In New York City there are so many high rise buildings that the risk of being struck by a falling object is much higher than in any other city around the country. The injuries that result from these accidents can be very serious, and even fatal in some cases.
A worker was injured in a construction accident that involved a water truck. He drove over a concrete slab, the concrete flooring of the existing structure, and because of the weight of the truck, this gave way. The truck fell down to the basement level.
Workplace accident lawsuits are difficult to litigate. Getting hurt on the job is devastating, not only because of your injuries but because of certain laws in New York State that limit your ability to recover for injuries as a result of your employment.
The carpenter alleged his accident occurred when struck in this hand with a falling object. Specifically, a “form” put in place to pour concrete in wall construction fell on his hand. The defendants argued that the item was not a form, but rather a component of a form.