It’s no secret that the construction field is dangerous for its workers. A construction site can be an extremely hazardous place to work. When accidents happen they can have a devastating effect on the victim and his or her entire family. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 1 in 10 construction site workers are injured each year in serious accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures this statistic to account to approximately 150,000 construction site accident injuries each year.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a construction site accident, it is in your best interest to hire an aggressive law firm to help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve. The New York Construction Accident Lawyer at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience, knowledge and resources to help you obtain the damages that you are entitled to for the injuries that you have suffered at a worksite accident. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, in fighting for the rights of our clients who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other parties.
Construction sites are complex. There are falling objects, moving hazards, huge machines, scaffolds and ladders to negotiate. Even when the construction worker is completely aware of their surroundings and those responsible for the worker’s safety have put all of the safety measures in place, accidents happen.
When accidents happen, the results are often catastrophic. Some common injuries suffered by construction accident victims include:
Regardless of what type of injury you suffered in a construction accident, the construction accident law firm of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. will work hard to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. We will help you get compensation for your past and future medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and any other out of pocket expenses you incurred as a result of your accident.
Construction workers must deal with numerous workplace hazards and are constantly at risk for getting injured in a serious accident while on the job. Unfortunately, construction accidents have become common in the state of New York. The increased number of accidents may be the result of the building boom, as apparent by the many cranes hovering over New York’s skyline.
Many of these construction site accidents can be prevented if contractors, building site owners, and others working on the job site follow proper safety procedures. Employers have a duty to keep construction sites safe for their workers. They need to keep construction sites safe, implement and oversee safety procedures, and ensure that the equipment they provide their workers are properly maintained. Employers also have a responsibility to provide their employees with safety and protective gear. Failure to perform any of these duties can provide victims of accidents with grounds for a construction accident lawsuit.
Fortunately, construction site accidents can be prevented or significantly reduced. Both workers and construction companies can take a number of safety measures to minimize risk and reduce the odds of a construction accident.
Below is a list of important safety measures that should be followed to help reduce the risk of construction site accidents or avoid them altogether:
Accidents can and do happen at even at the most closely monitored construction sites. Unfortunately, situations can change in a split second, and it is often the action of others (mostly the employer) that can lead to an unexpected construction site accident. According to OSHA , more than 6.5 million people are injured in construction site accidents every day in the United States. As such, any safety tip that the worker can get is worthwhile to know and to use.
Our New York construction accident lawyers have recovered successful verdicts and settlements for individuals who have been injured in New York and New Jersey construction site accidents. One such verdict includes a $7.5 million settlement on behalf of the eight surviving children of a 38 year old construction worker. During the course of his employment, the construction worker was caused to fall off a Bobcat machine, rendering him a quadriplegic. Subsequently, the construction worker died as a result of complications from his injuries.
Although monetary compensation will not undo the harm, it will help provide the victim and their loved ones with justice and financial compensation to continue their livelihood and get the medical treatment and care that they need.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a construction site accident, you need knowledgeable and experienced attorneys on your side. The construction accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have been winning cases involved people in these types of cases for over 30 years.
In order to ensure the best possible resolution of your case, it is important to schedule a consultation with a New York City construction accident lawyer at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. by calling (212) 385-4410. Our consults are free. We look forward to hear your story, answer your questions and lay out all of your available options.
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