Construction sites are inherently dangerous places, and all too often, workers are injured or even killed when construction-related accidents occur. Faulty machinery, failure to take certain safety precautions, and lack of safety gear are all circumstances that can lead to dangerous construction site accidents. When these accidents do occur, however, injured workers and their families do have recourse.
While not all accidents can be avoided, some injuries are preventable. There are a number of simple steps that our NYC personal injury attorneys recommend following in order to avoid construction accidents. Check out our top tips below.
Even at the “safest” and most closely monitored construction sites, accidents can happen. Situations can change in an instant, and it is often the actions of others that can lead to an unexpected accident and subsequently, an injury.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than 6.5 million people in the United States work at construction sites every day. The injury and fatality rate for workers on construction sites is higher than for the average work site. That makes safety tips and proper habits all the more important to follow.
Potential hazards for construction workers include falls, scaffolding collapses, trench collapses, electric shock, repetitive motion injuries, and failure to use safety gear as recommended and / or required. By being aware of these potential hazards and always using safety gear and precautions, you can minimize the chance of a serious injury or fatality while working on a construction site.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident or any other type of incident, we are here to help. There are a number of different benefits that may be available to compensate workers and their families. However, some of these claims may be time-sensitive and require immediate action.
Please contact our office to schedule a free consultation today!
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
Construction Accident. Union sheet metal worker who fell from ladder.
Construction Accident. Union worker fell from suspension scaffold sustaining injury to back.