Common Types of Construction Accidents

New York Construction Accidents Attorneys Representing Injured Workers and Their Families

Construction is a dangerous vocation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 80,000 nonfatal injuries requiring days away from work in the construction industry during 2015. Accidents are particularly perilous for construction workers because they often mean that the worker is unable to return to his or her job for some time, if at all. A construction accident injury can also affect the victim’s ability to work for the rest of his or her life.

What are the most common accidents construction workers face? Let’s take a look.

  • Falls: Falls are consistently one of the most common causes of injury at construction sites throughout the United States. Some of the most common places from which workers fall are from scaffoldingladders, roofs, and cranes.
  • Falling Objects: Construction workers are at risk from falling objects, particularly tools or pieces of machinery that are dropped from above. Workers who are struck in the head by falling objects face potentially severe brain and spinal injuries.
  • Equipment: Most construction sites utilize heavy machinery to get the job done, which increases the risks that workers will be injured by it. Some of the most common equipment-related injuries are caused by forklifts, dumpsters, and nail guns.
  • Backovers and crushed-betweens: Unfortunately, construction workers are at risk from being run over by large trucks backing out of construction sites or being crushed in between large vehicles and walls.
  • Fires and explosions: If a construction site contains hazardous materials or exposed wiring (and most of them do), construction workers are at risk of being injured in a fire or an explosion.
  • Building or trench collapses: Construction workers who are working in buildings that are being demolished or are under construction are at risk from building collapse. Serious injury can also occur when a trench that’s being built collapses on the workers inside it.
  • Respiratory diseases: Construction workers are particularly at risk from a condition known as pneumoconiosis, which is a chronic disease of the lungs that is caused from working for many years in dusty environments.

Contact New York Construction Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation And Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident and believe you may have a claim against your employer or the manufacturer of defective construction equipment, please contact construction accident lawyers of The Rybak Firm, PLLC., for a free consultation by calling 718-307-5554  24/7 or by submitting our online contact form.

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Our offices are located in Brooklyn, NY. We serve the whole NYC Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. Our New York Construction Accidents Attorneys are able to travel to you if you are unable to meet at our offices due to an injury. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.

Our office address is:

1810 Voorhies Ave

Suite #7

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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