New York Construction Accident Lawyers
In the city that never sleeps, New York City construction is always booming. Whether it’s some infrastructure improvements, new affordable housing or the latest skyscraper to leave its mark on the Manhattan skyline, construction workers are everywhere doing day-to-day jobs that are often times dangerous, hazardous and potentially deadly. Construction related accidents are on the rise and workers must fight to remain safe on the job to prevent workplace injuries from occurring. For some of us no matter how proactive we are, accidents sometime still occur even when you are doing all the right things. The employer will not always protect their workers with a safe and secure work environment.
New York Construction lawyers protect the workers of this city that give their blood, sweat and tears to deliver on the promise to provide first-class construction and services for this city. When an accident occurs you need someone to stand up for your rights and protect your job, family, and overall livelihood. Personal injury lawyers are called in when the worker is forced to sue their employer for lost wages, workers compensation benefits or for flat-out negligence on the work site. The reasons can be many, but without the right legal team on your side, you could be left to bear the burden of mounting medical bills, unpaid mortgages, bills and personal debts.
The Awful Truth
The latest statistics provided by the United States Department of Labor tell an inconvenient truth for construction workers and construction-related accidents. Out of the 4,379 worker fatalities in the private industry during 2015, 21.4% were in construction-related fields. That simplifies to roughly one out of every five worker deaths in this country can be attributed to the construction industry. The leading cause of construction related injuries outside of highway collisions were what the United States Department of Labor calls, the “Fatal Four” injuries. These accidents that comprise of the “Fatal Four” include falls, struck by object, electrocution, and crushed an object. These “Fatal Four” account for more than half of those construction fatalities, 64.2 percent to be exact.
Call us, Let us Help
You have been fortunate enough to survive your construction accident but now you need the assistance and advice from attorneys you can trust your livelihood and future in because this is a critical time of action. The decisions you make now will stay with you for the rest of your life. You can still choose to get the help you deserve and get your life back on track. It’s not too late. Workers have rights, however they need a voice to help them exercise them. You are not alone in your fight because we’re here to help.
According to labor statistics, one in every ten construction workers will be injured on the job at some in their careers. Falls continue to be the leading cause of both construction site injuries and fatalities. New Yorkers work on high rise buildings throughout the five boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx. It’s a dangerous environment and as a result accidents continue to occur in this city as developers push deadlines to the brink in order to maximize profits and save on construction-related costs.
This put you, the dedicated hard worker at risk of greater injury. Not sure whether or not you are protected for your workplace injury? Feel lost and confused? Contact us and find out more. Our clients are always surprised at how much we can do to get them back on their feet, protect their jobs and get back to the life they were enjoying before the accident.
An Uncertain Future
In September 2017, two workers, one fatally, fell to their deaths while working at two separate Manhattan construction sites. The accidents happened just hours apart. The tragic news came on the heels of reports that workplace injuries in New York City are on the rise as New York City Department of Buildings inspections continue to decline across the city. Developers and building owners are putting their employees at risk of serious injury or even death due to an excessive onslaught of construction worksite negligence. New York City specifically has seen accidents involving either fatalities or injuries spike dramatically from 128 in 2011 to 435 in 2015, according to numbers provided by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health.
For non-unionized laborers, a workplace injury leaves you vulnerable without any protection or rights to contractual arbitration. Workers Compensation laws are tough to navigate often produced mind-numbing and frustrating results. That is unless you have an experienced legal team in you corner to walk with you hand-in-hand to get the compensation you deserve.
Call us. We will talk your injury over with you and develop the best course of legal action to yield the fastest and most positive rewards we can get for you and your family. Non-unionized laborers are at risk the most. According to the same report, 90 percent of the sites where workers were fatally injured had violated federal OSHA safety standards. More than 75 percent of worker fatalities happened at non-unionized labor sites. That’s an alarming statistic for those working construction in New York City.
You Deserve To Hold Them Accountable
If you have been injured, remember you don’t have to go through this alone. We are knowledgeable and experienced in handling New York construction-related accidents. We live here, work here and fight here for workers’ rights no matter how small or large the injury case is. We will get you all the compensation and security you deserve in life. We leave nothing on the table. We know your rights and we exercise them. You may have been knocked down, but we’re here to pick you up and get you back in the fight. Call us today!