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Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction sites are, by their nature, potentially dangerous places to be.

Heavy machinery interacting with workers in a limited amount of space over long amounts of time means that accidents are almost inevitable. Add in dangerous heights, heavy building materials, high levels of heat and electrical energy and a lack of common safety aids, and you have a recipe for problems.

Of course modern workers are protected by many laws about workplace safety. They have to be equipped with proper protective gear like eye protection, hardhats, and safety vests. They are told to follow regulations about all kinds of environmental factors ranging from heat safety to wearing safety harnesses when working at height, to reinforcing trenches or other excavations with steel frames before entering them.

But like any safety aid, none of these tools or processes can prevent every accident or injury. Every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), hundreds of America workers are killed in construction site accidents, and there are many more injured.

In 2014, the BLS reports, more than 4,000 workers were killed on the job in America, with 20.5%, almost 900 of them dying on construction sites. Death on construction sites is so common that the BLS gives this problem special attention. The bureau lists their “Fatal Four” causes of construction site deaths as:

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Struck By Object
  • Caught-in/between

Clearly, construction sites are a cause for concern and a risk to the health and safety of those working there. But progress doesn’t stop. Things will continue to get built, and, despite the increasing effectiveness of safety measures, workers will continue to get hurt. And if you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, you need to consult with a construction accident lawyer to look into your legal position.

Whether you’ve had a fall, gotten a burn, lost a finger, or suffered a trauma, a construction accident lawyer can help you get the money you need to ensure you can pay for your medical care. Let’s face it, medical care can be terribly expensive, and many workers in the construction industry may not even carry medical insurance. In these cases, a construction accident lawyer may be your only chance to make sure you can get all the care you need for your injuries.

Another problem is the potential for disability. Construction work is physically demanding, and an injury can make it impossible to continue working for days, weeks, months, or even permanently. If the accident leaves you unable to work, you may be eligible for a loss of wages claim or even a disability claim. And if your injury was caused by negligence on the part of your employer,  you can expect your claims may be given special attention for punitive damages to deter them from letting these dangerous conditions continue to exist in the future.

If you’ve been the victim of an accident on a construction site, you need a professional construction accident lawyer to help you get the compensation you need to get on with your life.  

If you or a loved one is in need of a professional construction accident lawyer,   Long Island Law is there for you.

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