Ironworker Accident Lawyers Located In New York City
Ironworkers expose themselves to many dangers at construction sites. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that ironworkers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation due to working at incredible heights, working outside in all types of weather and working with heavy objects. These dangers, unfortunately, cause many ironworkers suffering serious on-the-job injuries each year, even when the proper precautions were in place.
Experienced And Successful Construction Accident Lawyers
At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, located in New York, our talented attorneys focus exclusively on personal injury law. Our firm was founded more than 45 years ago, and we have recovered countless seven-figure awards for our clients. We understand that it can be difficult to know which attorney is right for you, which is why we offer free consultations so you can learn more about us and our services. We are happy to answer your initial questions and explain what you can expect moving forward.
Please schedule your free consultation today by calling 212-986-2022 (toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW). You may also contact our New York law firm online, and we will reach out shortly to discuss your situation.
We will meet at a convenient time and location if your injuries prevent you from traveling to our office.
Injuries From Falls
Falls are the most common injury suffered by ironworkers. Working on ladders, scaffolds and lifts hundreds of feet in the air are inherently dangerous activities, but the risks grow exponentially when a third party behaves negligently or a piece of equipment fails. For example, it is the responsibility of construction managers to ensure all safety requirements and regulations are followed — injuries routinely follow safety violations.
Common injuries from falling include spinal cord damage, brain injuries, multiple fractures and even death.
Other Dangers Ironworkers Face
Other common injuries sustained by ironworkers include:
- Severe cuts: Sharp metal and tools can cause serious injuries.
- Burns: Welding and working near flammable materials lead to many burn-related injuries each year in New York.
- Being struck by falling objects: There are risks even when working on the ground. Poorly secured materials can strike unsuspecting workers before they have any chance to react.
Contact A New York Ironworker Accident Lawyer
Smiley & Smiley, LLP, has had significant success representing ironworkers who were hurt on the job. Please call our law office anytime, day or night, to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached at 212-986-2022 (toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW) or by filling out a brief online form.
Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole.