Construction Site Injuries
Our Attorneys Specialize in Construction Site Injury Cases
Working at construction sites has its fair share of perils, and it comes as no surprise that this field accounts for a significant number of fatalities every year. If you or someone you know has been involved in a construction site accident, knowing where you stand legally is in your best interest
Common Construction Site Injury Benefits
Anyone who has suffered an injury at a construction site might be able to file a claim in one or more ways.
- Workers’ compensation claim. Those who receive workers’ compensation may expect weekly payments as well as money for medical expenses. However, there’s a limit to how much you may receive, and the money might be insufficient to cover all costs.
- Third-party liability. This is when it’s possible to hold a third-party such as a manufacturer or property owner liable for negligence resulting in a construction site injury.
- Wrongful death claim. In case an action or failure to act by a third-party results in an employee’s demise, the family or estate of the victim may choose to file a civil suit on the victim’s behalf and seek damages.
Common Causes of Construction Site Injuries
Oftentimes, accidents at construction sites take place because employers fail to provide the required safety equipment. Common causes of construction site injuries include:
- Absence of protective equipment
- Badly secured scaffolding
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Falling objects
- Electrocution/electric shock
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Crane accidents
Types of Construction Site Injuries
We understand that serious injuries can severally impair one’s life and ability to perform day-to-day actions. The types of construction site injuries that one may receive compensation for include, but do not limit to:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Crush injuries
- Vision/hearing loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD
Construction Site Injuries in Numbers
Numbers surrounding construction site injuries in the U.S. look bleak. While construction workers account for just 6% of the country’s workforce, this field accounts for 20% of worker deaths. In 2020, over 1,000 construction workers lost their lives while on the job. Each year, around 10 out of every 100,000 construction workers are involved in fatal injuries. Falls, incidentally, make up for 34% of all construction-related deaths.
What Can You Do?
The state of New York has special laws to safeguard the interests of construction workers. While you may choose to file for workers’ compensation, know that you might also be able to file a claim against a property owner or a contractor depending on the specifics of your case. Since workers’ compensation may not be enough to cover your expenses, filing a second claim might be in your best interest.
Why Choose Us?
We have highly experienced attorneys who specialize in handling all types of cases that involve workplace injuries, especially ones that take place at construction sites. We have in-depth knowledge of all applicable state and federal regulations that surround claims arising because of construction site injuries, and we can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.