Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. Construction Accidents

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What are Common Construction Injuries?

According to the National Safety Council, roughly 4,414 preventable work deaths occurred in 2017. Additionally, work deaths increased .5% between 2016 and 2017 which was much less of an increase than the previous years before. Regardless of mere statistics, workplace fatalities are traumatic for all companies and employees involved. Some of these injuries are the result of pure accident, but others can involve serious negligence when safety protocols are not implemented or followed.

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What are Common Construction Injuries?

Because of the inherently dangerous nature of almost all construction sites, construction accidents continue to occur on a daily basis, despite numerous state and federal safety laws and regulations that have been enacted to protect construction workers.

The top three most common construction injuries are as follows: NSC Work Injury Chart

Construction companies, contractors, and developers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment, and ensure that all employees are given adequate safety training and that safety protocol is followed at all times. If a construction worker is injured or wrongfully killed while on the job, the construction company, contractor, and/or developer can be held liable for damages by an experienced personal injury attorney.

How to Stay Safe While Working in Manhattan

With all the construction that's constantly underway in New York City, it's no secret that accidents do happen. An increase in construction projects also means that the accident rate can easily increase as well. While nobody wants to decrease the amount of available work, there are certain things that can be done to ensure the safety of construction workers is always improving.

Following is a list of ways to stay safe while working on the job:

  1. Always take time to put eyes on the project and workplace.
  2. Use personal protection equipment that is beneficial for each season
  3. Don't work in a messy workplace, because that can lead to more accidents
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How Do I File a Construction Accident Lawsuit?

If you have been injured in a construction accident in Manhattan, you are urged to take legal action right away. Constructions workers who are injured in accidents caused by another person’s negligent conduct are legally entitled to be compensated. However, you only have three years to file a personal injury claim for your injuries.

You must be able to prove the following elements of negligence for a successful construction accident claim:

  • There was a duty of care owed to the injured worker
  • The duty of care was breached due to negligence
  • The negligence of this breach is the direct cause for injuries sustained

If you believe that you are suffering a work injury due to the negligence of your employer or a third party, contact Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. for more information regarding how to receive compensation.

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Construction Accidents & Injury FAQ

What are common causes of construction injuries in New York?

Construction injuries can result from falls, falling objects, machinery accidents, electrical incidents, scaffolding collapses, and other hazards present at construction sites.

What steps should I take if I'm injured at a construction site in New York?

Seek immediate medical attention, report the injury to your supervisor, gather information about the incident, and consult with a construction injury attorney to understand your rights.

Can I file a lawsuit for a construction injury in New York?

Yes, if your injury resulted from someone else's negligence or a safety violation, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Consult with an attorney to evaluate the viability of your case.

What compensation can I seek for a construction injury?

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other related damages. The specific damages depend on the circumstances of the case.

Is there a time limit for filing a construction injury lawsuit in New York?

Yes, New York has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including construction injuries. Generally, you have three years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.

Can I file a lawsuit against my employer for a construction injury?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer directly due to workers' compensation laws. However, if a third party, such as a subcontractor or equipment manufacturer, contributed to the injury, you may have a separate lawsuit against them.

How do I prove liability in a construction injury case?

Liability may be established by demonstrating that a party's negligence or safety violation led to the injury. Evidence such as witness statements, safety records, and expert testimony can be crucial.

What if I am an undocumented worker? Do I still have rights?

Undocumented workers in New York have the same rights as documented workers when it comes to workers' compensation and personal injury claims. Your immigration status should not prevent you from seeking legal recourse.

Can I be fired for filing a construction injury claim?

New York law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who file workers' compensation claims or pursue legal action for workplace injuries. If you face retaliation, you may have additional legal remedies.

How can a construction injury attorney help me?

A construction injury attorney can assess the specifics of your case, navigate complex workers' compensation processes, investigate the incident, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your interests in court if necessary.
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