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Crane Accidents

Crane Accidents in New York

Injured? Call Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers!

According to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), there are approximately 125,000 cranes operating throughout construction zones in the United States. There are thousands more operating in maritime and general industries.

While cranes help workers perform essential tasks, they are also very dangerous to operate. Serious injuries can result to both crane operators and to others on a work site where a crane is being used. These accidents can be deadly and lead to permanently disabling injuries.

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Why The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. Is Right for Your Case

At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our experienced New York City construction accidents lawyers have extensive experience helping clients in similar situations. We are here to provide you with legal advice and assist you in obtaining benefits or compensation.

Our firm has been advocating for injury victims since 1983, giving us an impressive 30+ years of insight and experience. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured construction workers and can put our background and qualifications to work for your case.

Causes of Crane Accidents in New York City

Some of the leading causes of crane accidents include:

  • Cranes running into energized power lines
  • Overturned cranes
  • Loads dropping from cranes
  • Boom collapses
  • Crushing by the counterweight
  • Damage from the hook-lifting device
  • Falls from cranes
  • Rigging failures or outrigger use issues

While compliance with OSHA safety standards can help reduce the risk of these injuries occurring, the sad fact is that workers in the construction industry will always face the risk of injury due to the inherently dangerous equipment.

What to Do After Your Crane Accident

When you or a loved one is injured in a crane accident, you may be entitled to benefits or financial recovery. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to pursue additional legal action.

You have two options for pursuing compensation after your accident:

  • File a workers’ compensation claim. As a covered worker, workers’ compensation will be provided for any on-the-job injury you may suffer, regardless of whether a mistake or negligence was involved. These claims can include payment of medical bills, limited compensation for lost wages, and disability benefits when necessary. Workers’ comp death benefits may be provided if a worker was killed in the accident.
  • File a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While you can’t file an injury or wrongful death lawsuit against an employer (workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy), you can pursue legal action against any third party that was responsible. This may include the manufacturer of the crane or similar parties.

Get Help from Our Highly Respected Firm

A crane accident can change your life and have a devastating impact on your health and finances. You owe it to yourself to get the full benefits and compensation that you deserve for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. If you are ready to discuss your case, do not hesitate to reach out to The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. for counsel. Our New York City construction accident attorneys can help you pursue a valid claim and recover the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.

Schedule a free consultation by calling our firm today at (212) 577-9325.

More Than $200 Million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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  • $15,208,168
    Construction worker fell from a ladder, jury verdict. Case settled after verdict for $7,960,000.00
  • $10,000,000
    Construction worker / mason fell from the scaffold, case settled after the jury verdict in amount of $10,020,000.
  • $9,900,000
    Settlement for Union Laborer who fell from rolling scaffold
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If you or a loved one was injured in a serious accident, we invite you to contact one of our NYC injury lawyers today for a free review of your case. Contact our law firm so we can explain your legal rights and options. Our clients pay no fee unless and until we win their case. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, we invite you to contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. today!

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