October 15, 2013
Common Construction Injuries
By Jonathan Damashek
An injury is never an easy thing to deal with; recovery times can take months or years, doctor’s bills can sky-rocket pretty quickly and loss of income is almost always imminent following an accident where you can no longer work. Although worker’s compensation may help ease the stress a little, you may still be experiencing emotional and physical traumas. Because of the various tools, machinery and tall heights that construction workers usually work with, various types of injuries are all common. The most often sustained accidents though are usually a result of a safety oversight or sheer negligence.
Ironworkers, steamfitters, masons, plumbers and electricians are all at risk of injuries while working on sites. Crush injuries from falling debris, faulty scaffolding injuries and defective tools all may be a part of employer negligence. Fires, dangerous jobsites, slip and fall and even tractor accidents can cause long-lasting and debilitating injuries. Workers generally experience abrasions, lacerations, broken bones and fractures, spinal and neck injuries, severe burns, amputation and in seriously unfortunate incidents, sometimes workers endure fatal construction accidents as well.
After an accident, you may be facing an emotional time filled with questions about your future. Where can you turn? Who can help during the difficult time? You cannot trust your future to an apathetic lawyer who will passive aggressively fight for your compensation. What you need is an experienced trial litigator who can fight for your rights in a courtroom or help you settle your case with the negligent party.
Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. is here to do just that. With a reliable and aggressive reputation, you can believe that our firm will fight for the highest level of compensation that is due to you. We are a part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and as many clients before you can attest, we will work tirelessly to defend your rights.
Contact our New York City construction accident lawyers for more information about your legal options with HKD.