Español中文 VOICE OF THE INJURED

Falling Debris Injury Attorney

Don't be a victim twice. Our injury attorneys have helped hundreds of workers understand their rights and recover compensation after being hit by a falling object. Contact us today to discuss your legal options.

Google Rating
4.8
Based on 120 reviews
Facebook Rating
4.7
Based on 66 reviews
Home / Practice Areas / Construction Accident / Falling Debris Accidents

Have You Been Injured By Falling Debris At A Construction Site?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified a significant risk to construction workers of injury by falling objects and injury by flying objects, such as when something being pushed, pulled or pried becomes airborne and may strike a person. Examples of such injuries as reported to OSHA have included death caused by sections of a ladder coming unfastened, falling and striking a worker standing under a suspended scaffold; death by a wire rope being used to pull a shed onto a trailer coming loose, snapping back and hitting the worker; and death by a nail from a nail gun that pierced a wall and acted like a bullet, striking a worker in the head. Such accidents typically occur when the injured worker was not wearing a hard hat.

Proven, Effective Advocates For The Injured

Since 1992, the lawyers of Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients in every borough of NYC. If you or a loved one was injured, or killed, by falling debris, you are entitled to compensation. We will help you get it.

Because falling objects by nature come from heights, this type of accidental injury can be considered covered by the provisions of New York’s
labor law 240, which states that a contractor or owner shall “furnish or erect, or cause to be furnished or erected…scaffolding, hoists…ladders…pulleys, braces…ropes and other devices…as to give proper protection to a person…” who is employed for the purpose of “erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a business or structure.”

The nature of the injuries in a falling object accident at a construction site will depend on factors such as the weight of the object, the speed, and angle at which it hits the workers, and whether the worker is wearing a hard hat. When the falling or flying object is acting like a projectile, a hard hat may serve as an effective protective shield. When the falling object is extra-heavy, it may crush a person, in which case, not even a hard hat would likely protect him or her from a catastrophic injury or death.

CONTACT AN INJURY ATTORNEY AFTER A FALLING OBJECT INJURY

At Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, we have dedicated our efforts to helping individuals and families cope with the effects of accidental injuries. In court and during settlement negotiations we are ready to communicate to insurers and/or jurors the pain and daily challenges that you now live with. If we represent you, we will document and present to decision-makers your extensive present and future medical bills. We will work with vocational experts and economists as necessary to outline your monetary losses, including lost wages as well as your loss of enjoyment of life.

For help after a construction site injury, contact the attorneys at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm. To discuss your best legal options, complete the contact form below or call 212-268-3222.

Hablamos Español

Raphaelson & Levine NYC Injury Attorneys
CLIENT SUCCESS

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

$5,300,000

Fatal Train Accident Settlement

Learn More »

$3,000,000+

Automobile Defect Injury

Learn More »

$2,800,000

Car Accident Trial Verdict

Learn More »

$2,500,000

Airplane Crash Wrongful Death

Learn More »

$2,500,000

Airplane Accident Settlement

Learn More »

$2,500,000

Construction Fall Injury Pre-Trial Settlement

Learn More »

$2,250,000

Scaffold Fall Settlement

Learn More »

$2,200,000

Head-on Car Accident

Learn More »

$2,200,000

Medical Error Injury Settlement

Learn More »

$2 Million

Truck Accident Settlement

Learn More »

Free Falling Debris Accidents Lawyer Consultation

Please complete the form below, or call us directly at 212-268-3222, to schedule a free lawyer consultation with a Falling Debris Accidents attorney at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm.

Contact Us Today For A

free lawyer consultation

Overwhelmed with medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering? Don't settle with an insurance company for less than you deserve. Complete the form below to speak with an attorney about your claim.

14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1718
New York, NY 10122 (Directions)
Manhattan Law Office: (212) 268-3222
Hours: Open 24 hours

NOTE: ALL FIELDS ARE REQUIRED

Contact Us

Free Lawyer Consultation