A construction crane owner who was acquitted of manslaughter in a collapse that killed two workers is now facing a civil wrongful death trial over the accident, which helped spur new safety measures.
The slain workers’ families are suing crane owner James Lomma, his company and others involved in a Manhattan high-rise construction site where a crane snapped apart in May 2008. In opening statements Friday, lawyers for the families lambasted Lomma, whose 2012 acquittal they saw as a blow.
In New Jersey and New York, companies are legally required to maintain safe premises for their employees. If a workplace accident occurs due to the company’s negligence then the injured parties may seek compensation for their damages and losses. Given the inherent danger of construction work, it is particularly important that premises are maintained and machinery is inspected and up-to-date.
In the event that the a worker is killed on a job site, as in the tragic case above, the worker’s family may file a wrongful death suit seeking compensation from the negligent company. W hile no amount of money can bring back a loved one, the New Jersey wrongful death attorneys at Breslin and Breslin will seek maximum compensation on behalf of grieving families to ensure financial stability in their time of need. Families of New Jersey wrongful death victims may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering among other recoverable damages. If you have lost a loved one due to workplace negligence, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Breslin and Breslin for a free case evaluation today.