Our city hasn’t seen a construction boom like the current one since 2008. This year, in fact, construction industry employment in New York City reached its highest level in more than 40 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 100,000 people in the five boroughs work in the construction industry. The rising employment levels have also meant an increase in on-the-job accidents and even deaths.
The NYC Department of Buildings reports that, as of the end of September in 2016, there were 444 accidents, 447 injuries and 7 fatalities in this industry. More than half of these accidents and injuries occurred in Manhattan followed by nearly 80 in Brooklyn and more than 50 in Queens. The most common types of construction-related injuries include the following:
You can read more about construction related accident reports from the NYC Department of Buildings.
If you or someone you know works in the construction industry, then you know how vital this work is for the continued growth and strength of this city. And you know construction workers are more than any one statistic about this industry. If you’ve been injured on the job, then there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your family, including reaching out to a construction accident lawyer.
First, you should immediately report the injury to your employer so you can fill out the proper paperwork. Next, contact a physician to determine the degree of your injuries, which will help you figure out the benefits you may be entitled to. See a physician even if there isn’t evidence of an injury; some don’t manifest right away. If proper evidence of the injury exists, then you will be eligible for workers’ compensation and the related benefits. Finally, contact the construction accident lawyer at Greenberg & Stein to help you through this process. We’ve worked on countless construction accident cases and won millions in successful settlements for our clients. We’re ready to help you, too.
To assist us in doing our best work on your behalf, gather the following documentation and data as soon as possible while the injury is fresh in your mind:
You can read more about what to do if you’re injured on the job and how to receive compensation for injuries sustained at the New York State’s Workers’ Compensation Board.
If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury, out construction accident lawyer at Greenberg & Stein will help you find justice and get compensation. We can help you file a workers’ compensation claim, appeal a denied claim and even file a personal injury claim against a third party. We even offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. The city needs you to be part of this construction boom, so contact us today.
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