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Not Even Half Way Through the Year, And Already 7 Construction-Related Deaths In New York

It is a well known fact that the construction field is dangerous. Workers face serious risks of getting into devastating accidents and even dying while on the job. The New York construction field is no exception. In fact, such dangers have increasingly reduced the attraction for many New Yorkers to enter the construction field.Construction accident

According to the New York Department of Labor, although the construction industry is rapidly expanding in the state, the number of workers is just as rapidly decreasing. Simply not enough workers are entering the field to replace the ones leaving. According to most analysts, the associated risks and dangers of fatal accidents have played a big role.

The Fatal Start of 2015 For the Construction Industry

We are less than halfway into 2015 and New York has already lost 7 construction workers in fatal accidents. This number is almost the same as the construction related deaths that were reported in all of 2014. Although the state’s legislators are constantly making an effort to improve construction site safety, these grim statistics are getting worse every year. The bottom line is that the efforts to improve construction safety are simply not enough.

What To Do After a Construction Site Accident

New York City’s Department of Buildings reports that construction-related deaths have nearly doubled since 2013. If you are employed in the industry, it is important to be very aware of the hazards construction sites present. With the greater likelihood of getting into such catastrophic accidents and the chaotic time following a construction accident, it is important that you know what to do to protect your legal rights and your health.

Below are five important steps to take after getting injured in a construction site accident:

  1. Call 911. In any type of emergency, especially serious construction site accidents, the first step to take is to call 911 and get proper medical attention.
  2. Report the accident. Reporting an accident is another important step. There are two main parties that you should report a construction site accident to: OSHA and Insurers. You are required to call OSHA if the accident involved the hospitalization of three or more workers or there was a death. The call must be made within 8 hours after the death or hospitalization. It is also important to promptly notify any insurance carrier that may provide coverage for your claim.
  3. Secure evidence. Failing to secure evidence can impact your ability to recover compensation.
  4. Investigate the details. It is important to determine who is responsible for the accident. Often times, more than one party may be responsible.
  5. Call an attorney. With an experienced attorney on your side, you can be more confident that you will obtain the full compensation that you deserve.

Call Us

If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced New York construction accident attorney, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 800-529-9997.

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