New York construction workers are in constant danger of serious injury accidents. A construction site can be inherently dangerous and risky with the prevalent use of heavy equipment as well as workers performing various tasks at high elevations. It is important that New York construction companies pay close attention to federal and state safety standards. By maintaining a safe workplace, employers can minimize injuries and fatalities, which could potentially happen at construction sites.
There are a number of different types of accidents that are likely to occur at any construction site. When a scaffolding is improperly secured or defective it may collapse and cause serious injuries. When a crane is improperly loaded or operated it may crash into a worker or drop a heavy load onto victims below. When electrical wires become exposed or wet there is the potential for electrocution. These are just some examples of incidents that typically contribute to serious injuries or death at a construction site.
Common injuries suffered in New York construction accidents include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lacerations, loss of limb or body parts that could lead to amputation, and broken bones. Every injured construction worker should seek medical attention right away. Some injuries, such as a head or neck injury, may get progressively worse over time if they are not properly diagnosed and treated.
It is common for injured workers to shy away from seeking help for fear of losing their job or upsetting their employer. In some cases, we have seen that workers are afraid because they are undocumented. They fear for their family’s safety and well-being. In such cases, knowledge is power. It is important to know that if you have been injured on the job in New York City, you have the right to workers compensation benefits.
The New York personal injury law firm of Kenneth A. Wilhelm was able to recover $3,375,576 for an undocumented person for injuries he suffered while working at a construction site in New York. The man fell from a height along with a 1,000-pound steel joist, which landed on his leg causing him to require surgery. The jury initially awarded $1,226,000. We successfully appealed that verdict and obtained $3,250,000 for the injured victim, plus an additional $125,576 for his wife.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help obtain just compensation for all your injuries, damages and losses. Call us today at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) for a free, comprehensive and completely confidential consultation. We can also help you with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
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1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800-LAS-LEYES
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