When you leave to go to work each day, the last thing you expect is to be seriously injured on the job site. However, a significantly large number of accidents occur on construction sites across the country each year, and New York is no exception. Some of the risks associated with construction sites, making them more dangerous than the average workplace, are the potential for falls from heights, scaffolding falls, electric shock from faulty power tools or exposed electrical wiring, lack of proper protective equipment and even repetitive strain injuries.
When you or a loved one sustains injuries in a construction site accident, it can have a long-term impact on your life. In the most severe of cases, the accident can even result in death. There are many rules and regulations governing construction sites to protect the construction worker. However, mistakes can happen when these rules are not followed to the letter, resulting in these accidents.
Facing danger is a regular part of a construction job due to the nature of the work environment. However, nobody expects to be seriously injured or even killed due to the negligence of those responsible for the safety of the site. You can be faced with excruciating pain and lengthy recovery and complications, not to mention the financial impact of not being able to work.
For you to focus on recovery, or to heal from the loss of a loved one due to construction accidents, you may want to obtain the expert advice and experience of an attorney who will fight on behalf of the injured construction worker and their family for the very maximum compensation possible.