Types of New York Construction Accidents

New York construction workers must deal with numerous workplace hazards and are constantly at risk for serious accidents on the job due to the nature of their work. Throughout the state of New York, construction accidents are common and often result in serious injuries. In some cases, construction accidents can result in death for workers. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 1,178 construction fatalities were reported in 2007.

Some of the more common types of New York construction accidents are listed below:

Many construction site accidents can be avoided if the proper safety procedures are followed by construction contractors, developers, subcontractors, and others working on a job site. Employers have a responsibility to keep construction sites safe for workers. In addition to implementing and overseeing safety procedures, employers should also ensure that equipment is readily available and properly maintained, protective gear is worn by workers and safety training is provided. Failure to perform these duties may give the victims grounds for a construction accident lawsuit.

If you or a loved one have been involved in any of the accidents listed above, or have suffered any injury on a New York construction site, contact our New York construction accident law firm today for a FREE consultation. We will fight for your rights and hold the negligent parties accountable. Fill out our FREE case evaluation form and see if you can pursue compensation for your medical bills, time away from work, and other damages. Serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and all of NYC and New York State.