Falling object and debris accidents can lead to serious brain injuries and even death on New York construction sites.
On New York construction sites, there are many areas where workers can be injured from falling objects. Injuries most commonly suffered from New York falling object accidents include brain injuries, head injuries, blindness, cuts, loss of limbs and even death.
While there are preventative measures, such as wearing a hard hat, to help stop injuries caused by falling objects, they are not always successful. When an object falls, it gains nearly 22 mph every second. This is why even when small objects, such as bolts, fall from a great height, they can cause serious injuries. Additionally, even if all construction workers are out of the way of a falling object, it could land on other construction tools, equipment, or hazardous chemicals, which could cause injuries to those who were not in the vicinity of the falling debris.
Accident Lawyers for New York Falling Object Claims
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces a variety of regulations to limit the number of falling object accidents on construction sites. It is up to the individuals responsible for the management of a site and its workers to make sure that these regulations are followed. A lack of oversight or an intentional cutting of corners that leads to injury maybe considered negligence and grounds for a construction accident lawsuit. An experienced New York injury lawyer can investigate a falling object claim and build a strong case for the victim that holds the negligent parties responsible.
If you were injured by falling object on a construction site, fill out our FREE case evaluation form. Our New York construction accident attorneys will evaluate your claim, at no cost to you, to determine whether you are eligible to claim damages to help cover medical bills and lost wages, as well as.compensate for your pain and suffering.
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