Brooklyn Roof Fall Lawyer
Falling from heights is far too common on construction sites. New York construction workers who fall are often killed or seriously injured because of the immense height of the buildings. Even when the fall is not fatal, the injuries are usually catastrophic, requiring months if not years of rehabilitation, multiple surgeries and the probability of permanent disability. If you were injured in a construction fall or if a loved one died in one, it is important to consult an experienced injury lawyer to learn about your rights. You may be able to recover compensation for your losses and damages.
Knowledgeable, Experienced and Compassionate
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law, each principal lawyer has more than 25 years of legal experience helping injured clients, including those injured in construction accidents. We use our understanding of New York labor law, our knowledge of New York workers’ compensation system and our experience with many personal injury lawsuits to build strong cases. We consult with construction safety experts and medical specialists to determine how the fall happened and to understand the consequences of the accident to your life, work and family.
Causes of Falls
We specialize in cases involving falls on construction sites resulting from:
- Faulty flooring
- Crane accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Ladder falls
- Trip and fall on debris
- Roof falls
Whatever the cause of our client’s fall, our lawyers investigate thoroughly to identify the negligent party. We learn whether a subcontractor did not provide workers with proper safety equipment such as harnesses or protective clothing. We determine whether the area where construction workers performed their duties was correctly guarded by barriers or safety railings.
When a fall results in a fatality, our attorneys file wrongful death lawsuits in pursuit of a full recovery. We know that money alone will not stop the grief, pain and anxiety, but we also know that having financial security can eliminate one source of stress after the unexpected death of a loved one.
Labor Law 240
Many falls from heights on construction sites are covered under New York Labor Law 240(1). This law makes property owners and general contractors liable for any type of fall. It also provides compensation for accidents caused by falling debris, construction materials and tools. Our lawyers know this law thoroughly and have years of experience negotiating cases filed under it. We use those years of knowledge to develop a strong claim on your behalf.
Contact a Construction Lawyer Handling Injury Cases Involving Falls From Heights in New York
We offer complimentary consultations and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for our injured clients. To learn more about our cases involving falls from heights on construction sites and to schedule an appointment, call us at 212-221-5999 or email us.