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Understanding Liability for Construction Worker Death by Crane Accident

Navigating the aftermath of a fatal crane accident on a construction site can be a harrowing experience for all parties involved. The intricate legalities of New York law further complicate such cases. When a construction worker’s life is tragically cut short due to a crane accident, it thrusts their family and their employer into many legal, financial, and moral obligations. 

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP we extend our legal expertise to help handle the legal processes that follow a crane accident. With a dedicated team of seasoned attorneys, we provide a holistic approach to assist the victims’ families in these testing times, ensuring they get the justice and compensation they deserve.

Deciphering Liability in Crane Accidents

Liability in crane accidents is a multifaceted issue. In New York, multiple parties could be held liable for a construction worker’s death, primarily depending on the specifics of the accident. Understanding who is at fault can be a daunting task, but it’s crucial for both the victim’s family and the employer.

  • Employer’s responsibility: Employers have a significant responsibility to ensure the safety of their workers. They are required to adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards and local safety regulations. Any negligence in adhering to these standards could result in employer liability.
  • Equipment manufacturers: Sometimes, the fault may lie with the crane manufacturers if the accident was caused due to defective equipment. In such cases, the manufacturer could be held liable.
  • Sub-contractors and third parties: Sub-contractors or third-party entities involved in the project could also share liability, especially if their negligence contributed to the accident.

Our attorneys meticulously investigate every aspect of the case to pinpoint the liability and ensure that justice is served.

Legal Pathways and Compensation After Crane Accidents

The legal avenues available for compensation vary based on the liable parties. Families may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation death benefits, which could cover funeral expenses and provide a portion of the deceased worker’s wages. Additionally, if negligence is established, a wrongful death lawsuit may also be pursued against the liable parties.

  • Workers’ compensation: This is a form of insurance that provides compensation to the families of deceased workers without the necessity to establish fault.
  • Wrongful death lawsuit: Unlike workers’ compensation, a wrongful death lawsuit requires proving negligence or wrongful act on the part of the liable party.

Our team at Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is adept at navigating both these legal pathways, ensuring that the families receive the rightful compensation to ease their financial burdens.

Securing Justice With the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Seeking justice after a tragedy is not just about financial compensation. It’s about holding the responsible parties accountable and ensuring such incidents are prevented in the future. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP we are committed to providing legal representation for the victims’ families, making sure their voices are heard and justice is served.

Our seasoned attorneys are well-versed with the intricacies of New York’s construction laws and are dedicated to delivering justice to grieving families. We take a comprehensive approach to handle these sensitive cases with the gravity they deserve, addressing every concern and providing relentless representation to achieve favorable outcomes.

Why Entrust Your Case to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP?

At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we understand the magnitude of the loss you have endured, and we are here to stand by your side. Our attorneys are dedicated to navigating legal complexities to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our commitment extends beyond the courtroom; we are here to support you through every step of this challenging journey.

With a reputation for aggressive representation and a compassionate approach, choosing us means opting for a team that values your interests and fights tirelessly for your rights. Reach out to us at (516) 358-6900 or through our contact form for a consultation. Additionally, for more insights into our approach, you can visit our YouTube Channel.

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