On a construction site, there are a lot of heavy and sharp materials present, and it can be extremely hazardous for workers. If you or a loved one is a victim of a falling object, you are likely entitled to compensation for the damages suffered.

New York Labor Law 240 demands protection from falling objects and, where it applies, provides the opportunity to pursue damages beyond what workers' compensation may provide. Lack of sufficient training, failure to uphold safety standards and failing to provide safely functioning equipment may all be considered in preparation for and during your claim. The liability of any third party can also be detected by a NYC construction accident lawyer. Where a defective product results in an accident involving falling objects, the manufacturer may be held liable.

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Dangers of Debris: Serious Injury Claims

Debris on job sites can harm workers in many situations and many ways. If there is a fire, a collapse, a gas explosion or compressor explosion, debris can be sent flying through the air at great velocity. It can contain shards of glass or heavy masses of material and travel with some velocity. Even less dramatic events can cause debris hazards – simply failing to secure or correctly handle material when working at a height can pose a great danger to those below. If you are hit by debris, you ay suffer severe cuts, disfigurement, brain damage, broken bones, internal injuries and more.

There is also the matter of toxins which can be released into the air in some situations where debris is present. Both during and after the event that spread debris through the site, these toxins can remain and wreak havoc on your health if you are exposed to them. These effects are not always apparent immediately, so it is vital that you record any health problems you begin to experience. Seek medical treatment and alert your New York City construction accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Speak with a Construction Accident Lawyer in NYC Today

At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we have the dedication and resources to investigate the particulars of your construction accident so that we may determine the appropriate legal action. Even investigations that have to go back over a long period are energetically addressed by our skilled and tenacious team.

Whether or not your accident falls under the protection of Labor Law 240, we will identify all possible sources of compensation and build a strong claim. Our finely tuned negotiation techniques often reap tremendous rewards, but where it betters serves your case, our personal injury attorneys in New York City are ready to fight aggressively on your behalf at trial.

Contact Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP today for a free consultation!