Construction Accident Leaves 49-Year-Old Worker With Serious Leg Injury In Bayonne Bridge By Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (December 20, 2017) – A construction worker removing the lower portions of the Bayonne Bridge separating New York and New Jersey suffered a serious leg injury following a construction accident.
The Bayonne Bridge is being partially dismantled in order to build a higher span. The man that was injured was part of a larger crew of construction workers removing the lower levels of the bridge.
Something appears to have hit the construction worker’s leg and caused him severe injuries. Firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident on the Bayonne Bridge by Staten Island in order to treat the man for his injuries.
He was taken to the Richmond University Medical Center. Investigators are still working to determine what may have caused the accident.
LIABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS
Employers have a responsibility to make sure their workplace is reasonably safe. Though this standard is not always met and results in numerous injuries every year. A worker that is injured on the job in New York or New Jersey will typically have access to the state’s worker’s compensation system. In addition to worker’s compensation a person that sustains an injury on the job may be able to file a third party liability claim against any parties separate from their employer. For example, if a construction worker is driving a truck that sustains a tire blowout, the worker may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer of the truck’s tires.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply concerned to learn about this construction accident that left one worker seriously injured on the Bayonne Bridge. We extend our thoughts and prayers to him as he continues to recover. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to investigators as they piece together what happened. Worker safety at construction sites must always remain a number one priority for any business. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Steps need to be put in place to help prevent similar accidents.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a construction accident, you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced New York personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney, you’re always welcome to reach out to us if you need aid (646) 846-4496.