Accidents Caused By Unsafe Tools And Equipment

Construction workers rely on machinery to get their jobs done. Many of the pieces of machinery that are used can be dangerous. If safety precautions are not taken or equipment malfunctions, it can lead to permanent injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured, turn to an experienced injury lawyer who will forcefully stand up for your rights.

Equipment Malfunction? Work With Our Accident Attorneys.

At the New York City law firm of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our experienced lawyers have represented clients in a wide range of construction site injury cases, including those involving unsafe equipment and equipment malfunctions.

We are local leaders in construction accident cases. Let us help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.

Our team of attorneys and staff is led by Carl Lustig and Mitchell Sassower, two lawyers who each offer more than 30 years of experience. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have earned as one of the premier construction accident firms in NYC. We strive to help clients understand how it is possible to move on with their lives and how we may be able to secure compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Injuries Resulting From Unsafe Equipment

When a piece of equipment malfunctions or a safety device has been removed from a piece of dangerous equipment, workers on a job site can suffer serious and debilitating injuries. Our firm confidently handles all types of injury cases such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Closed head injuries and open head wounds
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations and loss of limbs
  • Crush injuries
  • Serious lacerations and abrasions
  • Avulsion injuries (tearing of skin)

Wrongful Death

In any situation involving unsafe equipment or an equipment malfunction, a fatal accident may occur. Surviving family members are often left wondering what their rights are and how they are going to move forward after the death of a loved one on a construction site.

We are compassionate when working with families who have lost a loved one, taking the time to explain their rights and options when seeking justice and compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

To discuss how to deal with the aftermath of your unsafe equipment injury, call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW or email us to set up your free initial consultation. We handle all construction accident cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.

Case Results

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

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.

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    $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.