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New York Construction Site Falling Accidents Can Be Devastating

Industrial and construction jobs are notorious for deadly accidents, particularly when a construction site employee falls from up high, such as at a high-rise construction site. As a result, we have injured construction workers who come to us often with a back injury, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or broken bones, usually from falling off the upper floors of a building under construction.

Given that working in construction in New York usually means spending time many floors above ground, it’s no surprise that so many NYC fatal falls take place in the construction industry. Many types of construction trades involve working at height: roofers, window washers, and painters are obviously at elevated risk, but handymen, carpenters, electricians, welders, crane operators, and other construction workers can be injured in falls from heights as well. We represent workers in all types of fall injury cases, including those who:

  • Fell from a ladderConstruction workers climbing up a ladder
  • Fell off a roof
  • Fell from scaffolding
  • Fell through defective flooring
  • Fell off high equipment
  • Fell due to faulty ropes or cables
  • Fell because of a co-worker's mistake
  • Fell down unfinished stairs

The consequences of a fall from height can be devastating. We’ve seen workers with crippling brain and spinal cord injuries, broken bones that took months to heal, and other life-altering injuries. We have also represented families who lost loved ones in fatal falls. After a fall from heights, the lawyer you choose will make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Falls from height are one of the leading causes of construction worker deaths

Call a Tough New York Personal Injury Attorney If You Were Injured in a Fall

Unlike typical slip and fall accidents, which usually occur on slippery surfaces, falls from heights are often due to broken flooring, malfunctioning equipment, insufficient safety procedures, or poor protective gear such as worn-out harnesses. For example, sometimes construction workers fall from the top floors of buildings under construction due to high winds and improper safety training or equipment, such as harnesses, ropes, and hoists. In other cases, a building collapses, and workers fall amidst dangerous debris, broken glass, and possible toxic dust and fumes. No matter what the cause, if you took a fall due to an elevation-related hazard on a construction site, the New York scaffolding law was breached. If that is the case, we will use it to protect your rights in a workers' compensation case and, if needed, in court during your workers' compensation hearing.

If you lost a loved one who died in a fall at work, we will aggressively pursue a wrongful death claim to help your family get through this difficult time. Call the New York on the job injury lawyers-Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP-toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. Every discussion is confidential, and there is no obligation. We serve the greater New York City area, including the Bronx, Rockland County, and Long Island.