Heavy Equipment Accidents in NYC

Heavy Equipment Accidents in NYC

Were you or a loved one involved in a heavy equipment accident in New York City, NY? You could be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, and more. The NYC workplace accident lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you get the money you need for recovery. 

With over four decades of experience, our attorneys know how to get the best results for our clients. We’ve obtained tens of millions of dollars for accident victims throughout New York City, and we’re ready to help you recover compensation for your work-related injuries. 

Contact our law firm in NYC, New York at (212) 514-5007 for a free consultation to see how we can help you with a workers’ compensation claim and/or personal injury lawsuit. 

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help After a Heavy Equipment Accident in New York City? 

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help After a Heavy Equipment Accident in New York City? 

A heavy equipment accident is particularly devastating due to the size and weight of the machinery involved. You may be suffering from catastrophic injuries, which lead to significant medical expenses and lost time from work. 

The New York City workplace accident attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. are here to assist. We’re well-versed in handling cases involving work injuries, construction accidents, and premises liability, and we’ve recovered millions for victims of these accidents.  

When you hire our NYC personal injury lawyers to represent you in your heavy equipment accident claim, we will: 

  • Investigate the incident to determine how it happened and who’s at fault   
  • Work with medical specialists to value your damages and other technical experts to determine what went wrong
  • Negotiate with opposing parties and insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive the full extent of compensation available to you  
  • Handle all claims and lawsuits from start to finish while you focus on recovering 
  • Argue your case in court if necessary 

Contact our New York City workplace accident lawyers today for a free case evaluation to see how we can help you. 

What Types of Heavy Equipment Causes Accidents in NY? 

You may deal with heavy machinery daily, whether you work in agriculture, construction, warehousing, or forestry. 

The following equipment can cause devastating accidents: 

  • Backhoes 
  • Excavators 
  • Dump trucks 
  • Forklifts 
  • Concrete mixers
  • Cranes 
  • Compactors 
  • Lifts
  • Bulldozers 
  • Graders 
  • Loaders
  • Pavers
  • Telehandlers 
  • Scrapers
  • Tractors 
  • Trenchers
  • Drum rollers
  • Lathes
  • Harvesters/combines and other farming equipment

No matter what piece of equipment caused your accident, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help with your workplace accident claim. 

What Causes Heavy Equipment Accidents in NYC? 

NYC construction workers frequently suffer injuries and deaths on job sites, and the construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists two of the four top causes of construction fatalities as being struck by or caught in/between equipment. 

Some other common causes of heavy equipment accidents in New York City include: 

  • Defective machinery and malfunctions 
  • Poorly maintained equipment or failure to inspect before use
  • Inadequate communication between workers
  • Lack of proper training, supervision, or safety equipment
  • Worker fatigue or distraction
  • Rollover accidents 
  • Falling from the equipment
  • Loss of control of the equipment 
  • Electrocution 
  • Uneven cargo loads 
  • Poor lighting 

Most of these accidents are caused by human error or negligence – meaning they are entirely avoidable. However, if defective equipment caused the accident, strict liability may apply in a product liability claim. 

What Compensation Can I Recover After a Heavy Equipment Accident in New York? 

The compensation you receive depends on whether you can file a workers’ compensation claim, third party claim, or both. 

If you qualify to receive NY workers’ compensation, you’ll be limited to a portion of your lost wages, reasonable medical expenses, and survivor benefits if you lost a loved one. 

These benefits apply even if you’re at fault for the accident, with limited exceptions. You don’t have to prove fault to recover workers’ compensation; you’ll receive these benefits as long as the accident happened while on the job.  

Damages Available in an NYC Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you’re able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit, you’ll have to prove that the party was responsible for your injuries. Third parties may include negligent property owners, contractors, motorists, engineers, and manufacturers of defective products and machinery. 

If you can prove liability in a personal injury, premises liability, or product liability case, you’ll be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, including: 

  • Your total past and future medical care expenses 
  • Loss of earnings and future earning capacity 
  • Out-of-pocket costs 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish 
  • Disfigurement and scarring 
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • And more 

We’ll evaluate the cause of your heavy equipment accident in New York City to determine all possible avenues for compensation. 

We’ll Help You Recover Compensation For All of Your Heavy Equipment Accident Injuries 

An accident involving heavy machinery can cause debilitating injuries  – especially NYC construction accidents. 

Our NYC workplace accident attorneys have helped victims who have sustained various types of injuries, including but not limited to: 

We help victims who have sustained severe construction-related injuries every day. We understand the pain and emotional trauma you’ve endured and are ready to help you get back on your feet. 

Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you or arrange a virtual appointment. Call today to discuss creating an attorney-client relationship.

How Long Do I Have to File a Workplace Accident Case in New York? 

If you’re filing a New York workers’ comp claim, you must inform your employer within 30 days, or you may lose your right to recover benefits. You will have to file an Employee Claim form within two years of the accident. 

You must file a New York personal injury lawsuit within three years of the accident. If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by heavy equipment, you only have two years from their date of death to file a wrongful death claim.  

If you miss the applicable deadline, you’ll lose your right to recover compensation after a work-related accident. Contact our NYC personal injury attorneys today to preserve your legal rights to compensation. 

Contact Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. After a Heavy Equipment Accident in NYC 

If you were involved in a heavy equipment accident in New York City, New York, you don’t have much time to act. Contact the New York City workplace injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. for help getting the compensation you deserve.