Construction site accident risks range from poorly trained employees to malfunctioning machinery, but most come down to one common factor: human error. When a construction site manager, product manufacturer, construction worker, driver, and/or other party makes a negligence-based mistake, injuries can occur. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports, one in five worker fatalities occur in the construction industry. Many of these injuries can be traced to violations of state and federal safety regulations that are designed to protect workers
Construction accidents can result in death or in injuries so severe that the worker is never again able to earn a living. In fact, thousands of fatalities have been reported by workers that were injured or killed at construction sites in New York. As a result, the State of New York enacted laws and regulations which mandate that construction companies inspect each site with safety engineers and implement a wide variety of safety measures. Regardless of this legislation, construction workers still face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatalities.
On-site hazards can lead to temporary and permanent disabilities. Construction injuries may include scarring, burns, paralysis, amputation, spinal cord damage, or brain damage. If you or a loved one were injured on a construction site, you are entitled to compensation. You are entitled to compensation for your lost wages and injuries. Have your rights protected by hiring an experienced New York Construction accident attorney at Beck Law, P.C. to have your case evaluated.