An NYC construction worker suffered serious injuries after he fell from scaffolding at a church construction site in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 9th around 2 p.m. The worker was employed by 4M Construction to do brick work on the Trinity Grace Church located at 231 Ainslie Street in Williamsburg. He was on scaffolding when he fell two stories onto the sidewalk shed.
The worker, who seemed to have been critically injured and bleeding from the mouth, was removed from the roof of the sidewalk shed and rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. A neighbour who lives across the street from the church had complained to 311 about the work site and the unsafe conditions.
Construction accident fatalities have become a public health epidemic that is brought on by inadequate safety regulations. The lack of safety on construction sites happen because it pays for companies to run the risk of letting them happen.
More Accidents Continue To Prove the Need for Safer Construction Site Procedures
The number of construction site injuries and fatalities has predictably soared in NYC during the past few years. These shocking numbers prove that we need tougher licensing requirements for contractors, frequent safety inspections, and robust worker training. This may not get rid of all construction site accidents, but it will reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
When construction site accidents happen, it can seriously injure or kill both construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the consequences 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 allows 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 an experienced 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 for your rights and get you the full extent of the 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.