I was working on the ground in a construction site and a falling object from above hit me. Can I sue?
When people look up at a completed building they fail to realize that there was once an open loft-like structure where one could see straight through from the bottom floor right to the top. What they also do not realize is that in all that openness lurks danger for a construction worker. Not just for those that work on the uppermost floors[...]
My husband worked on high voltage electrical wires and he was killed on the job. I know that I need to bring a lawsuit but I don’t know where
We are so sorry for your loss. Yes, we can help. Approximately 400 people a year die from the type of injuries you describe here: hit by a high voltage electric shock while performing their daily job. It should come as no surprise that this type of work causes great exposure for workers to be injured or even killed. A person wh[...]
First Department Maintain Labor Law §241(6) Case in Machine Cleaning Accident
A man was cleaning a concrete pump, with the engine running, when a swing tube in the pump swiveled, severing his four fingers. The man was inspecting a ring or groove in the tube for residual grout, when the hydraulics that caused the pipe to move, reengaged on their own, despite the fact that he had turned them off. The man’s fingers had[...]
Court Dismisses Labor Law §200 and §240(1) Claims; Maintains Labor Law §241(6) Claim in Stilt Accident Case
A man was working on stilts, taping and spackling the kitchen ceiling of a single-family home, when the stilts allegedly became entangled in an electrical cable or wire on the floor, causing the man to lose his balance and fall to the ground, and sustain injuries. The man, who is about five feet tall, was working on a ceiling approximately[...]