Crane and Heavy Machinery Accidents

NYC Crane Accident Lawyer

Unfortunately, many individuals are all too familiar with the devastation that can result from a crane accident or crane collapse. At Levine and Slavit, we strongly believe that in the event of a crane accident or heavy machinery accident, the negligent parties must be held accountable for their actions. Whether the accident is a result of a part defect or user error, our lawyers can help victims of such accidents obtain financial compensation for their injuries.

Crane Accidents

Crane accidents can cause catastrophic injury and death. If you have been injured in a crane accident, either as a worker or as a bystander, our firm can help you obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation or compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a member of your family due to someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions, you may be able to obtain compensation for funerary costs, loss of income, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

Determining which parties can be considered liable in a crane accident case is dependant upon the type of crane accident. If a crane accident occurs because the crane operator was inadequately trained or lacked proper certification, it may be possible to file a claim against the crane owner or on-site contractor. In the event that a crane fails and causes an injury as a result of a defect, our product liability lawyers, serving New York City and Manhattan, can assist you in filing a claim against the crane manufacturer or designer.

Forklift Accidents

Forklifts are used at construction sites and industrial work locations throughout New York City and Manhattan, and can even be seen on a daily basis at large home remodeling stores. Forklifts, however, can pose a serious risk to both users and bystanders if the operator lacks proper training, is unaware of his or her surroundings, fails to abide by operating instructions, or is operating a machine that has been inadequately maintained. Forklifts can tip if driven at unsafe speeds or if loads are transported at an unsafe height, people can also be injured or killed if struck by a forklift, and cargo can fall if improperly loaded and injure those nearby. It is important to remember that you have legal rights if you have been injured as a result of another party’s actions.

Backhoe Accidents

Backhoes are construction vehicles commonly used for smaller scale engineering projects. The swinging apparatus of the rear hoe, combined with the top heavy nature of the vehicle and movable front shovel can make the vehicle dangerously unstable, especially in less than ideal conditions such as on uneven ground. If the operator lacks an intimate familiarity with the characteristics of the backhoe, or the backhoe is improperly maintained, there is a serious risk for injury.

We can help you file a personal injury claim if you or someone you love has been injured in a backhoe accident.

Contact our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers

If you are seeking legal counsel in the New York City area regarding a construction accident, our lawyers can provide assistance and effective legal representation. Contact Levine and Slavit today to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward obtaining financial compensation.