Experienced Bronx, NY Attorneys for Falling Objects Injuries
Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC has a profound respect for construction workers who have to work with materials (and other objects) that are being hoisted to great heights, placing themselves in danger. As a result of "falling objects," many construction accidents occur. New York State Labor Law section 240 was enacted, in part, to protect workers from such falling objects accidents.
These types of accidents often involve materials that are being hoisted by devices such as ropes, pulleys and cranes. The injured worker's attorney must prove that the object being hoisted or secured fell as a result of the absence or inadequacy of a safety device. Falling objects, much like falling workers (i.e., where a worker falls from a scaffold, roof or ladder), result in "gravity-related" or "elevation-related" injuries under Labor Law section 240.
In addition, the property owners, general contractors and their agents may also be held responsible for “falling objects” accidents, pursuant to Labor Law section 241. As a basis for liability under Labor Law section 241, the injured worker, through his or her attorney, must be able to demonstrate that a violation of the New York State Industrial Code was a cause of the accident.
Proper handling of a “falling objects” accident case requires an attorney with specialized knowledge in the field. Jason Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC discusses the proper handling of “falling objects” accident cases (including the ever-changing laws) in his textbook, The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law. We at Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC have great experience with "falling objects" accident cases, and the ever-changing law in this field, and have obtained multi-million dollar awards as a result.