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Serious construction accidents that cause long-term or debilitating injury can be avoided by construction companies and their employees carefully following safety regulations. When companies take shortcuts to keep costs low or hurry through jobs, the results can lead to serious personal injury or death.
It seems as if construction is constantly going on in New York City. There were a spate of construction accidents involving cranes, which caused both injury and death. The experienced construction accident attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC link to firm bio will aggressively pursue justice and compensation for those who have been injured in construction accidents.
Common Construction Accidents
The recent federal stimulus has increased construction in every state. The increase in construction site jobs may cause an unfortunate increase in construction accidents. Some of these accidents may be serious, including spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, or even death. Falling from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other heights is not uncommon in construction. Some common types of serious construction accidents include:
- Falling objects
- Slip and fall
- Machine malfunctions
- Injury from incorrect use of a tool or machine
- Crane collapses
- Electrical accidents
- Toxic materials exposure
- Falls from ladders and scaffolding
- Failure to provide safety equipment (safety goggles, hard hats, etc.)
Construction workers know that care should be taken when working on construction sites. Their employers or the owner of the building site should be familiar with laws and regulations in order to maintain a safe work zone. In some cases, the injured workers suffer as the result of their employer’s negligence, or the negligence of someone else in charge of maintaining dangerous equipment.
Protecting Construction Workers’ Rights
Whether you have been severely injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you should be able to receive compensation. Getting compensation can be difficult for several reasons. Many insurance companies and large construction firms may try to avoid giving you the amount of compensation you deserve or will refuse to admit fault.
Morelli Ratner PC has been representing construction workers like you who have been severely injured on a job site for more than three decades. Our attorneys offer you the personal attention you need and the expert advice you deserve to help you pursue litigation against those responsible for your injuries.
Please contact the experienced construction accident lawyers at Morelli Ratner PC today, and let us protect your rights in New York City, Bronx, New York state and New Jersey.