Helping Workers Struck By Falling Debris

The effects from falling objects in an office setting are often inconsequential. But if your workplace is a construction site, a falling object as small as a bolt can cause serious injury and even death.

For more than half a century, the attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., in New York City have been helping clients and their families who have been injured by falling debris. We've helped them mainly by recovering all the compensation they are entitled to receive, under the law.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable Since 1965

We are committed to holding owners, contractors and subcontractors responsible for lapses in safety that result in workers being injured by falling objects and construction site debris.

Suffered serious injury from falling debris? We can help. Call: 212.732.4992 or 800.340.4992. Free consultation.

Going Beyond Workers' Compensation To Locate All Sources Of Recovery

While most workers know that they can receive workers' compensation for injuries caused by falling objects, many do not know that they may be able to pursue litigation against an owner, contractor or subcontractor who is not their employer. This is called a third-party claim. We have successfully pursued numerous third-party claims involving injuries caused by falling objects. Some of the objects that commonly cause serious injuries include:

  • Tools such as hammers, sledgehammers and power tools
  • Bricks and cinder blocks
  • Metal fittings and pieces of metal railings
  • Rebar or other metal bars
  • Pieces of metal, sheet metal and duct work
  • Support beams
  • Wires or cables

Respected Accident Lawyers Handling Injury Cases

Falling objects can cause a wide range of injuries, including head and brain injuries from being hit on the head, spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, broken bones and even death. Our firm has more than 50 years of experience handling all types of construction accidents, including falling object accidents. We know that these cases can and often do result in career-ending injuries, and we are committed to maximizing the compensation our clients receive.

Did A Falling Object Cause Your Injury?

If you or a family member has been injured by a falling object or falling debris at a construction site, please contact our Manhattan offices. To set up an appointment, call us locally at 212.732.4992 or call us toll free at 800.340.4992. Our firm handles all workplace injury cases on a contingency basis, and we provide a free initial consultation. We do not charge attorney's fees if we do not obtain money damages for our clients' injuries.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.