Brooklyn, New York Construction Hoist Accident Attorney

Have You Sustained Injuries Due to a Hoist Accident?

On a construction site, moving heavy loads from one location to another is a common occurrence. There are lots of different methods used on construction sites in Brooklyn, as well as the state of New York and elsewhere, to try and move heavy loads. One of the common elements of a construction site is something called a hoist. A hoist can be any number of things, from a simple pulley to a crane to a system of ropes and pulleys that is far more complex. If you have been injured as a result of using a hoist at a Brooklyn construction site, it is very important that you contact one of our experienced attorneys at Brandon J. Broderick immediately.

It is of the utmost importance that dangerous equipment, such as hoists, be utilized in a safe and compliant manner. We are also aware that negligence, Labor Law infractions, and other errors can be disastrous for workers. On construction sites, lifting heavy items, supplies, and structural elements calls for extreme caution and attention. The enormous weight of the objects being hoisted makes any degree of negligence potentially dangerous. A second is all it takes for an unsecured load to result in a life-altering personal injury. 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a hoist accident, or if you have lost a family member in a construction accident in Brooklyn involving a hoist, lift, or temporary elevator, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we make it simple to contact an experienced Brooklyn construction hoist accident attorney so that we can help you and your family get the compensation for the full extent of your losses. Give us a quick call and ask for assistance. It's really that easy. Our clients' needs are our top priority. For many years, we have stood up for construction workers, and we will continue to do so for those who work in Brooklyn and New York.

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Construction Hoist Accidents Involving Overhead Dangers and Falling Objects

Construction hoists come in all different sizes and shapes and have a wide range of features. Some may be straightforward line or pulley rigs for transporting small supplies, or they may be larger chain, trolley, or ratchet lever hoists for swift and efficient transport of bulkier materials. Others might resemble temporary elevators that carry heavy equipment and construction materials to high-rise buildings' upper floors or electric chain and wire hoists that raise and lower extremely heavy loads.

All construction hoists must be properly built, safely operated by qualified personnel, and kept free of potential hazards that put workers at risk. This is true even if there may be specific regulations pertaining to certain types of hoists or lifts used for specific purposes.

Examples of frequent hoist-related construction accidents include:

  • Injury from falling objects or being hit by objects
  • Height-related falls
  • Collapse of the hoist or elevator
  • Failures, malfunctions, and collapses of hoists
  • Caught-in-between accidents
  • Crushing accidents and injuries
  • Electric shock / electrocution

According to New York's Labor Law, construction workers must be protected from falling debris and hoisted objects. Whether you were hurt because a coworker dropped something, something was being assembled or disassembled, or a load swung into you without a tag line, your injury happened because you were not provided with the protection that the law required. Our construction hoist accident attorneys will ensure that the building companies fairly compensate you for your injuries and that any legal violations are not disregarded.

New York Construction Hoist Regulations & Violations

The risks involved with operating mobile cranes, overhead cranes, and hoists are well-known, which is why the New York Labor Law and OSHA rules impose stringent standards. Sadly, not all contractors, building owners, or workers take the necessary precautions to assure compliance with these laws. Consequently, their violations frequently result in major accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

In any accident case, determining if workplace safety standards were violated is an essential first step.

Examples of issues and violations with hoists that our attorneys look for include:

  • Failures to conduct thorough and regular inspections
  • Improperly secured equipment and materials
  • Negligent construction or operation
  • Failure to meet manufacturer recommendations
  • Damage to the ropes, chains, hooks, brakes, and other components of the hoist.
  • Defectively designed or manufactured equipment
  • Law violations of safe load limitations / hoists that are overloaded
  • New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241 Violations

Consult Renowned Lawyer Brandon J. Broderick About Your New York Construction Hoist Accident Right Away.

If you have questions about any type of hoist accident, crane accident, elevator accident, or injury related to construction, Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, is available to review your case. We can discuss the merits of your potential claim, whether you can file a workers' compensation claim or a personal injury case, and what our trial attorneys can do to help you during a free consultation.

Due to the fact that we operate on a contingency fee basis, you won't need to worry about the expense of legal counsel. Only if we prevail in your lawsuit do we receive payment. Simply put, we receive a portion of any settlement or award we obtain on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation at (877) 740-7603.

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