Recovery for Severe Construction Accident Injuries

Amidst New York City’s booming construction, cranes teeter precariously on tops of tall buildings on practically every street. Likely, you pass underneath the large, heavy machinery every time you walk through the streets of the city. You may even live or work directly below one. If you work in the construction industry, you likely see or work on or near this potentially dangerous piece of equipment on a regular basis. .

Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has helped injured New Yorkers for more than three decades. Our firm has become well-known experts in the complex personal injury and wrongful death fields of law recovering money and benefits for our clients. We apply our skills, knowledge and resources to help you recover the money you are entitled to if you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a crane accident.

Cranes Are a Constant Danger to Construction Workers

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than 250,000 crane operators and untold numbers of other workers and the public face substantial risk of death and severe injuries from crane, derrick and hoist accidents. More than one crane operator per 1,000 will die in a crane accident. These statistics highlight the extensive dangers to which construction workers are subjected to every day on the jobsite.

Common deadly crane accidents include:

  • When the load falls onto a person standing below the crane.
  • The boom comes in contact with power lines and electrocutes the crane operator or others.
  • The crane crushes a person during assembly or disassembly, often because of pin removal or inadequate boom support.
  • When the boom or cable fails because of equipment damage, boom collapse, overload, boom buckling, cable snapping or improper assembly.
  • The crane tips over or collapses due to incorrect assembly, poor maintenance or lax security measures.
  • The operator falls from the crane or is inside the cab when the crane tips over.

Construction Accident Recovery

Crane accidents are avoidable if owners, contractors, managers, employers and crane companies comply with New York and OSHA regulations. Unfortunately, you cannot count on these corporations to put your safety above their bottom line.

Actions that put you in danger include:

  • Failing to train workers in crane safety, assembly, disassembly and use
  • Failing to supply workers with crucial safety equipment
  • Failing to adequately maintain the crane or make necessary repairs
  • Failing to account for wind, ice, snow and other weather elements in the assembly, placement and securing of the crane
  • Failing to sufficiently secure the crane with strong enough equipment to withstand load
  • Placing the crane too close to power lines or electrical sources
  • Overloading the crane

A New York City crane accident lawyer at our firm will doggedly pursue your case against your employer, the contractors, the crane manufacturer, owners, contractors anyone, company or corporation responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s death.

Recover Money After a Crane Accident

Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. offers a free consultation to evaluate the injuries you sustained in a crane accident. Call our Manhattan, Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho or White Plains office at 1-888-575-6410. We take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us unless we recover money for you.