Injuries Caused by Falling Objects

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About Michael Levine Esq.

Michael S. Levine has been practicing law for almost 3 decades, following his 1985 admission to a number of state and federal bars, including the bars of New York and New Jersey; the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from Hobart College in 1979, where he was a Dean's List student and captain of the tennis team. Michael earned his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1983. He belongs to both the New York State Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, where he serves on the Grievance Committee and Judicial Screening Committee; the American Association of Justice; and is the Immediate Past President (2014-2015) of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA).

Helping Workers Recover Damages from Negligent Third Parties

The nature of construction work makes it all too easy for workers to be injured by falling objects and flying debris. If employers and contractors do not provide adequate safety equipment, workers can be seriously or fatally injured by falling objects.

Even Small Objects Can Cause Serious Injury

Falling objects on construction sites can include things such as:

  • Tools and equipment
  • Construction materials
  • Heavy equipment loads
  • Structural and heavy equipment collapses
  • Flying debris from power tool use

Injuries can be the result of a lack of safety equipment such as hardhats, protective goggles, face shields, debris nets, and protective guards on tools and machinery. Improper use of tools and equipment as well as lack of training can also cause injuries.

Being struck by a falling object can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries, including:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Penetrating head injuries
  • Blindness
  • Lacerations, scarring and disfigurement
  • Back, neck and spinal cord injuries

Due to the severe nature of these injuries, victims and their families typically need considerable compensation to cover medical bills, long-term care, pain and suffering, lost wages, and related expenses such as medical equipment. In wrongful death cases, the family may also be able to recover funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of a loved one’s companionship.

Let Us Help You Get to a Better Place

At RGLZ, we’ve represented thousands of workers injured in construction accidents since opening our doors in 1968. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we know how to investigate accidents to determine liability. You can rely on us for aggressive pursuit of the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Levine ,call him directly at:  866-639-5567, or fill out the form below.