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How to Prove Negligence in a Construction Accident Case

February 16, 2024 in

Construction sites are a flurry of activity, and accidents can and do occur within all that hustle and bustle. More than 1,000 construction workers die on the job each year, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and even more are injured. When workers are injured on the job, they and their families may need recourse. 

Below, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo discuss what to do if you are dealing with the aftermath of a construction accident.

What is Negligence in a Construction Accident Case?

Negligence in a construction accident case refers to a failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to another individual. This often involves breaches of duty, where employers or site managers fail to uphold their responsibility of providing a safe working environment leading to injured construction workers.

Typically,  proving negligence requires establishing a direct link between the breach of duty and the resulting injuries. This can often be established by:

  • Showcasing instances where safety guidelines were ignored
  • Proving that essential equipment was lacking
  • Highlighting hazardous conditions that were left unaddressed on the site

Common Construction Accident Injuries

Eleven workers tragically lost their lives in construction site accidents in New York City in 2022, according to the 2022 New York City Construction Safety Report. Of these fatalities, nine were the result of falls, which remain the number one danger that construction workers face on work sites. 

However, fatalities and falls aren’t the only injuries that make working in the construction industry hazardous. Construction workers are also commonly injured by truck or equipment accidents, failed harnesses or safety equipment, scaffold collapses, or other struck-by injuries.

Why You Need a New York Construction Accident Attorney

The increase in citywide construction activity also increases the potential for construction-related incidents.  The report also shows that injuries on job sites have risen in recent years, with more than 100 additional accidents, injuries, or fatalities in 2022 compared to 2021.

Following a construction accident, seeking justice hinges on proving negligence and holding those responsible accountable, but navigating the complexities of the law can be difficult alone. A proficient construction accident lawyer in NYC or a reputable New York construction accident attorney possesses the knowledge and resources to conduct a thorough investigation, negotiate with insurance entities, and advocate for just compensation following a construction accident. 

With the guidance and support of our reputable New York construction accident attorneys, you or your family members can come closer to securing the compensation needed to cover medical expensesmedical bills, lost wages, and other expenses beyond workers’ compensation benefits.

If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, don’t hesitate to seek the guidance of our trusted construction accident lawyers in NYC. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Contact an Experienced NYC Construction Accident Lawyer at SPBMCC Today

Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. is a reputable, full-service personal injury law firm specializing in various areas, including medical malpractice. Our dedicated litigation support teams are committed to vigorously representing clients in 9/11-related illnesses, personal injury cases, car accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and firefighter law across New York City, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk counties, and New Jersey. Contact us today to learn more about our firm or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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