With more projects comes more risk, and many workers may be injured on a construction site during the summer months. Being injured on the job can make the difference between enjoying the summer with your family and spending it recovering and worrying about your bills piling up while you’re out of work. Filing a construction accident lawsuit may be the answer to helping your family so you can focus on recovering.
Seeing the New York City skyline filled with construction cranes is a sign our city is continuing to boom, but anyone who’s worked in construction knows this is a risky business. If you’ve been injured on the job and are thinking of filing a construction accident lawsuit, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the largest number of work-related fatalities in New York City in 2015 was in private construction. There were 24 fatalities from falls and 10 from contact with objects and equipment. In fact, the construction industry in New York City had 34 percent of workplace fatalities in 2015.
On construction sites, workers are most often injured by falls, being struck by an object, being electrocuted or getting caught in-between equipment or objects. Earlier this year, a construction worker fell to his death in Times Square due to negligence of the contractor managing the job. You can read more about this incident in the NY Daily News.
If you’ve suffered a construction-related injury, seek medical help as soon as possible. Having a doctor evaluate your injuries is critical not only to your health and recovery, but also to any construction accident lawsuit you may file. A doctor will be able to do a full evaluation of your external and internal injuries and give you information on your recovery time as well as any surgeries, physical therapy or medications you may need. In addition to seeking medical help, documenting as much information as possible about the accident is crucial in any construction accident lawsuit.
As soon as you’re able to, write down (or have a friend or family member record) the date, time and location of the accident as well as any witnesses to the incident. This information will help you when you file a construction accident lawsuit and will give your lawyer many of the necessary details he’ll need to build a case. Writing down this information will also help you begin to make sense of what happened. Protecting yourself and your family by filing a construction accident lawsuit is critical, especially as construction accident deaths are increasing.
With over 75 years of collective experience, the lawyers at Greenberg & Stein can give you the help you need and get you the financial compensation you deserve. Our construction accident lawsuit team will help you pursue money for medical bills, damages and various other expenses you may have incurred. If you or someone you love was injured in an onsite construction accident, you are legally entitled to open a personal injury claim. Greenberg & Stein offers a free, no-obligation case evaluation, so why not call today?
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