Construction accidents can result in serious injuries and death. They also cause immense financial hardship for workers and their families.
Zucker & Regev, P.C. helps victims of construction accidents throughout New York City rebuild their lives by pursuing maximum compensation.
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Construction Accidents and Injuries An Overview
Construction Accident Statistics
In order to understand the dangerous nature of construction accidents, we invite you to take a look at some numbers that put the industry's inherent risks into perspective:
Rate of Injury in Construction
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that three out of every 100 full-time construction workers suffered a work injury in 2018. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated 320,000 medically consulted construction injuries occurred in 2018.
Fatalities in Construction Work
The BLS recorded 1,038 fatalities among full-time private industry construction workers in 2018. This was up slightly from the number of fatalities in preceding years. The death rate according to the NSC was 8.9 for every 100,000 full-time workers in 2018.
High Worker Fatality Rate
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) notes that construction deaths accounted for 21.1 percent of all private industry fatalities in 2018. At that time, construction workers accounted for less than five percent of the workforce.
Leading Causes of Construction Deaths OSHA's Fatal Four
OSHA recorded 338 construction worker deaths from falls in 2018, accounting for 33.5 percent of construction fatalities that year. Even if a worker survives a fall, it can cause serious injuries that result in disability.
Struck by Objects
Being struck by objects covers a wide range of accidents, such as trauma from falling materials, fatal discharge from construction equipment, and being hit by vehicles. OSHA recorded 112 incidents in 2018 (11.1 percent of deaths).
Electrocutions accounted for 86 construction worker fatalities in 2018, or 8.5 percent of all deaths. Even if a worker survives electrocution, it can result in burn injuries, nerve damage, disfigurement, and disability.
OSHA recorded 55 deaths (5.5 percent) from being caught-in/between. These accidents involve workers being crushed or squeezed between objects. Examples include trench cave-ins and having a body part caught in machinery.
Legal Advocates for Injured Workers Speak with Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Injured construction workers throughout New York City and Staten Island can trust the attorneys at Zucker & Regev, P.C. to provide essential legal counsel. Helping injured workers and their loved ones has always been a priority for our law firm.
Gary A. Zucker has practiced personal injury law in Brooklyn since 1984. He is a member of many prestigious legal organizations, including the Brooklyn, New York State, and American Bar Associations and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Guy S. Regev is both a medical doctor and a lawyer, giving him unique insight into injury cases. His professional memberships include the American Association of Justice, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Our lawyers are here to listen. If you or a loved one has been injured at a construction site and would like to speak with our attorneys about legal action, schedule a free consultation at our law firm online, or call us at:
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How Construction Accidents Impact Lives Long-term Effects on Workers and Families
Lost Work and WagesRecovering from an injury can take weeks, sometimes months. While workers' compensation may cover some living expenses, the fact remains that accidents result in missed work days and a lack of normal income.
The Need for Medical CareMedical costs following a catastrophic injury are substantial. Beyond the bills, consider the time required for treatment. Months if not years of medical procedures and physical therapy may be necessary after an injury.
Reduced or Impaired MobilityAfter recovering from an injury, construction workers may notice changes in their ability to accomplish certain tasks. Modifying work duties and going easy on the injured limb or body part is common for injured workers.
Permanent DisabilityConstruction accidents that result in paralysis or the loss of a limb mean lifelong changes. Injured workers may need to pursue a career outside of construction, in addition to altering the way they live their lives.
Loss of a Loved OneA fatal construction accident is devastating for the loved ones of the deceased. The emotional toll on the household is often compounded by the financial strain associated with funerary costs and other expenses.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Construction Accident Attorneys
The Brooklyn law firm of Zucker & Regev, P.C. is committed to accident victims throughout New York. In cases of injury as well as those involving wrongful death, we always provide diligent legal representation for our clients.
In more than three decades of practice, Mr. Zucker has helped many clients throughout New York City and Staten Island who have been injured at construction sites. His years of dedication have led to an AV pre-eminent rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating of professional excellence possible as voted on by peers in the field of personal injury law. Dr. Regev is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Legal Medicine. These are distinctions held by only a select group of medical doctors who also practice law.
The attorneys of Zucker & Regev, P.C. are here to help. To schedule a free consultation with lawyers who fight to meet the needs of injured workers, we encourage you to contact our personal injury law firm online or call us at:
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Proving Fault in a Construction Accident
A Duty Between Parties
In any question of negligence or fault, you must define the duty between parties. An employer has a duty to act in a safe manner with regard to their employees or contractors. At a construction site, that would mean safe working conditions, the use of safety equipment, and following current industry guidelines to minimize the risk of injury.
A Failure to Meet That Duty
When a construction site accident occurs, it must be demonstrated that someone failed to meet their duty with regard to safety. Examples of this may include a failure to meet OSHA standards and other work safety laws, a lack of safety gear, poorly maintained tools or equipment, and subjecting workers to dangerous conditions that put them in jeopardy.
Multiple Liable Parties
Pursuing compensation following a construction site injury can be complicated since multiple parties may be involved in an incident. This includes other employees and subcontractors, the makers of heavy equipment or tools, and even engineers or architects who aren't physically at the construction site. That's why the evidence of a construction accident needs professional evaluation.
Why You Need a Construction Accident Lawyer
Assessment of Your Case
Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys offer free consultations. This allows victims of construction accidents to receive a case evaluation without any pressure or additional financial strain. We will recommend the best course of action.
Familiarity with the Law
Our lawyers are familiar with safety provisions in the industrial code and the legal protections for construction workers in New York. Knowledge of the legal process and construction site regulations is essential when building a case.
Providing Peace of Mind
Recovering from an injury or grieving for a lost loved one is draining. Without skilled attorneys offering guidance, the litigation process can become overwhelming. Our lawyers provide clients with sound counsel and support throughout the proceedings.
Skilled Work Injury and Accident Attorneys A Respected New York City Law Firm
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