Injuries Caused by Falling Objects on Long Island
Objects which are dropped from a height or become airborne through the use of a power tool are a common danger on or near construction sites and in an industrial environment. Tools such as hammers and equipment, glass, planks and other materials falling from a height can be lethal if they strike a person standing or walking below. The longer the drop, the greater the velocity of the falling tool or other object, and the more severe the head and brain injuries could be. Such injuries can mean being unable to work for an extended period of time or may result in permanent disability. If you have been injured by a falling object as a worker, a visitor or a passerby, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. A Long Island personal injury lawyer at our firm can explain your rights.
Am I Eligible for Workers Comp Benefits?
It is vital that construction workers, general and sub-contractors and project owners observe the safety regulations intended to prevent injury. Surprisingly some contractors are willing to risk the well-being of their workers and others by ignoring commonsense safety procedures to save time or expense. When equipment such as scaffolding fails due to a faulty design or improper installation, innocent workers can suffer very serious injuries. The Law Offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C. has been representing clients injured in construction accidents for 40 years. Even if you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to recover additional compensation if a negligent third party (a person or entity other than your employer or coworker) was responsible for your injuries. A construction accident lawyer at our firm can investigate your accident to identify the liable party.
Contact a Long Island Construction Accident Attorney
It costs nothing to consult a personal injury lawyer at our firm. You can find out what your rights and options are so you can make an informed decision on what you want to do. Our legal team has more than 80 years of combined legal experience and a long record of successful results. We understand the importance of taking action immediately following an injury.