Broken or Malfunctioning Tool Accident Cases
An established personal injury law firm, Leav & Steinberg LLP represents victims of negligence, wrongful death, malpractice, and accidents in New York in seeking the compensation they deserve. If you've been injured by a broken or malfunctioning tool accident, our team of dedicated attorneys can help.
Broken or Malfunctioning Tool Accidents in New York
Construction is a major industry in New York, and thousands of professionals throughout the city rely on the use of safe equipment to complete projects. However, when employers skirt New York Labor Law § 240(1) by providing personnel with defective tools, faulty equipment, or ineffective safety gear, the potential for severe injury or even death is high. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 150,000 construction workers are injured annually on the job, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) notes that over 5,000 died on the job in 2017.
Do You Have a Broken or Malfunctioning Tool Accident Case?
If you work in construction or a related field, your employer is required by law to ensure that any equipment provided to you is not defective or otherwise potentially dangerous inside the realm of proper usage. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death as the result of broken or malfunctioning equipment, you may have a case. Circumstances include, but are not limited to:
- Object strikes
- Being caught in or between equipment
- Faulty power tool injuries
- Failure of employer to communicate hazard(s)
- Failure of employer to provide proper safety equipment
How the Personal Injury Attorneys at Leav & Steinberg LLP Can Help
Our team of lawyers is experienced in handling personal injury cases, and we understand the lasting effects your accident can have on you and your loved ones. A safe working environment is your right, and if your employer's failure to abide by legal requirements led to your injury, then you are entitled to seek financial compensation for your time away from work, your medical bills incurred, and any pain and suffering.
At Leav & Steinberg, we take pride in going the extra mile for our clients. Providing quality legal services and personal attention to each client is our priority, and we don't charge attorney fees until your case is won. Our staff speaks English, Albanian, Spanish, and Portuguese, and we serve clients throughout New York City and the surrounding area from our two convenient office locations in Manhattan and the Bronx. If you think you may have a personal injury case as a result of broken or malfunctioning tools on your worksite, contact us online today or call 212-766-5222 to request your free consultation.