New York City Crane Accident Attorney

Cranes are an important piece of equipment on any NYC construction site. Thanks to advances in technology, they can carry heavy loads higher and faster than ever before. Unfortunately, crane accidents can happen and do happen. They account for about 20 percent of all accidents in the construction industry. Sadly, the results can be devastating for construction workers on the site at the time.

Have you been injured in a crane accident on a construction site? If so, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced New York City construction accident lawyers at Mirman, Markovits, & Landau, PC for immediate assistance. We’re here to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve. We’ll go above and beyond to get money in your hands as soon as possible.

We offer a free consultation, so call our New York City law office to discuss your case today. Our NYC construction accident lawyers are always available to take your case, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Why Should I Hire a NYC Personal Injury Lawyer After a Crane Accident?

Crane accidents can be quite violent and destructive. You’re probably dealing with a painful injury and watching your medical bills pile up. If your injury prevents you from working, a sudden loss of income can make things even more challenging. You’ve got enough to think about without the added stress of a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit.

That’s where the experienced legal team at Mirman, Markovits, & Landau, PC can help. When you turn to us for help after a crane accident, you’ll give yourself the opportunity to focus on getting better. You’ll also put yourself in the best position to get all of the money you deserve. 

Since 1977, our personal injury lawyers have been the fiercest advocates for injured construction workers in New York. We understand how important money can be after an unexpected crane accident in the city. That’s why we’ll do everything we can to obtain money on your behalf. Our aggressive approach and tireless pursuit of compensation have helped us obtain millions in settlements and verdicts for other accident victims like you.

As your attorneys, we will:

  • Stand up to insurance companies when they try to pay you less in workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve.
  • Carefully investigate your accident to find out why it happened and who might be to blame.
  • Demand compensation from owners, contractors, manufacturers, or anyone else responsible for your injuries.
  • Work closely with construction accident experts to identify all of your past, present, and future damages.

We want to help you get the money you need as you fight to get back on your feet. Can’t make it into the office for a free consultation? Our New York crane accident lawyers will come to you. We’ll visit you at work, at home, or even at the hospital to discuss your case.

All you have to do is make a quick call and ask for our help. It’s that easy.

Why Do Crane Accidents Happen in New York?

It seems like crane accidents are happening more and more frequently in New York City and across the United States. Why? These accidents can (and do) happen for a lot of different reasons. However, certain factors tend to contribute to crane accidents more than others.

Crane accidents can happen because (of):

  • Cranes are overloaded and too heavy
  • Crane collapse
  • Cranes aren’t set up properly by deploying stabilizing outriggers, causing them to overturn
  • Loads are dropped unexpectedly
  • Crane equipment is poorly maintained
  • Cranes are not set on a proper foundation
  • Inexperienced crane operators
  • Construction companies hired unqualified crane operators
  • Crane boom collapse
  • Crane hoist failure
  • Cranes come into contact with electrical power lines
  • Crane operating procedures are unclear or changed frequently
  • Miscommunication between construction workers, or
  • Negligent supervision.

Crane accidents tend to happen when someone is negligent. The best way to avoid a crane accident is by hiring and training qualified crane operators, installing the machinery properly, and operating the crane with care.  When these things don’t happen, construction workers and bystanders can get hurt.

We’ll Seek Money For All of Your Crane Accident Injuries

Cranes can do a lot of damage. Unlike many law firms in New York, we understand that any injury, no matter how minor, can disrupt your life. That’s why we’ll help you fight to get money for all of your crane accident injuries, including:

  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Chest injury
  • Crushing injury
  • Degloving
  • Eye injury
  • Neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Wrongful death, and more.

Don’t hesitate to contact our NYC personal injury lawyers for help if you’ve suffered an injury in a crane accident. We represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester. Give us a quick call to discuss your case today.

Who’s Liable For My Crane Accident Injuries?

In New York, anyone who contributes to your crane accident can be on the hook for resulting injuries. This might include negligent:

  • Property owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects
  • Engineers, or
  • Construction companies.

In fact, you may even be able to hold a property owner or contractor strictly liable for your injuries under New York’s labor laws. You’re entitled to a reasonably safe workspace and “adequate protection” from potential harm. If the owner or contractor doesn’t provide that, you might have a legitimate case for damages.

What Type of Legal Claim Might I Have After a Crane Accident in NYC?

There are three possible ways to seek compensation if you or someone you love has been injured in a New York crane accident: workers’ compensation benefits, personal injury lawsuit, or wrongful death claim.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

All construction workers are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits if they’re injured on the job. When you file a claim for workers’ compensation, you generally waive your right to sue your employer. In exchange for giving up this right, the path to getting money can be easier.

However, insurance companies will want to pay you as little as possible. Even then, you can only recover benefits for medical bills (using their pre-approved doctors), lost wages, and disability. If you die in a crane accident, your family may also be entitled to death benefits. It’s best to let an experienced New York personal injury lawyer handle your claim. That way, you know you’ve got the best shot at recovering all of the benefits to which you’re entitled.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Just because you waive your right to sue your employer doesn’t mean you lose the right to sue someone else. Under New York state labor laws, you may have a legitimate claim for damages against a property owner, contractor, architect, or engineer. You may also have a case against a company that sold or manufactured a defective crane.

When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you can generally seek a wider range of damages. This can include money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, rehabilitation, disfigurement, and other accident-related damages.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you’ve lost a loved one in fatal crane accident in New York, you may have the right to pursue compensation with a wrongful death lawsuit. You may be able to recover money for funeral costs and your lost financial support.

Not sure which option is best for you? Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case, explain your legal options, and help you understand the best strategy for your particular situation. There’s no risk in asking for our help, so give us a quick call today.

When Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

We understand things are tough right now. However, don’t hesitate to assert your right to recover compensation. You could lose out on valuable money if you wait too long. 

If you want to recover benefits from a workers’ compensation insurance program, you’ll have to notify your employer within 30 days of your crane accident. Then you’ll have one year to formally submit a request for benefits.

You’ll have a little bit longer to act if you decide that a personal injury lawsuit is your best option. The statute of limitations is three years. So, you’ll have three years from the date of your accident to file an injury claim.

You’ve got enough to think about right now without the added stress of a lawsuit. Let our attorneys take care of your injury case. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can help.

Call Our NYC Crane Accident Lawyers For Help

Are you struggling with an injury after a crane accident in New York City? Contact the legal team at Mirman, Markovits, & Landau, PC for help. Whether you got hurt because the operator dropped the load or the crane wasn’t secured properly, we’re here to help you fight for the money you deserve.

We work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about the cost of a lawyer. We only get paid if we win your case. We simply recover a percentage of whatever settlement or award we secure on your behalf. There’s no risk in asking us for help, so give us a call today.