Crawler cranes, floating cranes, fixed cranes, jib cranes, hammerhead cranes, stacker cranes — a snapshot of a New York City construction site, of which there are 45,000+ currently active. And while construction workers comprise only 5% of the NYC workforce, they unfortunately account for 27% of the city’s job-related deaths and many more injuries, many of which are the result of crane-related accidents.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury on a construction site as a result of a crane-related accident, it is important that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help protect your financial future.
Take action today and call Schwartzapfel Lawyers at 1-800-966-4999.
Types of injuries you might sustain in a crane-related accident
When a crane accident occurs, the extent of physical and emotional pain and suffering an affected worker may suffer are extensive. In addition to these harms, accident-related economic losses can be much greater than just loss of wages. They can include: loss of pension, annuity, health benefits, future health costs, social security benefits, and household services.
Direct physical injuries include the obvious:
1.) Broken bones
3.) Head trauma, concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
4.) External cuts, internal bleeding
5.) Tears, strains and sprains, herniated and bulging discs — all of which may worsen over time, requiring surgery and rendering you unable to work.
6.) Quadriplegia, paraplegia
Workers injured in crane accidents may also suffer mentally, and, as with physical injuries, many symptoms may not appear right away.
Crane accident-related emotional suffering may include but is not limited to:
1.) Depression: A mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection.
2.) Anxiety: A nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.
3.) Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A psychiatric disorder characterized by intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury on a construction site as a result of a crane-related accident, the last thing you need is bills piling up. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Act now so you can focus on you or your loved one’s health and recovery.
If you would like to speak to a representative at Schwartzapfel Lawyers, please call us now at 1-800-966-4999.
Workers’ rights in the event of a crane accident on a NYC construction site
Did you know that construction workers have special rights and protections offered to them by the law? That’s right, they do — especially in NYC!
As a result of New York State having more skyscrapers than any other state in the country, New York has specific laws placing strict liability on owners and contractors to ensure the safety of construction workers from work-related risks. In fact, pursuant to New York’s labor laws, building owners and contractors are responsible for providing “safe working conditions and safe places to work,” (New York State Department of Labor: § 23-1.3). Moreover, construction workers in New York and NYC must be provided with sufficient safety devices to perform their jobs, including, but not limited to, work materials and a controlled working environment. Failure to comply on any level, and the responsible party is liable for the construction worker’s sustained losses and harms.
This means that if you are injured in a crane-related accident that is in any way due to the building owners’, contractors’, or your employers’ negligence, they are at fault and you may be legally entitled to compensation.
What to do if you are injured in a crane accident on a NYC construction site
If you or someone you love has been injured, maimed, disabled, or killed as a result of a crane-related accident, it is imperative that you secure legal representation right away. Do not give statements to anyone without first speaking to your lawyer, as anything you say will be misconstrued and used against you. Also, do not accept any form of settlement, monetary or otherwise.
Remember: Insurance companies exist to make profits for their shareholders. What is best for them is a quick and easy way out. You can prevent this by politely telling them that you have retained a personal injury attorney and cannot speak to them.
Finding the attorney that’s right for YOU
However unique your case, you will want someone who specializes in construction-related injuries, has a proven track record in New York City, and who will fight for you every step of the way. In short: You want the best personal injury representation possible.
For more than thirty-five years, Schwartzapfel Lawyers has successfully helped thousands of clients get the money and benefits they are entitled to. We are proud of our hundreds of 5-star Google Reviews and 99% client satisfaction record, and we have every incentive to get you the largest settlement or verdict possible — as quickly as possible — because if we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.
So if you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a crane-related accident in NYC, protect your financial future and call us now at 1-800-966-4999.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED NYC CRANE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN NEW YORK.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a crane accident on a construction site in NYC, take action today and call us now at 1-800-966-4999.