Cranes fill the New York skyline. While not the prettiest items in the sky, they are seen by many as symbols of prosperity and representatives of a robust construction industry. Cranes are also known to be significant sources of construction worker injuries and deaths. If you are a construction worker injured in a crane accident or if you have lost a loved one in a crane accident, it is important to consult an attorney about your rights. You may be able to recover compensation.
Experienced Injury Lawyers to Evaluate Your Case
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, our law firm represents construction workers injured in crane accidents. We also advocate for members of the general public injured while passing by a construction site that has a working crane.
There are several legal avenues that we can pursue, depending on the circumstances of your accident. Our attorneys evaluate each case to determine the approach most likely to result in maximum compensation. We build on our principal attorneys’ more than 25 years of legal experience and their zealous approach to construction crane injury cases to seek a favorable outcome for each client, whether at trial or in pretrial negotiations.
New York Labor Law 240(1)
New York Labor Law 240(1) permits construction workers injured in crane accidents to seek compensation from the general contractor and property owner. Engineers may have failed to supervise the rigging of the crane properly. The riggers themselves may have lacked sufficient training. A load may have fallen from the crane, hitting those below. The operator of the crane may have been distracted, ill, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or showing other signs of crane operator negligence. The crane could tip over because it was improperly secured. The crane could crash into another building or work site. The crane could hit electrical wires. There are many types of crane accidents covered by New York’s scaffolding law, and our attorneys investigate each thoroughly when developing a case.
Types of Claims After a Crane Accident
Individuals injured in crane accidents are probably eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that are available to all workers injured on the job, regardless of fault. They may also be able to file third-party personal injury lawsuits against a subcontractor, supplier or visitor to the site who can be shown to be responsible for the crane accident.
Contact a New York Crane Accident Attorney
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for our injured clients. To learn more about our crane accident lawyers and to schedule an appointment, call us at 212-221-5999 or email us.