New York City seems to be constantly under construction. On every block, you’ll see scaffolding intertwined with glittering skyscrapers or historic brownstones. Thousands of construction workers report to work each day in this city.
Unfortunately, construction sites are notorious for being one of the most dangerous workplaces in the country. It’s estimated that one-fifth of all workplace injuries occur at construction sites. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury while working at a construction site, the Law Offices of Justin Brandel will fight to get you the best recovery possible.
Common Construction Site Hazards
There’s no denying that construction sites can be extremely dangerous places. Construction workers face serious injury every day from a wide variety of potential hazards, including:
Slip and fall
Negligent operation or maintenance of machinery
Exposure to toxic substances
This list is far from exhaustive. While there are many regulations designed to ensure construction site safety, the unfortunate reality is that they’re not always followed, resulting in countless serious injuries each year.
What Is Catastrophic Injury?
While any injury can have a huge impact on the injured party, not all injuries are considered catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries are those that permanently prevent someone from performing gainful work in the future. They usually occur suddenly and unexpectedly, and often result in long-term effects or permanent disabilities.
Catastrophic injuries can take many forms, such as:
Serious head trauma and brain damage
Central nervous system damage, including spinal cord injuries
Multiple bone fractures
Due to their long-term nature, catastrophic injuries typically lead to years of medical bills and lost wages, causing major financial implications for the victims.
If your injuries were caused by the negligence or intentional acts of another, a defective product, or an improperly maintained construction site, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim. Those who suffer catastrophic injuries may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost present and future wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and permanent disability, among other things.
Why You Need an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney
Construction law cases can be complex, and catastrophic injury claims difficult to prove. You will need extensive documentation to show that your accident left you incapable of gainful employment. This includes medical records, financial records, and witness statements. An experienced construction law attorney can help you navigate the complicated process, ensuring that you have the evidence you need to obtain the recovery you deserve.
At the Law Offices of Justin D. Brandel, we have experience with all aspects of New York construction and personal injury law, including all applicable safety standards and regulations. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know to present your case and receive the maximum recovery possible for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury at a construction site, contact us today for a free consultation. We will fight to protect your rights and get you justice.