Wall Collapse Lawyer
Finding the right wall collapse lawyer will be the most important decision to make in such an accident. New York State Labor Laws were enacted to protect construction workers. Labor Law 240 states that general contractors and property owners shall make sure that equipment such as scaffolds, hoists, ladder, and others and under proper protection. The Platta Law Firm has had plenty of victories in similar situations such as these. We would be eager to take on a case of this severity and get justice out of the responsible party.
A successful wall collapse lawyer will have to prove that the landlord or contractor was negligent in causing the building collapse or that they violated a Labor Law Statute. The law firm will hire top construction safety engineering experts to identify the reason of the building collapse. Construction workers are some of the most injury prone working individuals due to the nature of their job. Building collapses in the city are rare but are fatal if they do occur.
Today there was an incident in Jamaica Queens where a wall collapsed on a construction site and killed 1 worker and injuring another. They were at a demolition site and a wall fell on top of them causing serious head injuries to one person who died. Both individuals were buried under the debris and firefighters had to pull both out of the rubble. The site was a former milk packaging plant that went vacant and was taken over by the port authority and transferred to Mayor Bill De Blasio’s signature affordable housing plan. Demolition permits on the site indicate that Cole Partners was demolishing at 3- story building using handheld tools and partial mechanical means.
The Platta Law Firm specialize in helping families settle major cases from workers’ compensation to injuries on construction sites. The workers compensation system provides benefits to injured workers and their families following onsite accidents. This system does not need “fault” to be proven to collect benefits. However, this means you cannot pursue a personal injury claim against an employer. Social security disability benefits also kick in when your loved one’s injuries are permanent or disabling. The right law firm can help expedite all of these processes for you.
Building collapses can lead to serious head and neck injuries. Often these injuries require a lifetime of therapy and intensive medical care. The Platta Law Firm works with families to access benefits and compensation that take care of both immediate and long-term financial needs. With us by your side, you will have peace of mind that there is a law firm fighting for every dollar you deserve.