New York Crane Accident Lawyer
New York City Construction Crane Collapse Attorney
If you were involved in a construction site accident involving an overhead crane, you need the insight and wisdom of the attorneys at The Orlow Law Firm. The attorneys of The Orlow Firm have represented victims of crane accidents at construction sites throughout the New York City area, including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.
It is the employer's responsibility to ensure that operators of large machinery such as cranes have been fully trained and licensed and that the working conditions are safe. Everyone working on a construction site with an overhead crane needs to be aware of the safety precautions that need to be followed.
A crane contacting a power line is the most common type of construction site crane accident. This type of accident usually results in electrocution and causes the majority of crane accident fatalities. OSHA has established guidelines for the use of any attachments used on overhead cranes which are not to exceed the rating, capacity, scope or recommendation of the manufacturer of the crane equipment.
If you have been injured in a crane accident, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights to compensation. Even if you are receiving workers compensation, you may be eligible for additional damages if your injuries were caused by a third party (someone other than your employer or a coworker). Examples of third parties include manufacturers, a subcontractors, and landlords. Settlements and verdicts awarded to victims of crane accidents caused by third-party negligence are typically much greater than workers' compensation.
All fees to the law offices of The Orlow Firm are strictly on a "contingent" basis. A contingent fee basis means that the attorneys are paid only at the time when, and if, they recover money damages for the client. A contingent fee thereby allows an injured person with little or no financial resources to obtain competent legal assistance. At the time recovery is obtained, the attorney's fee is a percentage of the award in the case. If there is no recovery, there will be no attorney fees.*
You do have rights! Contact The Orlow Firm to talk to a New York City crane accident lawyer. Our qualified and experienced lawyers will offer a confidential and honest assessment of your case.
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* Case expenses are advanced by our firm and are reimbursed to the firm by the client at the conclusion of the case.