Construction worker fall highlights potential work injuries

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Monday, Oct 23, 2023

Construction workers play a pivotal role in our communities. They construct buildings that house our businesses and homes, build and repair the roads and bridges we drive on, and maintain the systems that carry our water and waste. While these workers give a lot to society, they are, unfortunately, placed at risk of harm by the nature of their job. Large equipment and building material are dangerous when not operated or handled properly. Though accidents are always preventable, when one occurs and serious work injuries result, New York City construction accident attorneys can help. For an example of how construction accidents happen, one need only look to a recent incident just north of New York City. There, two construction workers were conducting repairs on the underside of a bridge when the temporary supports gave way. Fortunately, the two men were caught by their safety harnesses and no injuries resulted. The incident is currently under investigation. Though the two men in that incident were unharmed, many construction workers are not so lucky. Falling objects at construction sites or a fall from heights can cause serious injuries. Had the two men working on the bridge been injured when the temporary supports gave way, they may have had a cause of action against their employer. When an individual is injured at work because of negligence on the employer or another employee’s part, then a lawsuit may be an option to help recover personal injury damages. The negligence must be established in court and it must also be proven that the victim’s injuries resulted from that injury. If these elements are satisfied, then recovery is likely. Recoverable damages include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. These awards not only allow the victim to get the attention, care and comfort he needs and deserves, but it also punishes construction employers who fail to ensure the safety of their workers. Construction workers are vital in our world, and lawsuits are a driving force in the implementation of more effective safety measures.

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