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Do You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

by Everspark Interactive Law Firm SEO

Construction is the most dangerous job one can have. The construction site workers are prone to many serious hazards such as heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, and a threatening work environment. Several laws and rules are imposed by the state and the federal government to ensure the safety of the workers against these deadly situations. But some employers do not abide by them to help save time and cut costs that often result in consequential injuries to the workers.

These circumstances and lawless procedures expose people to risks and dangers. We, at The Weinstein Law Group, have the best construction accident lawyers that you need at your side to fight for your rights. 

Common Causes of Construction Site Accidents

The common causes of Construction Site Accidents in New York are:

1.      Falls and Slips

The common onsite injuries are falls and slips. Most work that workers do occur at great heights by using cranes, scaffolding, ladders, bridges, roofs, and more. Insufficient safety gears, errors in crane operation, and several forms of carelessness can lead to harmful falls.

2.      Falling Materials

With several types of equipment and gears moving here and there, workers face an increased risk of an object falling and hitting them. These hits can cause brain injuries and more. 

3.      Poorly Maintained or Faulty Equipment

Heavy machinery needs the operators to be extra careful, especially in areas where workers are working. Deficit measures and inadequate safety procedures expose people to death or injuries. 

4.      Explosion or Fire

There are a lot of combustive and explosive materials present on the construction site, such as leaking pipes, exposed wiring, chemical storage, etc. Some properties may have real explosives present on site. 

5.      Structural Fall In

Workers digging tunnels and trenches face the threat of structural collapse. New construction sites may have weaknesses in the structure that could fall due to extreme weather. Also, demolition projects expose workers to situations where crumbling of the building is unavoidable.

6.      Excessive Exertion

Workers often get exhausted due to their nature of the work. They might have to redo the same task again and again. They must work in extreme weather, and all these conditions can put them at risk. 

7.      Respiratory Diseases

Construction sites have dirt and dust everywhere. There are chemicals, fumes, and other hazardous substances that can result in minor infections and fatal diseases. 

Why Do You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

Construction work can be demanding and dangerous. It requires the worker to operate dangerous equipment, hazardous environment, and heavy machinery. They need to climb to great heights to get their job done. Construction accidents can occur even if the worker takes all the precautionary measures and suffers serious injuries. Unsafe circumstances and insufficient safety measures that can cause an injury at the work site may give right to the injured worker to get compensation from the company. A New York Construction Accident Attorney can make sure that all your legal rights are protected. 

An injury, even a non-serious one, can pose financial stress on the injured worker and their families. In case of serious injuries, the workers might not be able to ever return to work. Some devastating injuries can make you face a lifetime of surgeries, therapies, rehabilitation, and treatment that can amount to six and even seven-figure sums. 

An experienced and professional construction accident lawyer will help you and fight for your compensation rights for:

·         Hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and medical bills of the treatment. 

·         Lost wages and lost earning capacity. 

·         The emotional distress that you suffered because of the injury. 

·         Pain and suffering. 

 

 

 


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