New York Lawyer for Fatal Construction Accidents
Have you lost a loved one in a fatal construction accident?
Your family needs a New York wrongful death attorney if one of your loved
ones has been killed in a construction accident.
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 New York 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 fall injury. If coworkers 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.
Tower crane accidents, 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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