Common Construction Site Injuries
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in America, with over 20% of all worker fatalities occurring on a construction site. Because of New York workers’ compensation laws, you have the right to receive payment if you were injured on the job.
While you don’t need to prove that someone was at fault for a workers’ compensation claim, it can often be difficult to navigate the process alone. Here at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., it’s our mission to help injured workers seek fair recovery after a dangerous construction site accident. We’ll stand by your side and negotiate on your behalf after serious injuries.
Causes and Consequences: Construction Site Accidents
Many of the injuries sustained on construction sites are caused by some form of negligence, whether that means a boss who wasn’t paying attention, an untrained coworker, or a defective piece of equipment. From welding accidents to falls from high scaffolding, however, New York’s “no-fault” laws mean you do not need to actually prove fault in order to get your workers’ compensation – provided that you were actually on the clock at the time of the accident.
OSHA categorizes the four most common accident types as the “Fatal Four,” because they are so likely to lead to worker fatality. Including falls, electrocutions, “struck by object” and “caught in/between” accidents, the Fatal Four cause more than 59% of all construction site deaths, and countless more injuries.
Here are some of the most common injuries seen in construction site accidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Limb loss and amputation
- Crushed internal organs
- Explosion and fire injuries
- Chemical exposure injuries
- Lacerations and gashes
Dedicated Representation for Your Workers’ Comp Claim
Even with no-fault laws, your employer may attempt to prevent you from receiving fair compensation, as they can be reluctant to raise their insurance premiums. Additionally, it can be overwhelming to handle all the forms and motions required for workers’ comp when you’ve been hospitalized for a serious injury.
That’s where our attorneys at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. come in. With decades of combined experience, millions of dollars won for our clients, and a passion for justice, we’ll treat your claim as if it were our only one, and raise your chances of a recovery.
Call (646) 681-7055 today for more information about our NYC legal services.