Construction work can be a risky and dangerous occupation. If you are a construction worker in New York, you are naturally at risk for injury. Construction sites have a variety of hazards that can cause workers to suffer serious and sometimes fatal injuries if proper precautions are not taken. Adding another individual's negligence into the equation on top of the already dangerous nature of this work can be a recipe for disaster.

If you should ever be injured in a construction accident, a New York City construction accident lawyer from Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP can help you seek full and fair compensation for your suffering. We can also help protect your rights in a court of law. Schedule your free case evaluation by calling (646) 461-4009!

Causes of Injuries at a Construction Site

Injuries resulting from construction accidents will vary depending on the type of accident that occurs. Construction workers are at risk of suffering a wide range of injuries including brain injuries, burns, spinal cord damage, back injuries, and eye injuries.

Injuries can be sustained in any of the following types of accidents:

Most Common Types of Injuries

Back injuries and head injuries are two of the most common construction accident injuries. Back injuries can occur when the overseer of the construction site has failed to properly train his or her employees. The construction worker is at risk for a back injury when improperly performing the following actions:

  • Lifting heavy materials
  • Lowering heavy materials
  • Carrying heavy materials
  • Pushing heavy materials

Head injuries occur when the construction worker victim is not provided with the proper helmets or other head gear. If a cave-in or another source of blow to the head occurs, the victim can become unconscious and sustain severe head damage.

If improperly maintained equipment is the cause of a construction accident, amputation can even occur. Amputation is the severance of a body part and is one of the most serious and undesirable injuries sustained from construction accidents. These can occur when workers operate improperly maintained machinery or have not been properly trained by their employer. Hearing loss is another commonly occurring injury from construction work. Exposure to excessive noise levels without ear protection can cause lasting damage to a person’s hearing and drastically reduce their quality of life.

More Than $500 Million Won in Verdicts and Settlements

If you have been injured in a construction accident, our NYC construction accident attorneys can provide the advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve. Protecting your wellbeing is our top priority, and we are prepared to do whatever is necessary to help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible. Best of all, we only accept our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay us a dime for our services unless we are successful on your behalf.

Contact Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan, LLP today discuss your situation with one of our knowledgeable NYC personal injury lawyers.