Can you imagine hearing a snap and seeing a 170-foot crane collapsing above you? That’s what happened to Michael Simmermeyer and four other construction workers on April 4,, 2012. The other workers were lucky, only suffering from injuries like broken bones and shock, while Mr. Simmermeyer died after being struck by two dislodged pieces of the crane. The tragedy occurred here in Manhattan, while the men were working on a construction project to extend the 7-train to the city’s West Side.
The crane’s inspection was postponed last January, since the machine was in use at the time. The last inspection was done a full nine months before the fatal incident occurred. Not only had the crane operator been involved in two prior accidents where workers were injured, but the company had been fined on several occasions for safety citations. Were you involved in a New York City Crane Accident? If you need a New York City Crane Accident Lawyer, call MICHAEL GUNZBURG, P.C. today.
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Every year, construction accidents account for 932,000 deaths and 260,000 disabling injuries nationwide, more than any other industry. If you work in construction, all you can sometimes do is plan for the worst and hope for the best. Yes, you can follow the safety regulations, but this assumes that the owner, the general contractors, and your boss are complying with them. If these safety regulations are ignored, or the parties responsible decide to take short cuts, accidents are inevitable. That is where we come in. As New York City Construction Accident Lawyers we can help. We’re experienced NYC Construction Accident Lawyers, who have over two decades of handling construction accident cases. While one of our goals is to help you get the compensation you deserve, we also understand the physical, emotional and financial toll that a devastating construction accident can have on you, your family, and your life. We also try to get your life back for you.
The labor laws are here to protect those who can’t protect themselves. When a crane falls and seriously injuries or needlessly kills a worker, we know the pain and loss that you, and your family go through. It takes a tremendous toll. No matter what, the bills still show up every month, along with the new ones from the ambulance, the doctors, and the hospital. We are here to help you and your family. As New York City Construction Accident Lawyers, we will focus our time and financial resources directly into your case so that you can achieve the maximum recovery available. We analyze your case, and then figure out the best path to prosecute your claim. Benefit from our extensive legal experience. Contact us first and let us help you and your family get the compensation you deserve. The initial consultation is fee, and there are no fees unless we are successful. Contact us first!
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- Carpenter Accident
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- Construction Accidents
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If you or a loved one have been involved in a New York City crane accident or a New York City Construction accident, you need an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer.
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Michael Gunzburg , P.C. is a New York City Construction Accident Lawyer serving the New York Metropolitan area, including New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange County .