New York Crane Accident Attorney

Crane accidents are a serious problem in New York City. The proliferation of high rises and new construction sites have lead to hundreds of cranes operating in New York at any given time. When tragedy strikes, serious consequences often follow.

Crane accidents often result in debilitating or fatal injuries — like the East 50th Street crane collapse in Manhattan that killed 7 or the crane collapse at a TriBeCa construction site the killed 1 construction worker and injured 3 bystanders. Crane accident injuries can mean spending months in hospitals, expensive medical bills, and lost income.

The New York crane accident lawyers at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm have helped thousands of individuals like yourself recover the compensation they deserve. Our skilled construction injury attorneys have recovered more than $700 million on behalf of our clients — including crane accidents victims and families that have lost a loved one to a job site crash.

Conveniently located across from Penn Station in Midtown-Manhattan, our award-winning construction accident attorneys are ready to fight for you!

If you've been injured in a crane accident, call 212-268-3222 or contact us online for a free consultation.

The dangers of crane accidents in New York

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that over the last 10 years, the number of crane accidents in New York City has increased. Worksite accidents involving heavy machinery like cranes can lead to traumatic brain injury, back injuries,  or even wrongful death. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reports an average of 44 crane-related deaths every year.

Crane accidents can lead to catastrophic and serious injuries or even wrongful death. According to recent data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) common causes of work-related fatalities involving crane accidents include:

  • Being struck by a part of a mobile crane or an object from an uncontrolled hoisted load or boon collapse
  • Electrocution due to contact between a crane and overhead power lines or any other electrical source
  • Falling from the cab of the crane or from some part of the crane structure
  • Transporting mobile cranes from one site to another
  • Caught in the moving mechanisms of the crane

Recovering compensation for a crane accident injury

When an injury is the result of a crane accident, the legal process can seem like a daunting one. The personal injury attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine are dedicated to making sure that you are compensated for your pain and suffering and for any lost wages or income whether you were injured on the job as a crane operator, or an innocent pedestrian or motorist injured by a crane.

Determining liability in crane collapse or related cases can be tricky. Successful lawsuits require proving a breach of duty by the employer, contractor, or equipment manufacturer. Most crane accident victims cannot handle this type of claim on their own.

Why should I hire a construction accident lawyer after a crane accident in New York?

Having a great lawyer to assist you in the aftermath of your injury can help prepare you for what to expect, then assist with investigating and evaluating all available evidence in order to find who's at fault and build the strongest case possible.

It's critical to hire a New York crane accident lawyer with personal experience handling these types of cases, like the award-winning personal injury attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm.

Our attorneys have litigated thousands of construction injury claims, including a crane accident case from 2006 involving a crane being operated by Tishman Construction company. In that case, a crane collapsed, crushing a motor vehicle that had passengers in it at the time of the accident.

We use the leading legal technology, respected industry experts including accident deconstructionists, investigators, and quality of life analysts, and every resource available to build the strongest possible case and ensure the best settlement offer or trial verdict.

Speak with a New York crane accident attorney today for a free consultation

At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, our dedicated team of New York construction accident lawyers has earned a reputation as the "voice of the injured." Since 1992, our skilled attorneys have recovered more than $700 million on behalf of our clients — including crane accident cases involving construction workers and innocent bystanders, and families that have lost a loved one to a job site falling object, hoist or crane boom error or crane-related accident.

After you or some you care about has been injured, it's important to understand all of your legal options. We will help you get through this difficult time, and will be with you every step of the way.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a crane accident in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, or the greater State of New York let our personal injury lawyers fight for you.

Call 212-268-3222 today or contact us online for a no-risk, free consultation.


Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov

https://www.bls.gov

https://www.dnainfo.com

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