New York Lawyer for Fatal Construction Accidents
Have you lost a loved one in a fatal construction accident?
Your family needs a Brooklyn Wrongful Death Attorney if one of your loved
ones has been killed in a
There are more fatalities in construction industry accidents than in any
other industry. These workers put themselves at risk every day to help build America’s
buildings and infrastructure. If your loved one was killed in a construction
accident, your family may be entitled to a settlement from the company
or person who caused the death of your family member. An experienced NYC
construction accident attorney can help you file a
wrongful death lawsuit.
What are the leading causes of construction fatalities?
Falls from heights are the leading cause of death on construction sites.
A fall can cause death to the victim because there is a high probability of
head injury, broken neck, or other internal injuries. From certain heights, the victim
of a fall can be killed on impact. Construction workers are particularly
susceptible to deaths from
fall hazards because they do their work on
scaffolding, ramps, and around unfinished doors, walls, and open edges. There are
specific rules in place that a work site is required to follow if there
is a risk of a fall injury. If co-workers or the construction company
are negligent in following safety protocol, they can cause the death of
a construction worker.
Another serious risk of fatality on a construction site is the risk of
electrocution. This risk is most often seen by electricians, but any kind of construction
worker is exposed to electrocution risks on a daily basis. The worker
could come in contact with live wires, could strike overhead wires, or
could otherwise be electrocuted. A serious electrocution causes the heart
to stop and is deadly. If your loved one was electrocuted at work, you
should speak to a NY deadly construction accident lawyer about your family’s
right to file a New York wrongful death lawsuit.
forklift accidents, and other accidents involving heavy machinery are also very dangerous.
Cranes, in particular, pose a serious risk to their operators and to other
construction workers on the ground. If a load is not secured properly
to a crane, the load could injure another worker or cause the crane to
become unbalanced. Another dangerous hazard to crane operators is the
wind. Operating a crane in windy conditions is not advisable, and if a
company forces an employee to operate a crane in unsafe conditions, they
are putting that employee at risk for a deadly accident.
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At Belushin Law Firm, our wrongful death attorneys have over a decade of
experience helping individuals and families throughout New York. We do
not charge any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
If your loved one was killed in a construction accident in New York, you
should speak with Belushin Law Firm today about filing a New York wrongful
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