An injury on the job or at a worksite caused by someone else’s negligence can be overwhelming and stressful. While we expect that the places we work are safe, that’s not always the case. Construction sites, in particular, are inherently hazardous work environments. In New York City, these sites are seemingly everywhere and they can create very dangerous conditions for both workers and pedestrians alike. The Case Handler team understands how serious these types of injuries can be, and we represent both workers and passersby in injury claims, seeking the damages you deserve.
Experienced Lawyers Assist With Workers’ Compensation Claims
The increase in construction zones in the city has led to record numbers of construction injuries and accidents over the past few years. There are various incidents that can injure workers on construction sites, including:
- Scaffolding accidents — Because scaffoldings are temporary structures, they are prone to collapse, injuring workers on or near them. Workers can also fall from scaffolds, suffering traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, herniated discs, or even more serious injuries or death. New York’s Scaffolding Law affords workers added protections, but if a contractor or construction company fails to follow the law and violates safety standards, and you’re injured as a result, we can help.
- Crane accidents — There are several ways that workers can be injured in crane accidents, including falls caused by high winds or crane collapses, or contact with power lines. Cranes are hazardous equipment, so managers of construction sites should be well-informed of their dangers. In the event that a site manager is negligent in enforcing safety rules on a site, resulting in a crane accident that injures you, we can seek to hold the manager/employer liable.
- Falling objects — Some of the most common injuries suffered by construction workers result from being struck by a falling object. Even small objects like debris or nails could pose serious threats to workers below, resulting in brain, face, head, and neck injuries as well as death. It is up to employers to ensure that safety regulations are followed to prevent these types of injuries from occurring.
If you or someone you love has been injured while working on a construction site, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits for an injury suffered in the course of your employment. A personal injury attorney can help you seek payments that fully account for the harm you’ve suffered.
Contact an experienced New York City firm for a free consultation
Whether you are a worker or a pedestrian, if you have been injured at a construction site or in a zone where construction work is taking place, you need skilled personal injury representation. The Case Handler team in New York can help with your claim. Please call 212-608-3734 or contact us online for a free initial consultation at our New York City or Peekskill office.