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.
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:
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.
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.
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.