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June 6, 2022
Injured Construction Worker

Injuries to NYC Construction Workers in 2022 

As of May 2022, four construction workers were killed in construction accidents in NYC, and 192 workers have suffered injuries. The four deaths resulted from falls, and all of these deaths could have been prevented if there were proper safety measures in place:

Falls Are The Top Causes of NYC Construction Injuries and Deaths

Falls are an immensely serious problem on NYC construction sites. They can cause severe to life-changing injuries and even deaths. Fortunately, New York has special laws in place that enable injured workers and people whose loved ones were killed on the job to pursue financial compensation beyond the workers’ comp system.

Broadly speaking, you can file a claim against a building owner, subcontractor, general contractor, or other parties liable for causing your work-related accident besides pursuing workers’ comp benefits from your employer. This means that you can collect workers’ compensation benefits and file a personal injury claim regardless of whether you caused or contributed to the construction accident.

It’s also important to note that general contractors and property owners bear absolute liability even if they didn’t directly supervise or control your work. Under the law, it is their responsibility to make sure that you have a safe working environment and that you have all the necessary safety equipment to do your job.

Reach Out to a Top NYC Construction Accident Lawyer Now

Construction work is considered to be among the most dangerous jobs in NYC, which is why construction companies and relevant parties must do whatever they can to ensure the safety of their workers. Otherwise, they can be held liable for damages related to a construction worker’s injuries or death.

Injured in a construction accident? Call Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman at 212-285-3300 or send us an online message to arrange a free case consultation with our NYC construction accident lawyer today.