Injuries From Heavy Equipment And Machinery Accidents

On construction sites and other job sites across New York City, heavy machinery is used on a daily basis to get the jobs done. These pieces of machinery can often weigh several hundred or even thousands of pounds and are extremely dangerous when not utilized effectively.

Additionally, machinery that is improperly secured or is functionally defective can pose a threat to workers who rely on that machinery for their livelihoods.

If you or a family member has been injured in a heavy machinery accident, turn to the experienced attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. As a highly regarded and established firm in New York City, our lawyers are dedicated advocates for injured workers.

Since our firm was established in 1965, we have helped many hundreds of construction workers recover six- and seven-figure compensation for serious injuries.

Crush Injuries

In some of the worst cases involving heavy machinery, a piece of heavy machinery is dropped on or falls onto a worker. This in an extremely dangerous situation, as the mechanisms needed to lift the machinery need to be utilized immediately to prevent any further injuries or death.

The crush injuries that result may prevent a worker from ever returning to work, living life as he or she did before, or even having use of a limb or body part. Some crush injuries are so severe that the bones cannot effectively be pieced back together and doctors may recommend amputating the body part.

Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, many accidents involving heavy machinery result in the death of the victim. He or she may be killed instantly or perish later due to fatal injuries. Regardless of when the death occurred, surviving family members have options for seeking justice.

We are committed to compassionately helping clients understand their rights and aggressively pursue a resolution to the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the grieving family.

Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

To discuss how to deal with the aftermath of your unsafe equipment injury, contact our Manhattan offices. To set up an appointment, email, call us locally at 212.732.4992 or call our office toll free at 800.340.4992. It will cost you nothing to speak to our law firm, and you will only pay attorney's fees if we are successful in your case.

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.