When compared to other industries, construction is perhaps one of the riskiest professions. In New York City alone, the number of job site accidents increased by 31% from 2011-2012, while injuries were up by 46% in the same period. If you’ve sustained injuries from a construction accident, or have been affected by a construction accident fatality, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. The office of TANTLEFF & KREINCES, LLP., has experienced construction accident lawyers that can help.
When to Consult Our Construction Accident Lawyers in New York
Construction workplace injuries can occur as a result of incidents such as improper scaffolding, improper ladders, and lack of safety devices on construction work sites. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, construction fatality causes were responsible for about three out of five construction worker deaths in 2011:
- Struck by object
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration also reported that about 18% of all worker fatalities in private industry came from construction accidents—which equates to about 4 in 100,000 full-time workers annually. While many regulations exist to ensure workplace safety, mistakes do occur. It is important to consult with a TANTLEFF & KREINCES, LLP., to go over your legal options, especially if:
- You are having difficulty identifying the party responsible for the accident.
- You have sustained an injury or injuries that will drastically and negatively affect the quality of your life.
- If you are incurring high medical costs from your construction accident injury.
- If you are running into issues with your insurance provider regarding any costs resulting from the construction accident injury.
If you have suffered injuries from a construction accident, or a family member has died as a result of a construction accident, call TANTLEFF & KREINCES, LLP., now to meet with an experienced construction lawyer to discuss with your rights and to hold those responsible, accountable for what they caused.