A section of roof parapet fell from a condo building in Manhattan and slammed into a group of construction workers, injuring three and killing one. In the Bronx, a building under construction partially collapsed, killing one person and injuring five others. A Brooklyn construction worker was killed when he was crushed between two trucks. Two window washers were hurt in midtown New York City when skyscraper scaffolding gave way and the men plunged 20 feet.
These types of incidents involving construction workers happen almost every day in New York City. Construction is the city’s most dangerous job: only 5% of New York’s workforce is employed in construction, yet construction workers account for 27% of all NYC work-related deaths. Hundreds more are injured every year in New York City construction accidents. Many of these accidents are not random events at all. They result directly from inadequate safety measures.
Unsafe working conditions, lack of safety training, and malfunctioning equipment, are just a few of the reasons why injuries occur on construction sites. Workers’ compensation gives you the right to replacement wages and medical treatment for construction accident injuries. However, under New York labor laws, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue additional compensation.
Shulman & Hill understands that a construction accident can cause you to miss time from work—sometimes permanently—and creates significant hardship for your family. Our construction accident attorneys are uniquely positioned to maximize your case value because we offer expert legal representation for both workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. We have recovered millions of dollars for construction workers hurt on the job. If you were injured on a construction site, call 212-221-1000, email us at [email protected]man-hill.com, or Contact Us online. We have offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens.