Falling Objects on Construction Sites

In addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits, you may ALSO be able to pursue a “third-party” personal injury claim against an entity other than your employer in order to obtain maximum compensation. These “third-party” claims are not against your employer, but against another entity such as the general contractor, the owner of the building/property or another party that may have been responsible for the accident.

Anyone who has been a victim of falling object accident understands that there is a right way to do things and a wrong way to do things. Unfortunately, the motivating question by those in charge of a construction site is often not what’s right or wrong, but what is the fastest. This can be the cause of serious injuries.

Injured by a Falling Object on a Construction Site?

At Kammholz Law, we have experience handling construction falling object accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of negligence on a construction project, you can be confident that we know the steps to take to get you compensation and are knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to help people just like you.

We Investigate Falling Object Cases Thoroughly

We at Kammholz Law have handled cases involving falling sheetrock and other construction materials, parts falling from cranes or other equipment, falling scaffolding and more. We have also handled personal injury cases that resulted from construction falls. We understand what you are going through, we know what to look for as required by New York law, we will find out who was responsible and hold them accountable to ensure the maximum compensation for you and your family.

Statute of Limitations on a Construction Accident Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as a construction accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.