Have You Been Injured In A Construction Accident?
Have You Suffered a Construction Site Injury in the Bronx?
Just about everywhere you turn in the Bronx, there seems to be something under construction. As a result, pedestrians and workers alike are often at risk of being injured due to a construction mishap. And while the rise in construction in New York City is great for the economy, there is a direct correlation between the increase in serious injuries and the number of accidental deaths.
In fact, the city’s Department of Buildings data shows there was a 15 percent increase in the number of construction-related injuries between 2016 and 2017 alone. The idea that construction site-related serious injuries must rise as a result of the construction boom in recent years is unacceptable.
Common Causes of Construction Site Related Accidents Include:
- Falls from roofs.
- Electric shock.
- Falling objects.
- Crane collapse.
- Defective machinery.
- Defective or unsafe tools.
- Falls from ladders and scaffolding.
- Fires and explosions.
- Heavy machinery negligence.
- Site excavation and trench collapses.
- Violations of OSHA regulations.
Bronx construction site injuries can be very serious in nature. Some of the most common injuries include back and spinal injuries, burns, fractured limbs, vision loss, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, and even death. If you have suffered these or other serious injuries at a construction site you deserve strong representation from an experienced legal team that will fight for your full recovery. Speak to a lawyer regarding your construction-related accident and injuries and find out if you are entitled to file a liability lawsuit against the company or person at fault.
If you or your loved one has suffered from a construction site injury in the Bronx and are in need of a construction accident lawyer, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C., located in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, will investigate, prosecute and negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party to settle your claim and obtain compensation for you based upon the severity of your injury and your pain and suffering. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your matter or have a question about your rights, contact one of our lawyers at (718) 796-7900 to schedule a FREE Consultation online so we can evaluate your personal injury case.
Construction Accident Safety Saves Lives!
Construction work can be dangerous with accidents often resulting in a serious injury or even death. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) statistics, construction accidents result in thousands of workers losing their lives each year and a quarter of a million workers sustaining injuries that result in missed time from work.
Construction Accident Safety Saves Lives:
OSHA statistics further show that 90% of work-related, construction accident fatalities occur as the result of a construction worker…
1. Being caught between objects
2. Being struck by objects
3. Being Electrocuted
4. Being injured in a fall
Fortunately, construction site accidents are preventable and can be avoided. In fact, OSHA law requires employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace free from hazards. Unfortunately, government regulators and inspectors cannot be present at construction sites at all times so workers must keep their eyes open and immediately report anything that is out of the ordinary.
If you notice an unsafe situation at work you should bring it to the attention of your employer, supervisor, foreman, union delegate, or OSHA directly. To report unsafe work conditions or safety and health violation in the Bronx or other boroughs in New York City, contact OSHA toll-free at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5672. You can file a report online or by fax, mail, and telephone. When contacting OSHA directly about an unsafe work condition or health violation at your workplace, if you are concerned about leaving your name you can request anonymity and OSHA will respect your request.
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The importance of construction site safety can not be overstated. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training, and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards.
To learn more about your rights to a safe workplace, click here to visit the United States Department of Labor website.
If you are injured in a construction accident, and are in need of a Construction Accident Attorney Bronx NY, at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, we have great experience in helping injured workers and their causes including construction accident injuries. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your personal injury matter or have a question about your rights and potential compensation for your injuries and resulting medical bills before starting a lawsuit, you can contact my office to schedule a FREE consultation online so one of our Bronx County attorneys can evaluate your case. We know the construction law…help is just a phone call away!
About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner
If you’ve been injured and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.
Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.