Brain Attorneys For Victims Of Construction Accidents In New York
Construction Site Accidents Often Involve Falls or Falling Objects
It is surprising to many people how many head injuries occur from falls of 5 feet or less. Young children and those over 70 years of age are at an increased risk of death from these short-distance falls. We think of falling from a skyscraper as being dangerous, even though a fall from a 6-foot stepladder can result in serious brain injury.
For a free consultation with a New York brain injury lawyer, contact us for a free consultation at 518-480-2151 today.
New York labor laws have special protections and statutes to protect workers who work at heights on buildings, scaffolding or ladders. New York law also requires property owners, general contractors and subcontractors to provide safe workplaces for construction site workers and others. When they fail to fulfill this responsibility, they can be held liable for those injuries. Victims may pursue compensation for damages in addition to medical expenses.
In 2010, there were more workplace fatalities from falls and falling objects than there were from motor vehicle accidents.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys Prove Damages and Win Recoveries
At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, we have a reputation for successfully pursuing verdicts and settlements worth millions for brain injuries, head trauma and other personal injury litigation. Our TBI attorneys know how the brain works and have been able to prove that damage occurred — even though the MRI may appear normal.
Our law firm has experience with the following types of construction site accidents that can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI):
- Falling objects, including debris or equipment
- Falls from a rooftop or other height
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Scaffold accidents
- Short-distance falls from ladders or a standing position
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We can handle your entire claim, from the filing of an affidavit of merit negotiations to litigations for damages. Our Albany law firm offers evening and weekend appointments, and we can make hospital visits if necessary. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day so please call 518-480-2151 or contact us online via e-mail to schedule a no-charge consultation.