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One of the most dangerous jobs a person can have is construction. With constant exposure to heavy equipment, dangerous work environments, and harmful toxic chemicals, these workers encounter serious hazards every day. The federal and state governments regulate these jobs to protect workers, but some employers choose to ignore these rules to cut costs and save time. Those choices often lead to deadly results. 

Even a so-called "minor" accident can result in serious consequences. An injured construction worker may be burdened with exorbitant medical bills and lost wages during recovery. He or she may lose the ability to collect wages altogether if the injury is debilitating enough. In especially catastrophic incidents, a worker may suffer an injury that requires decades of treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation, which do not even guarantee a full recovery. The associated expenses can amount to six- or seven-figure sums. The aftermath of a construction accident can be one of the most trying experiences in life.

There are a variety of different types of construction or job site injures that a person can sustain. Some of the most common include:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Knee and Back Inuries, Herniated Discs
  • Knee and Back Inuries, Herniated Discs
  • Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Bone Fractures and Sprains
  • Spinal Cord Injury, Partial or Total Paralysis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Exposure to Toxic Substances

These can be caused by:

  • Slip and Falls
  • Overexertion
  • Falling Objects
  • Faulty or Improper Equipment
  • Structural Collapse
  • Electrical, Fire and Explosions
  • Respitory Disease

What Should I Do After Suffering a Work Injury in NY?

  • GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY!
  • REPORT THE INCIDENT TO YOUR EMPLOYER WITHOUT DELAY, OR MAKE SURE IT IS MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR CLAIM!
  • CONTACT THE PROPER AUTHORITIES SUCH AS THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) TO DOCUMENT AND INVESTIGATE YOUR INJURY.
  • GET IN TOUCH WITH AN EXPERIENCED WORK INJURY LAWYER LIKE CHAVEZ & PONIST, LLP. YOUR LAWYER WILL CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING YOUR INJURIES AND BUILD YOUR CASE!

We represent: Construction Accidents | Car & Motorcycle Accidents | Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Negligence | Slip & Fall Accidents

Chavez & Ponist, LLP proudly serves New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley.

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