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Why Hire an Attorney for a Construction Accident?

The construction industry can be dangerous because workers are exposed to hazards like unfinished structures and toxic exposure. In 2022 alone, there were 554 construction-related injuries and 11 fatalities in New York City. You may be entitled to compensation if you have sustained an injury on a construction site.

Below, the experienced construction accident attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas and Cannavo discuss the types of construction accidents in New York City, what type of compensation you may be entitled to, and the benefits of hiring a construction accident attorney

How Common Are Construction Accidents in NYC?

Workplace accidents are relatively common. There are about 340 million workplace accidents each year. In the construction industry, there are many injuries that a worker may sustain, like chemical burns or electrocution, that can result from unfinished hazards.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has mandated safety precautions and workplace regulations to help prevent workplace accidents. Still,  Bureau of Labor Vital Statistics data shows that 90% of construction accidents occurred because they violated OSHA regulations. Some of the most common violations were training requirements and ladder safety standards. 

In the same report, it was found that some of the most common construction accident injuries included:

  • Falling or lack of fall protection
  • Electrocution
  • Falling/insecure materials and debris
  • Unsafe equipment or lack of protection on power tools
  • Shortage of protection for excavation, soil work

If you sustained an injury resulting from a work-related accident, it is important to know what type of compensation you may be entitled to receive. An experienced construction accident attorney can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim.

What Type of Compensation Am I Entitled to After a Construction Accident?

Construction accidents can result in severe injuries and sometimes even death. After sustaining an injury, it is important to connect with an attorney to see if you may be eligible for compensation. 

You may recover four potential types of damages from a construction accident. These include physical and emotional pain and suffering, former and future lost wages/earnings and fringe benefits, medical expenses, and punitive damages in extreme cases. If you have sustained an injury from a workplace accident, contact an attorney as soon as possible to see if you can recover damages. 

Do I Need to Hire a Construction Accident Attorney?

Once you have sustained an injury from a workplace accident, it is vital to connect with an attorney. A construction accident attorney can provide legal expertise to update you on the latest laws and regulations. With legal knowledge on your side, your attorney will help you fight for the compensation you may deserve. 

At SPBMCC, we have represented injured construction workers for the past 80 years. We have dealt with various injuries, including ladder and scaffold falls, falling objects and debris, and toxic exposure accidents. In the past ten years, we have recovered over $2 billion for our clients, including more than $160 million in construction accident cases. 

Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney at SPBMCC

Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. is a reputable full-service personal injury law firm specializing in various areas, including construction accidents. Our dedicated litigation support teams are committed to vigorously representing clients in matters such as 9/11-related illnesses, personal injury, car accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, 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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