There is nothing physically or mentally easy about working in the construction field, especially in an urban setting. Because of the inherent danger involved in this line of work, construction sites are highly regulated for the safety of workers and the public in general. Despite those strict regulations and safety protocols in place, construction site accidents can and do still happen in New York and workers are needlessly injured or worse.
While there are countless reasons an accident may occur, there are some factors that may be more common than others. Falling objects from high-up structures, such as ladders and scaffolding, can cause injuries to the workers below. The sheer heights of scaffolding can also make falls a source of major injury for those who are on the job in New York.
The inherent dangers of construction sites do go beyond heights and falls. Electrical work being done can be the source of serious injuries and burns. Concrete work can also be dangerous.
When construction site accidents do occur, pinpointing liability or the source of any negligent action or inaction is essential. Once a negligent or liable party or company has been determined, negotiations may be a tool used to ensure an injured worker gets the compensation she or he needs to recover as much as possible. If negotiations do not yield results, litigation may be the best resource. Our website has more information about construction site accidents and what injured New York construction workers can do once an injury has occurred.