What Causes of Construction Accidents in New York?

In New York, the construction industry is booming with new buildings, bridges, and infrastructure being erected every day. With over 175,0000 workers, construction is one of the largest industries in the New York City metropolitan area. Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations as workers are exposed to hazards on job sites daily that can result in injuries. Every year, thousands of people suffer from injuries, and some even lose their lives while working on construction sites.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of New York City construction accident attorneys know construction accidents occur more often than they should. Most often, these accidents can be traced back to a safety guideline being ignored. If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident in New York, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a free initial consultation.

Common Causes of Construction Accidents in NYC

Falls. from scaffolding, staging, ladders, elevator shafts, roofs, or other elevated heights account for approximately 35% of construction accidents each year. Falls are the most common cause of injury and fatalities on construction sites.

Falling objects. Workers being struck by falling objects, including tools, building materials, debris, equipment, or other objects, are another major cause of injury on NYC construction sites. Falling objects cause injuries and fatalities on construction sites each year.

Electrocutions. Contact with live electrical wires or power lines contribute to many construction injuries, many fatal, each year.

Equipment malfunctions. When equipment is not used properly, or not maintained and inspected correctly, accidents can occur.

Caught in or between objects. These accidents occur when a worker is caught, crushed, or trapped between machinery.

Construction site owners and operators have the duty to assure all safety guidelines are in place and followed to prevent construction accidents from occurring. Our team of New York construction accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have over 100 years of combined experience handling construction accident cases and will work hard for you every step of the way. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE initial consultation.

Should I Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer After an Accident?

Construction accident cases can be complex and involve multiple parties, including the site owner, general contractor, sub-contractors, and manufacturers of the equipment used on the site. An experienced construction accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm can help you navigate through the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

In addition, our team of NYC construction accident lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations that govern construction sites in New York City. Our attorneys have experience investigating construction accidents, gathering evidence, and determining who is at fault. We will also negotiate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced New York City construction accident lawyers.

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a construction accident in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, or anywhere in the New York City metropolitan area, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.

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