NYC Attorneys Litigate Construction Site Accidents
Experienced personal injury lawyers represent injured workers and bystanders
Construction sites are inherently dangerous areas. From accidents involving heavy machinery to life-threatening falls, bystanders and workers alike remain at serious risk. If you are an unsuspecting passerby injured by a construction mishap, you may file a liability lawsuit against the company or person at fault. If you are a construction worker hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, including fully paid medical bills and partial wage reimbursement. But if your company violated New York’s scaffold law or other work safety statutes, you have the right to sue for additional compensation, including pain and suffering. To enforce your rights after a New York City construction accident, trust the personal injury lawyers at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we fight to deliver the maximum recovery possible.
Rise in accidents and deaths at work sites in New York City
While the construction boom in New York City is good news for the local economy, the spike in accidental injuries and deaths is terrible news for construction workers. According to data from the city’s Department of Buildings, construction-related injuries rose by 34 percent from 211 in 2014 to 283 in 2015. Serious injuries have also been climbing for years: from 128 in 2011 to 187 in 2012. And fatalities at construction sites nearly doubled, from six to 11, from 2014 to 2015. In the four years prior, the average number of deaths per year was five. The notion that injuries and fatalities must rise as construction rises is unacceptable. When code violations lead to worker injuries and wrongful death, our firm fights to hold the wrongdoers accountable.
Common causes of construction site accidents and injuries
The common causes of construction site accidents include:
- Crane collapses
- Defective machinery
- Defective or unsafe tools
- Electric shock
- Falling objects
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
- Falls from roofs
- Fires and explosions
- Heavy machinery negligence
- Site excavation and trench collapses
- Violations of OSHA regulations
New York construction site injuries can include burns, vision loss, fractured limbs, loss of limbs, back and spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. If you have suffered these or other serious injuries at a construction site, you deserve strong representation from a personal injury firm that fights for your full recovery.
Contact Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson for your construction accident case
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a construction accident, schedule a free consultation with an experienced construction accident attorney at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson. Call 855.539.9189 or contact us online. Our New York City construction accident lawyers protect the rights of injured workers.