Construction is a constant presence for people who live and work in New York City. We’re accustomed to looking out at the Manhattan skyline and seeing large cranes rising into view. Because construction is so common, we can easily forget the dangers construction workers face each day. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), reports that about 10 percent of non-fatal workplace injuries and about 20 percent of on-the-job deaths occur in the construction industry. This means that about 15 of every 100,000 construction workers will die in an accident on the jobsite.

Common Types of New York Construction Accidents

Over the last several decades, Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped many injured construction workers and their families suffering after New York construction site accidents. Here are the most common accidents our clients have endured:

• Falls
• Collapsed scaffolding
• Cave-ins
• Burns and electrocutions
• Workers struck by machinery
• Workers struck by falling objects
• Chemical spills
Toxic exposure
• Crane accidents
Explosions
• Tool or equipment failure

Common Types of Construction Accident Injuries

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has built strong cases for many injured New York construction workers. We’ve seen the severe and life-threatening injuries that affect construction workers. Here are the most common construction accident injuries our clients have suffered:

• Broken bones
• Sprains and strains
• Cuts and bruises
• Spinal cord injuries
• Neck injuries
• Brain damage/head injuries
• Wrongful death

Contact an Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has decades of experience in handling injury claims involving New York City construction workers. We can help you secure the financial settlement you need to heal and move on after an injury. Contact us today at (212) 986-7353.

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