Of the 937 deaths, fatal falls to a lower level accounted for 40%. Being struck by machinery and other construction materials accounted for 54 deaths. Other common causes of injury included scaffolding accidents, machinery accidents, and excavation accidents. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration even has a term for the most common construction accidents, calling them the “Fatal Four.” These include:
Although many construction hazards can lead to injury, that doesn’t mean that it’s something you’ve signed up for. Your employer is still responsible for your safety. If you have been injured in a construction accident, New York Labor Law enables you to to seek compensation for your injuries so contact our construction accident attorney for help.
There is actually a state-regulated system for injured workers called workers’ compensation. Employers who carry workers’ compensation insurance must provide compensation for an injured employee. This means benefits in the form of partial wage replacement, rehabilitation, medical coverage, and more. Typically, workers’ compensation allows for the injured employee to receive weekly payments. The amount of these payments are based off of the employee’s weekly wages. The payments from workers’ compensation are intended to cover temporary or permanent partial disability, temporary or permanent total disability, and the loss of function.
You also have the option of suing if you were injured in a construction accident. The person you sue could be your employer, another employee, or even the manufacturer of a faulty tool that played a role. No matter the situation, it is imperative that a full investigation is made regarding your accident. This should be done by a professional construction accident attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer from Greenberg & Stein, P.C., can help ensure that no details of your case are overlooked, and that you have an advocate in the legal process.
The first thing to do if you’ve been injured on the job is seek medical help. Even if you don’t think you need it, it is extremely important to have your injuries looked at and recorded. Proof of your injury is something that is essential in filing any claims or seeking compensation.
If you haven’t recorded all of the details about your accident, now is the time to do so. It is vital that you document all of the important details like date/time of the accident, witnesses, location of the accident, and more.
In order to seek workers’ compensation or to file a claim, you may want the help of a construction accident attorney. At Greenberg & Stein, P.C., our team of lawyers are dedicated to helping construction workers obtain any and all compensation they deserve. This means medical bills, missed work pay and more. You shouldn’t lose money for an injury that has caused you enough physical and emotional stress as it is.
At Greenberg & Stein, P.C., we believe in making our award-winning legal representation affordable to everyone who needs it. That’s why we offer reasonable rates that take into consideration the financial situations of each client. In addition, your first consultation with an attorney at our firm is provided completely free of charge. We won’t stop until you get justice.
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