Typically, workers’ compensation will cover at least some of the costs associated with any injury sustained in the workplace or while performing work-related duties outside of the workplace, regardless of who is at fault. However, workers’ compensation insurance may cover most, if not all, of the costs associated with your injury depending upon the exact circumstances of your injury. As such, it is highly advisable that you speak to an attorney if you believe that you are not being fairly compensated for your injury. If you’re in a similar situation and you were involved in a construction accident in New York, our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP help people like you fight for their rights. Contact our offices at 212-779-0057.
On Monday afternoon a crane at a luxury high-rise in Manhattan collapsed due to the powerful winds associated with Hurricane Sandy. The crane posed a serious threat to surrounding buildings and people in the area due to the fact that it was situated 90 stories above ground.
Evacuation of the areas near the collapsed crane took place immediately after the construction accident. The strong storm winds did not allow contractors or city officials to gain access to the crane after the incident unfolded.
The New York City mayor revealed that the process of securing the crane to the $1.5 billion building will take several days, and will require construction workers to construct another crane on top of the one already in place in order to completely remove it. As of right now, no injuries have been reported as a result of this collapse, and the last reported inspection of the crane was performed on Friday, October 26.
Serious injuries can be the direct result of falling objects in an unsecured area. If you have been injured in a construction accident, please contact the construction accident lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP by calling 212-779-0057 today to discuss your case in further detail.