There are many people in New York who work various jobs at construction sites and there are many different construction projects occurring at any given time. These projects are very important for the city and also very important for the workers. People rely on these jobs in order to earn an income and provide for their families. However, there is heavy machinery used at construction sites, people work at high heights and these sites contain other potential dangers.
As a result when construction accidents occur, people can suffer severe injuries. These injuries may require significant medical treatment, including long-term rehabilitation. There are many different types of accidents and injuries that occur, but some are more common than others.
Common types of construction accidents
The most common types of accidents and resulting injuries seen at constructions sites include:
- Equipment failures
- Vehicle related accidents
- Muscle strains
- Respiratory illness
In many cases, there is more than one cause or “accident”. Such might be the case, for example, if an equipment failure in a lift leads to a fall. An accident that results in a chemical spill can lead to respiratory illnesses, which can be compounded by other injuries.
As a result of these injuries, workers may not be able to continue working as most construction jobs are physically demanding jobs. This can put people in difficult situations as not only are they recovering from their physical injuries, but they also may face financial difficulties. Medical bills can add up quickly and if they are unable to work, they will no longer have their income either.
Workers injured in Brooklyn construction accidents may be entitled to compensation for the injuries they suffer. The compensation can help pay for the medical bills and also pay for lost income in addition to pain and suffering depending on the circumstances. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be able to help workers receive what they deserve, whether through a workers compensation claim, or if circumstances warrant, a personal injury lawsuit.