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Construction sites in New York City face a large number of crane accidents resulting in personal injuries and even death of construction workers.

These accidents are often a result of careless and negligent use of cranes because of inadequate site supervision, poor maintenance, compromises on training and safety measures, or inappropriate crane design by the manufacturers.

There are over 125,000 cranes operational at any given time in the United States and these do not include the ones operating in general and maritime industries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set certain federal laws and regulations for the construction industry which are meant to keep construction workers, crane operators, and the public safe around construction sites.

Unfortunately, despite these strict rules, mistakes and negligence still occur, resulting in catastrophic accidents for construction workers.

If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in a New York crane accident, it is important that you consult with an experienced construction injury lawyer at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff.

What Causes Crane Accidents in New York?

Crane accidents occur when the people in charge of a construction site fail to put safety of both workers and bystanders as the top priority. Crane accidents and construction worker injuries in NYC mostly occur when:

  • Cranes are overloaded
  • Cranes overturn because stabilizing outriggers are not deployed properly
  • Supervisors hurriedly change operating procedures
  • Crane loads are mistakenly dropped
  • The crane in motion accidentally strikes other workers or passerby
  • Equipment is poorly maintained
  • The boom of the crane collapses
  • The crane runs into power lines
  • Crane operators, the superintendent or site supervisor are inexperienced, and unknowledgeable about how to operate the crane safely

OSHA safety standards have been imposed to prevent injuries and accidents. However, while compliance to these safety standards can reduce the risk of an accident, they cannot completely prevent an incident leading to injury.

Workers in the construction industry are always at the risk of sustaining traumatic injuries as a result of using or being around inherently dangerous equipment such as cranes.

What are Common Crane Accident Injuries?

The list of possible injuries is endless because cranes are a heavy machinery and can cause serious accidents. Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Disfigurement
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Amputations

Crane injuries frequently result in head and spinal injuries, amputation, permanent disability, or death of the victim.

Whether your injury is minor, life-threatening, obscure or catastrophic, it is vital that you seek legal assistance to obtain your rightful compensation for the injuries that occurred as a result of negligence of others.

What Should You Do After a Crane Accident?

You or your loved one may be entitled to financial recovery or other benefits after suffering injuries in a crane accident. It is always good to know what your legal options in such an eventuality.

An experienced and capable crane accident lawyer from Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff law firm can help you understand the unique aspects of your case and whether you are eligible to pursue successful legal action. It is best to contact our office as soon as possible after your injury to maximize your compensation.

Typically, crane accident victims have two options to pursue compensation.

Workers’ Compensation Claim

As a covered worker, you can file a workers’ compensation claim that will provide compensation for any injury you sustain while on the job, including crane accident injuries. This is regardless of whether there is negligence or a mistake involved.

Workers’ compensation claims include limited compensation for lost wages, payment of medical bills, and disability benefits when necessary. In case of the death of the worker, workers’ comp death benefits may be provided.

Wrongful Death or a Personal Injury Claim

This option is recommended when the accident occurs due to the fault of a third party. It is important to understand that personal injury or a wrongful death claim cannot be filed against your employer, for which workers’ compensation claim is the exclusive remedy. However, the manufacturer of the crane or any other similar third party can be held liable for injuries through a lawsuit.

Why Choose Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff for Your Construction Injury Case?

At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, we will leave no stone unturned in collecting evidence to build a robust case for your compensation for a crane accident injury. Our dedicated New York City construction accident attorneys have extensive experience in helping clients in similar situation as yours.

You can depend upon us when it comes to obtaining compensation or other benefits following a workplace crane accident injury.

Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff law firm has been advocating for the injured since 1922 with an outstanding track record of success. More than 95% of our clients receive compensation for their injuries.

It’s critical that you have an experienced and reputed law firm backing you because you the insurance companies will almost always have a highly equipped legal team that will try to prevent you from receiving your rightful compensation.

Our dedicated lawyers have successfully won over $1 billion for injured victims in New York. When an injury victim comes to us for legal assistance, we waste no time in setting the most effective litigation process in motion, which starts by gathering the necessary evidence.

This may include photographic and video evidence, witness statements, accident site inspection, and segregating faulty equipment.

We will put all our experience, skills, and qualifications to work on your construction injury claim.

Call us Now for Legal Advice on Your Crane Accident Injury!

The team of construction injury lawyers at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff is well-versed in the nuances of crane accident cases in New York.

If you or your loved one has been involved in a crane accident injury due to another’s fault, contact a serious New York City crane accident attorney at the law offices of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff for a no-obligation, free consultation. Contact us online or call us today at 212-344-1000 or contact us online.

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