Falling Objects Can Cause Everything From Fractures to Fatalities—Call Us If You Were Hurt at Work
In any work environment, workers can be hit by objects falling, sometimes causing minor scrapes and bruises, but oftentimes resulting in injuries requiring surgery. Heavy objects can fall down from warehouse shelves, office supply room shelves, hospital or pharmacy shelves, factory forklifts, commercial truck beds, crane buckets, rooftops, ladders, scaffolding and through upper floors of buildings under construction. We pursue workers compensation benefits for employees who have suffered traumatic brain injury, shoulder and neck injury, back injury even broken bones such as fractured fingers or broken arms when they tried to catch a falling box. Even if you don’t think that box or tool that hit you on the head did any damage, you need to find out if you have a serious work injury by being fully examined—and then contacting an experienced falling object injury attorney in New York.
A New York Workers Compensation Lawyer Who Helps Workers Hit By Dangerous Objects
Sadly, employees are killed by falling objects each year, particularly on construction sites where hardhats may not be mandatory. Everything from rebar, support beams, cinder blocks and bricks to power tools, hammers, sheet metal and metal railings can fly off of upper floors at a construction site. High winds can blow down building materials, a worker might drop a tool or an overloaded floor could cave in, causing a total building collapse and sending tons of debris raining down on everyone below.
If a co-worker on a high-rise construction site fell from above and landed on you, you could be severely injured. The New York scaffolding law may apply.
No matter what the cause, falling objects can be deadly. If you were injured by something that fell from up high at work, or if you lost a loved one who was killed by a flying object on the job, you need tough legal representation. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We will stand by you and work hard for your justice, including negotiating directly with workers compensation insurance companies, from Staten Island to Westchester to Long Island.