The Risk of Construction Work
Construction workers face many risks on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 2.8MM total non-fatal workplace injuries during the latest reporting year in the United States.
Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shows that 20.7% of all workplace fatalities in the United States were for construction workers. Statistics also show that the most common causes of deaths and injuries include falls, object injuries, electrocutions, and workers getting caught between equipment. The majority of construction accident claims our trial lawyers fight in court are:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Stress-related injuries
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover the Cost of these Cases?
In most work injury cases; workers’ compensation does cover a person’s medical bills and loss of income. However, this may not cover all of an injured worker’s expenses and does not include coverage for pain and suffering that follow construction accidents. There are instances where a personal injury lawsuit may be necessary in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. Such claims are if:
- The injury is a result of gross negligence on behalf of the employer.
- The damage was the result of a third-party contractor not employed directly by the construction company.
- The injury was the result of a defective tool or equipment.
Let us Help you Secure the Compensation you Need
If you or a loved is a construction worker in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all five boroughs of New York City and suffers an injury, you may need legal assistance. At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, we understand that construction accidents are not always straightforward workers’ compensation cases. We will investigate your claim and work to recover the following:
- Coverage of all medical bills related to the incident
- Your rightful compensation if you cannot work
- Loss of future earnings and earning potential