Construction sites are some of the most dangerous theaters for work. While some risk is expected, some injuries, such as being crushed or having a limb severed, are severe and debilitating and should not be the price of working in the industry. If the victim is fortunate to survive, he or she still faces life-altering injuries and a long road to recovery. Jobsites contain heavy materials, heavy machinery, and construction vehicles. The risk for limbs being severed and crushing injuries are high. Though safety regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration exist, companies do not always abide by them, which puts employees in unnecessary jeopardy.
You may be able to receive a compensatory settlement if you a loved one experienced amputation, debilitating fractures, of even death due to a jobsite accident. A qualified law firm, such as Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo (SPBMC) can fight for your right to recover. Contact us for a free consultation.
SPBMC is one of the premiere personal injury firms in New York. Our personal injury attorneys represent clients in New York and New Jersey (as well as clients from around the world) for decades. They even serve as lead counsel for rescue workers from 9/11 and their families. Additionally, the attorneys are general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.
Employees on jobsites face many risks because of the heavy and sharp equipment and machinery with which they work. Often times, employers neglect or ignore safety regulations. If the contractor or employer knows of OSHA safety regulations but fails to post them or repair violations in a timely manner, he or she is likely liable for the injuries caused during that time.
What are some common examples of jobsite amputation injuries and their causes?
Amputations or crushed limbs are some of the most difficult injuries a person can face. If you are in this situation, you face loss of work while dealing with a difficult recovery, which is stressful and overwhelming. That is why you should seek legal help. A compensatory settlement cannot bring back everything you have lost, but it can recoup medical expenses and provide some compensation for pain and suffering. Contact SPBMC for a free consultation today.