In large cities, it is sometimes possible for objects in construction areas or near businesses to fall and injure someone, the borough of Queens in New York City being a prime example. Often in these construction sites, power tools, building materials and heavy equipment are in use and, much of the time, it is not at ground level. That means construction workers and anyone walking by may be in danger of serious injury.
Falling objects, such as pieces of wood or stone or bags of material that break away can cause injury to the head, neck and shoulders . Depending upon the material and weight, serious injury to the spinal cord and brain may result. That can lead to long hospital stays, lost wages, long-term care, and many months or more of pain and suffering. A victim of an accident involving falling object may need to seek compensation to mitigate the costs of recovery.
At our law firm, Dantella Levi & Associates, we aim to provide proper legal support to determine the extent of a victim’s injury as well who can be held responsible. We are well experienced in guiding victims through the legal process of obtaining justified compensation for any injuries relating to these construction accidents.
If you or someone you know has been injured by a falling object at a construction site, you may be seeking for more information. Please visit our page on falling object injuries to learn more about your rights and what legal actions may be taken.
Source: Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., “Queens falling objects injury lawyers”, October 01, 2014