New York City has seen a dramatic construction growth in recent years. Unfortunately, this growth has also resulted in increased danger for construction workers. The construction industry is a hotbed for serious injuries and death – a reality that significantly impacts the workers’ lives.
The Grim Statistic of Danger on Construction Sites
Construction-related injuries increased by 62 percent. This was an increase from 324 in Fiscal Year 2015 to 526 in the following 12-month period, which lasted from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. The figure was included in the DeBlasio administration’s annual, charter-mandated report detailing performance statistics of every city agency.
Unfortunately, construction-related injuries and fatalities have steadily increased since 2013. This number is expected to continue increasing in the next five years, as construction continues to boom.
Common Construction Site Injuries
Construction site accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries and even death. These injuries often leave the victims unable to work for extended periods of time. As a result, this significantly impacts the victims’ livelihoods.
Some common injuries suffered in construction related accidents include:
- Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury
- Fractured, broken and crushed bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Loss of limbs and other body parts
Compensation for Construction Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Other out of pocket expenses
An experienced New York construction accident attorney can help you get the full damages that you deserve.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney Jeff S. Korek grew up in the construction industry and has first-hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this kind of work. Such experience enables us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire a New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight to get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.