Bronx Construction Accident Attorney
During 2013, more than 4,500 workers lost their lives in workplace accidents. Shockingly enough, more than 20 percent of those accidents occurred on construction sites. In addition to these fatalities, the chance for an injury on construction sites is greatly heightened due to the use of electrical equipment, falling debris and scaffoldings or ladders. If you are injured on a construction site or you lose a family member as a result of a construction site accident, a construction accidents lawyer may be able to help.
Common Construction Accidents
According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) four types of accidents were responsible for nearly 60 percent of all construction accident deaths. These were:
- Falls – Construction sites are often littered with debris, tools and equipment. In addition, paint, oil and other liquids can get spilled in areas causing falls. Even though such a high percentage of construction deaths are related to falls, victims of a fall can also suffer broken bones, spinal injuries and head injuries. As a construction accidents lawyer, we have worked with victims of construction site falls.
- Getting Hit By An Object – Many construction sites are open shells of buildings and workers that are working on beams, on scaffolding and on ladders often lose control of tools, wood and other items that can fall and cause serious injuries. Slightly more than 10 percent of fatal construction site accidents are caused by items falling; injuries can range from broken shoulders, traumatic brain injuries and more. A construction accidents lawyer can help you recover money to compensate you for loss of wages and medical bills after this type of accident.
- Electrocution – Power tools, extension cords and more require proper maintenance and when they are poorly maintained, construction workers can wind up with serious burns and some may even die as result of being electrocuted. OSHA reports that slightly more than 8 percent of deaths on a construction site are the result of an electrocution. If you have lost a loved one because they were electrocuted on a work site, a constructions accidents lawyer can help.
- Crushing Accidents – Cranes, forklifts and other large equipment requires the operator to be vigilant and be properly trained. Unfortunately, more than 2 percent of deaths on construction sites are the result of victims being trapped between large machines and walls or other fixed objects.
Third Party Claims To Discuss With Your Construction Accidents Lawyer
In some cases, accidents on a construction site are caused by carelessness, poor training or unsafe working conditions. However, there are situations that you must bring to your construction accidents lawyer that may result in a third party being responsible for injuries or death on a work site. Some of the potential third-parties that could be held liable include defective power equipment that causes electrocution or fire, unsafe scaffolding that results in a fall, a poorly constructed ladder that breaks when used properly. Manufacturers, third party contractors and property owners could be held responsible depending on the injury and the circumstances of the injury.
To determine whether you have a personal injury case, your construction accidents lawyer will need to know all of the circumstances of the accident, the condition of the job site as well as any safety hazards that were not being addressed on the site. Discuss all of these issues with me during our initial consultation and I will be happy to help you decide how to proceed. If you have been injured on a construction site or you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident on a construction site, Attorney Ivan M. Diamond is an experienced Bronx injury lawyer and is ready to help review your case. Call him today at 877-960-1702 for a free, no obligation consultation. I will be happy to review your case and help you determine the best way to proceed depending on the circumstances of the accident.
The Law Offices of
888 Grand Concourse #1L
Ivan M. Diamond
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 588-2000
Ivan M. Diamond is available for home and hospital visits, as well as weekend and evening appointments.
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