Let Us Help You Recover From Catastrophic Workplace Injuries After Building Collapse
Buildings are going up across the New York City area all the time, but unfortunately, not all construction sites have the proper safety procedures or expert worker training and supervision. The results can be deadly, often with entire buildings collapsing due to faulty construction. When a building collapses in on itself, it brings exterior walls down with it, crushing even load-bearing walls and threatening the lives of construction and industrial workers within, whether they're mudding sheetrock, laying tile, or installing a window.
If you were injured in a building collapse, workers' compensation provides financial assistance for everything from a back injury, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury to broken bones and exposure to chemicals or fumes. As relentless building collapse injury lawyers, we are here to fight for every penny of the workers' comp benefits you have coming to you. If you were hurt by a fall from the roof of a collapsing building, the New York scaffolding law could apply, and we use it in any case involving falling workers.
Who is responsible for a building collapse in NYC?
Whether it’s an office or a residential building such as an apartment building, when a building collapses, negligence is almost always to blame. However, identifying who exactly was responsible for a collapse requires an in-depth investigation. Depending on the circumstances, the party or parties responsible for a building collapse may include:
- The engineer or architect.
- The property owner.
- The general contractor.
- A subcontractor.
- A demolition company.
- A manufacturer or supplier of defective building materials or equipment.
Our New York building collapse attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate these incidents, get to the bottom of what happened, and build a case for the full compensation you need and deserve.
New York Workers' Comp Attorneys Who Fight For Your Rights
The headlines are filled with stories of collapsed buildings throughout New York. In Brooklyn, a brick layer was killed and another seriously injured when a third-story construction floor overloaded with pallets of cinder blocks collapsed. Because the support beams under the lower floors buckled, the men fell three floors into the basement. In Long Island City, a building façade sheered off, flattening cars and endangering workers nearby. And in Lower Manhattan, a five-story Tribeca structurally unstable building caved in, causing shattered glass and falling debris to rain down, with clouds of dust covering the entire block. In all these cases, the injured parties, and the grieving families of loved ones lost in a fatal workplace accident, are entitled to a workers' compensation settlement.
Let us help you recover from any injuries you sustained after being caught in a collapsing building. Call us toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation so we can help. Every conversation is completely confidential, and you pay nothing unless you win.