.

When you have been injured in a fall accident, your main focus should be on your recovery. Let us handle the paperwork, correspondence with insurers, and other tasks associated with your case while you recover.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

When you work with Shulman & Hill, you do not need to worry whether or not your fall from heights lawyers are qualified to handle your case. Our meticulous approach has helped us recover millions of dollars in compensation over the years.

Our personalized approach and compassion for each client are key to our success. Call us today at 917.793.0642 or schedule a free consultation online to learn more about how we can help you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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