New York Work Injury Statistics

You’re probably aware that construction is one of the most dangerous industries out there, but you may not realize exactly how dangerous construction work can be. There is nothing, however, like official statistics to drive this point home. If you’ve been injured on the job site, you need the skilled legal counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney in NYC on your side.

National Statistics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shares all of the following statistics related to accidents on the job (including specifics related to construction work):

These statistics leave little room for doubt – construction work is dangerous work.

NYC Statistics

The U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics forwards two important statistics for New York City itself, which include:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weighs In

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relays that fatal falls on construction sites remain the highest among all industries. Further, CDC weighs in with two important statistics of its own, including:

In response, several national entities have banded together to create a Stand-Down campaign that is aimed at providing contractors with the education and encouragement they need to help prevent deadly falls from heights.

Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced New York City Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today

If you or someone you love has been injured (or worse) on the construction site, the dedicated workers’ comp attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman – proudly serving New York City for more than six decades – are committed to compiling your most robust claim in support of the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need to reach your fullest recovery. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 for more information today.