Common construction accident injuries include broken bones, deep cuts and bruises, electrical injuries, and even death. Our New York construction accident lawyers will make sure you are properly compensated. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Construction Accident Injuries | Examples
Investigative reporter Jim Hoffer of 7 On Your Side discovered in the summer of 2018, just how easy it is to cheat on the examinations that qualify you for an OSHA certification. There are specialized safety training courses that are required to be OSHA certified, but Hoffer found out that that can easily be bypassed. He had someone certify him on his behalf when he has never taken any specialized safety training. No one is monitoring these websites where you can take the test for certification. This is a huge issue in New York City. Construction sites are everywhere and side-stepping these vital requirements for workers is both a threat to them, and to passersby on the street. This can also result in the deaths of workers who otherwise might never have been put in a dangerous situation if everyone on a construction site was properly trained.
The types of injuries that construction workers often suffer include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Concussions and traumatic head injuries
- Injuries from being crushed
- Falling injuries
- Electrical or chemical injuries
The injuries from a construction accident claim are not limited to that list. If you have been seriously injured in any way due to an accident on your site, you may be entitled to compensation and you should contact an experienced New York construction accident attorney right away.
Common Construction Accident Injuries | Hire an Attorney
If you want your lawsuit to be a successful one, the best tool you can have is an experienced construction accident attorney. You are probably in a lot of pain and whether or not you can return to work may be up in the air. The workers’ compensation insurers have the right to have their doctor examine you to see if you really need compensation, and having an attorney will make this process a lot less stressful.
Having to prove that you were hurt is a taxing demand and while you are injured, it may seem out of your range of abilities. Your attorney’s job is to take care of all of this for you. They will go out and document the construction site and get witness accounts of the event. You can focus on your recovery while your attorney does all the heavy lifting.
You want an attorney right away so that they can preserve evidence. The construction is not going to be put on hold just because you got hurt, so having an official pair of eyes go out and document everything can mean all the difference in your lawsuit.
If you want a dedicated and experienced New York construction accident attorney, please call our office today to get a free consultation with Brain Elbaum. You will be in competent hands.