Construction workers commonly work from heights that most people would find unnerving. Unfortunately, there are many instances where they work from heights without adequate safety measures, which places workers at a great risk for falling and suffering serious personal injuries.
An injury resulting from a fall at a construction site can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one were injured because of a fall, it is important to immediately contact a New York construction injury attorney as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Unstable surfaces, debris, safety violations and other hazards are all causes of construction site falls. But regardless of what caused the fall, a fall almost always results in a serious injury, and can usually be shown to be the fault of the owner or general contractor. These serious injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, hematomas, and contusions
- Compression fractures
- Severe lacerations
- Loss of limbs due to an amputation
- Torn ligaments
- Joint dislocations
- Wrongful death
Constructions workers who suffer any type of injury as a result of a fall may be entitled to compensation. With the help of a New York construction injury attorney, they will get the maximum compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered.
Safety Measures Can Prevent Falls
In many situations, construction sites do not have the necessary safety measures mandated by law to prevent falls and other accidents. Guardrails, safety harnesses and safety ropes are among many of the safety devices that should be used to protect workers.
The lack of such safety features is perhaps one of the most prevalent causes of falls from heights at construction sites.
Contact a New York Construction Injury Attorney
If you or a loved was injured as a result of falling at a construction site, you should contact Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at (800) 529-9997 to discuss your case with a New York construction injury attorneys and protect your legal rights.