How Construction Injuries Happen City

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

Construction injury cases are extremely common in New York City.

One reason is that construction is constantly happening throughout the city, which means that both workers and pedestrians can be caught in the crossfire of safety violations.

Another reason is that all this construction is happening in close quarters. It’s often very difficult to operate heavy equipment in close quarters, and when something goes wrong there are few places for that equipment to go.

Most Common Causes of Construction Worker Injuries

Here in New York, scaffolding-related deaths are some of the most common causes of injury or death. Often, this is because of failures to follow building codes, manufacturer guidelines, and basic safety processes.

Falls are another extremely common cause of accidents in New York City. Here in New York, we build up more often than we build out. You’ll see a lot of falling object cases here, too.

Other causes include:

  • Crushed by objects
  • Trips and falls
  • Electrocution
  • Cut or pierced by building materials
  • Improper tool use
  • Contact with chemicals or toxins

While workers can claim workers compensation, there may be grounds for a third-party injury claim that allows the worker to claim pain and suffering damages too. Certain violations may also open the negligent party up to punitive damage injuries.

Most Common Causes of Non-Worker Injuries

Falling objects, collisions with construction equipment, and slip, trip, and fall injuries are common causes of non-worker injuries. Non-workers also have dangerous encounters with New York’s scaffolding.

There’s also a chance for non-workers to come in contact with airborne toxins when traveling close to the job site.

Who can sue for construction accident injuries?

Anyone who is injured by another person’s negligence may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

In addition, the parents, children, or spouses of those who die in construction accident injuries may launch a wrongful death suit.

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