In any construction site accident in New York, individuals and entities who do not directly employ you (third parties), but whose negligence causes an accident, are legally liable for your injuries. In these cases, your workers’ compensation benefits may not be sufficient to cover all the economic and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, or loss of quality of life suffered by you. The legal recourse available to you to recover fair and rightful compensation for your injuries is filing a third-party personal injury claim.
The term ‘amputation’ refers to the severing of a limb as part of a planned surgery or in an accident. Partial amputations involve the removal of only part of a limb such as fingers or toes whereas total amputations imply the removal of the entire leg or arm. When an amputation injury in New York occurs due to the negligence of another person, you could have a strong case for damages. It is best to consult with a top-rated New York personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
On May 13, 2020, a fire extinguisher exploded in a Manhattan building, killing a construction worker and severely injuring another. The explosion happened in a building located on Ninth Avenue in Chelsea.
According to the first responders and medical crews who reached the incident site, the explosion took place on the building's fourth floor. One of the workers was pronounced dead, and the other was shifted to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment. The incident has highlighted the many dangers surrounding construction work in NYC.
The construction sector of NYC is one of the most dangerous industries as it is responsible for many deaths and injuries of workers as well as bystanders every year. In 2007 alone, 761 construction workers were injured in on-site accidents in the city, according to the NYC Department of Buildings. During the first half of 2019, 286 construction-related injuries were reported in the Big Apple.
While the labor laws regulate the risks and dangers of the construction sector, the number of deaths and injuries is on the rise. The following list of the five leading causes of construction injuries and deaths may indicate where the problems lie:
Construction activities have officially become the leading cause of accidental deaths in New York City, according to CBS Local. Given that NYC is the most populous city in the US, and the population continues to increase, the city's construction sector is a booming industry.