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Let Us Help You Recover From Catastrophic Workplace Injuries After Building Collapse

Debris caused by a building collapse on a construction site in NYCBuildings are going up across the New York City area all the time, but unfortunately, not all construction sites have the proper safety procedures, safety protocols 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 hurt on the job and injured in a NYC 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 in New York, 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 liable 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.

Often, there’s a lot of debate about who caused a building collapse and who’s ultimately liable. This is important because in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, you may also be able to take legal action against the at-fault party.

This is why you should have an experienced NYC building collapse attorney review the details of your legal case as soon as possible. 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.

What are the warning signs of building collapse?

There are many warning signs that a building may not be structurally sound and could collapse without warning. Such warning signs include:

  • Cracks in the walls
  • Sagging floors
  • Bulging walls
  • Crumbling concrete
  • Cracks in the corners of windows and doors

Building inspectors recognize these warning signs as possible evidence of structural problems. This is why the Department of Buildings (DOB) in New York City is supposed to inspect every building over 25,000 square feet every year, according to Local Law 84. Structurally unsound buildings can collapse, resulting in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities.

New York workers' comp attorneys who fight for your rights

When building collapses occur, 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 with a building collapse attorney who can help. Every conversation is completely confidential, and you pay nothing unless you win.