Construction Accidents

Let’s face it, construction work is dangerous. In the U.S., 5 out of every 100,000 construction workers suffer a fatal injury every year. This type of work is so dangerous because of the heavy equipment involved, working at heights, and even below ground level. Most commonly, construction accidents are due to:

  • Falls;
  • Scaffolding Accidents;
  • Heavy Equipment Malfunction;
  • Slip and Fall Accidents;
  • Chemical accidents;
  • Electrocution.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work ranks highest in terms of workplace accidents. Sometimes work deadlines and making a profit interfere with safety and common sense. Training and safety equipment may be compromised, resulting in serious injuries. Employers are obligated to provide appropriate safety gear (goggles, hard hat, gloves, etc.) and make sure that their employees know how to use it. Unfortunately this doesn’t always happen. These accidents can cause partial or permanent disability resulting in extremely high medical expenses, emotional trauma, loss of income and extended rehabilitation. The victim may experience serious injuries, permanent disability and huge medical expenses. At the same time, you could be unable to work and be experiencing stress, feeling alone and hopeless. Fortunately, New York has laws that are specifically designed to protect construction workers from these types of accidents. Mr. Schlemmer is committed to helping victims of these types of accidents, and wants to provide you with the legal solutions you need to get back on your feet. In 1970, the Occupational Safety & Health Act was created so that employees could have a safe work environment. This law provides health & safety standards and job training to improve safety in the workplace. It is important to note however, that in the event of a workplace injury employers normally cannot be sued by employees. Unfortunately, worker’s compensation usually does not provide enough compensation to reimburse the injured party for pain and suffering and expenses. If you have been injured in a construction accident, it is important to contact us. If your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may have legal recourse against:
  • General Contractors;
  • Subcontractors;
  • Project Managers;
  • Property Owners;
  • Equipment Manufacturers.
Suffering injuries from a construction accident can be a life changing event. It is important to take action, and ensure you receive the best legal support available from a firm that cares. Contact The Schlemmer Firm at 212-390-8030 or toll free at 888-458-8500.


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