Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities such as construction and repair of residential or commercial property, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, large-scale painting jobs, etc. Construction workers can be exposed to many hazards, including falls, injuries from machinery, and being struck by heavy objects. Many of these injuries are caused by simple accidents, while others could have been prevented if not for the carelessness and negligence of others. It was reported that each day, on average, two construction workers die of work-related injuries in the United States. Under ordinary negligence law, an injured worker may sue a third-party contractor for dangerous conditions that (1) caused the worker’s injury; and (2) that the third-party had control of and knew or should have known was dangerous.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction once again tops federal rankings as New York City’s deadliest industry. If you or a loved one were hurt as a result of a construction site injury or construction related death, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
Our attorneys at Karasik Law Group are compassionate and are experienced in Personal Injury, Negligence, and Wrongful Death cases. We will fight for you and your family to receive the maximum financial compensation from the parties responsible. Call us today at (718) 502-9112 to set up your free consultation.