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Michael Rose on last month’s SoHo scaffolding collapse

Michael Rose has shared his insight on the scaffolding collapse that occurred last month in SoHo. Click here to read the article.


Aggressive Construction Settlements

Contrsuction Accident Victims

Construction work is an inherently high-risk job. It is therefore vital for construction workers to be aware of the remedies available to them for injuries sustained on the job and the necessary steps to receive compensation. Hach & Rose, LLP specializes in construction workers’ injuries, and we encourage injured workers and their loved ones to contact us with any questions they may have.

Representing Construction Accident Victims

Hach & Rose, LLP regularly achieves some of the largest jury verdicts in the state of New York for workers injured on construction sites. We obtained a $13,000,000 jury verdict for an injured union painter who fell from a ladder and sustained a traumatic brain injury. We also obtained a $12,800,000 jury verdict for a woman who suffered a severe neck injury due to defective construction. These cases are heartbreaking, and no amount of money can ever undo the damage done, but we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the victims and their families are given the opportunity to live as good a life as they deserve. We do this by preparing every case for trial – always ready to fight for the absolute highest recovery for our clients.

The Importance of Reputation

Obtaining such high jury verdicts warns the opposition that Hach & Rose, LLP has aggressive and highly-skilled attorneys who do not back down from a fight. Our reputation has been a powerful tool in obtaining faster recoveries for our clients without compromising the results – defendants agree to significant settlements to avoid facing our attorneys in court. These results include:

  • $3,525,000 for a worker who fell from a makeshift ladder
  • $3,500,000 for a stone mason struck by a piece of sheetrock
  • $2,600,000 for a worker who was struck by a backhoe
  • $2,500,000 for a worker who was injured when a piece of construction debris fell from a building
  • $2,000,000 for a construction worker injured by a falling pipe
  • $1,800,000 for a construction worker struck by a vehicle due to a lack of a barricade
  • $800,000 for an engineer who tripped and fell over debris
  • $225,000 for an engineer who hurt his wrist falling from a ladder on a construction project

You Are Not Alone

There are so many unpredictable dangers present at construction sites and are inherent to construction work. While Hach & Rose, LLP understands it is impossible to control all of these unpredictable dangers, we believe that those injured by such dangers must be compensated accordingly. Whether an injury is caused by a construction company overlooking the need for a barricade or the negligence of a fellow worker operating equipment, an injured victim should never feel like they are alone or without recourse. Where others fail to protect construction workers, Hach & Rose, LLP is there to defend them. If you have been hurt on a construction site, contact us to learn more about how we can help you.


New Video FAQ: “How does your experience in construction work help you as a lawyer?”

In a new video FAQ, Hach & Rose, LLP attorney David Cheverie discusses his personal experience in construction work and how it has helped him fight on behalf of injured construction workers in New York City.

David’s passion for his clients and his true experience in construction is a large reason why injured workers turn to him and the team at Hach & Rose, LLP. If you or someone you love has been hurt on a construction site, it is important to only hire an attorney who knows how to handle these types of claims.

David and the team at Hach & Rose, LLP have dedicated their careers to helping people just like you, so contact us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your case today.


New Video FAQ: Who is responsible if I am a construction worker injured by a falling object?

In a new video FAQ, New York City construction accident attorney Tim Staines discusses the liability issues surrounding injuries that result from falling objects on constriction sites.

Tim Staines discusses the responsible party of a construction worker being hurt by a falling object. If you believe you are eligible for compensation, contact Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-005…

If you’ve been hurt in a construction site accident, contact the New York construction injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about the legal options available to you.


Queens Construction Accident Kills Two

Investigators are still working to determine the exact cause of a construction accident in Queens where a crane operator and construction worker were killed by a falling steel beam. The accident occurred in the Briarwood neighborhood at the construction site for a new apartment complex. Preliminary investigations revealed a 6,500 pound I-shaped steel beam fell from four stories up, as it was being hoisted by a crane. The beam struck the cab of the crane, killing the operator inside before striking a worker on the ground.  By the time emergency services responded, both men, ages 47 and 43, were dead.

It was windy the day of the accident, which can make crane operations extremely hazardous. Though no official conclusions have been reached, investigators’ preliminary impression is that a failure of the crane’s rigging was the source of tragedy, not wind. The work site had no open violations, the crane operator had no history of violations, and the crane passed an inspection as recently as June.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the accident a tragedy at an unrelated news conference. Rick D. Chandler, the commissioner of the city’s Building Department, expressed similar dismay as he spoke from site of the accident the same afternoon, saying “These two gentlemen won’t be going home tonight, and we’re very, very sorry about that.”


Scaffolding collapses at Carroll Gardens construction site

According to an article of New York CBS local, scaffolding fell to the ground last Tuesday, August 16 at around 8:24 p.m. The accident occurred at a construction site located at 581 Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn.

According to the New York Fire Department, the scaffolding collapsed outside of a structure that was undergoing construction. They have yet to say if the weather caused the collapse or if other factors played into the occurrence of the incident. The Department of Buildings has not yet given a statement about the incident and injuries have not been reported as of the time of posting.

If you are injured in the state of New York, get in touch with the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. We handle personal injury cases, including constriction accidents and other work-related accidents. Find out more by calling our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to consult with one of the qualified members of our legal team today.


Former Client Robert Klein discusses his experience with Hach & Rose, LLP

Robert Klein, a former client of Hach & Rose, LLP, discusses his experience working with the firm after suffering a work related injury in a video posted to our testimonials page.

Mr. Klein was injured at work on his first day at a contracting position in White Plains. The truck he was driving was rear-ended by a tractor trailer, forcing him off the road. He suffered shattered bones in his neck and needed knee surgery.

He says that when you’re injured, you need an attorney who will be responsive and help you every step of the way. Mr. Klein points out that he would recommend Hach & Rose, LLP to others.

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, contact the New York City personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 today.


How does your experience in the construction field influence how you practice law?

In the following video, attorney David Cheverie of Hach & Rose, LLP, discusses how his experience working on construction sites and seeing the short cuts that some companies take led him to pursue a career in law where he could help and protect workers.


Why is it important for construction workers to have an attorney on their side when they’ve been injured?

In the following video, attorney David Cheverie of Hach & Rose, LLP, explains that it is crucial for construction workers to contact an attorney as soon as possible following an accident in order to not only properly document the accident, but to receive the full protection of laws specifically designed for these types of workers.


Construction worker injured by falling debris

One construction worker was seriously injured on December 15 when falling construction materials struck him in the face. He suffered severe injuries while working in a four-story building on the Upper West Side at W. 86th St. and West End Ave. The worker was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in an ambulance for treatment of his injuries.

The accident happened while the injured worker was on the second floor working on the renovation project. He was struck in the face by construction material that another worker had dropped from a higher floor. This resulted in the Buildings Department issuing a partial stop-work order for scaffold usage. The construction site and contractor working on it were issued a citation for “failure to safeguard.”

In response to this year seeing the highest rate of injuries and fatalities on New York construction sites in years, the city is taking measures to promote safer workplaces for workers. In the last week, there have been rallies in support of higher safety standards and contractors taking responsibility for hiring non-union workers without proper safety training.

Construction is one of the most dangerous and labor intensive fields in which an individual can work. The likelihood of injuries on site are increased when safety measures are not upheld by a negligent construction company. If you were injured while on the job through no fault of your own, please contact the construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP. For more information on how our experienced New York lawyers can help you, please call (212) 779-0057 today.


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