Construction sites can be one of the most dangerous of all workplaces, and when injuries do occur during construction work, they can be life altering or even deadly. Employers have a responsibility to see to it that job sites comply with federal, state, and local laws in order to provide the safest possible working conditions. If unsafe conditions or negligence at your workplace led to you being injured, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
The Concept of Liability
The major difference in your ability to pursue legal action rather than simply collect workers compensation is where the liability for an injury lies. Before you can pursue a lawsuit against an employer, contractor, or an equipment manufacturer, it needs to be determined if any of these parties were partially or completely to blame for your injury.
Common Construction Site Hazards
Nearly 90% of all construction site deaths are due to one of the so called “Fatal Four”
Falls are the most common construction site hazard, and they cause nearly 60% of deaths due to construction site accidents. Regulations hold employers responsible for providing adequate protections when employees are working with scaffolding, ladders, roofs, and other situations where falling is a possibility.
Being struck by objects is another common construction site injury. This can include an object which is thrown as a result of an explosion or some other force acting upon it as well as objects falling from overhead. Depending on the amount of force with which an object is propelled, it can have devastating effects to any party it strikes.
Being caught in a collapsed trench or between heavy equipment are far too common on construction sites, and the injuries sustained with these types of accidents can be especially devastating.
Electrical accidents are another leading cause of injuries on construction sites, whether by a worker being shocked directly or through the fires and explosions which can come as a result.
Some of the more common construction site injuries can include
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Crush Injuries
- Brain Damage and other Traumatic Brain injury
- Spinal Cord injury including Paralysis
- Loss of Limbs
- Internal Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Joint Injuries and Damage
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Your employer’s insurance company is looking for every legal way to deny you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured as the result of an employer’s negligence and failure to comply with laws regarding workplace safety. You have little or no hope of getting the compensation you deserve without the help of an experienced New York workplace accident lawyer.
If you plan to take legal action against an employer for an injury or wrongful death on a construction site, you need an experienced New York accident lawyer on your side. Call us today for your free initial consultation and lt us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury.
If you’ve suffered an injury at the hands of another or due to their negligence, the law entitles you to fair compensation for your losses and suffering. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today about your personal injury claim in New York City, including all five boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Our aggressive and compassionate team are here to provide consultation and effective advocacy on your behalf. Your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are all grounds for you to receive compensation from the responsible parties.
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