Many construction accidents in New York leave workers temporarily or permanently disabled, seriously impacting their health, well-being, and livelihoods. Injured construction workers need legal help in order to get their lost wages and medical expenses paid by the responsible parties; many are also entitled to monetary compensation for their pain and suffering, as well as other damages. Hiring experienced New York construction accident attorneys is the first step for workers seeking to be fairly compensated in order to get their lives back on track.
Construction Accident Liability
One of the first questions following a construction accident is who is at fault. This is called liability, and is an important aspect in any construction accident lawsuit. While liability is not a factor in filing for workers compensation, it is essential for workers looking to recover additional compensation for damages.
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Construction Site Workplace Injuries
Injuries on Construction Sites
Construction is an dangerous industry. Unsafe working conditions coupled with inadequate safety measures can lead to a host of serious construction accident injuries, including fractures, internal organ damages, traumatic brain injury, and even death.
Types of Construction Accidents
Whiles falls are the leading cause of construction accident fatalities, all types of construction accidents can result in catastrophic injury or death if proper precautions are not taken by all parties involved.
Workplace Accident Causes
While the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) provides safety standards to protect construction workers, if a contractor, subcontractor, or developer fails to follow them, this negligence often causes construction accidents.