A construction site in Brooklyn collapsed last Thursday evening, sending two victims to the local hospital, according to an article from PIX11 News.
The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. Thursday night at 375 Flushing Ave. The New York Fire Department confirmed that the accident was under control that same evening. There is no word pertaining to the condition of the victims or whether they were construction workers or bystanders.
Construction in NYC Continues
Unfortunately, construction in New York is allowed to continue despite coronavirus concerns. This creates problems for at-risk members of construction crews and for the hospitals that may be forced to handle injuries from construction accidents such as this one. Much of the New York City healthcare system is currently overrun with coronavirus cases and does not have the resources to treat other injuries such as construction accidents.
Construction Accident Risks
However, construction workers are usually at the greatest risk of suffering a workplace injury because of the nature of their work. Some of the most commonly reported accidents at construction sites are:
- Scaffolding collapses
- Roof collapses
- Falling from great heights such as scaffolding
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Electric shock
These accidents often result in injuries such as:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Repetitive motion injuries and muscle strain
- Spinal cord injury
- Illness from chemical exposure
But if a worker suffers an accident on the job, they are entitled to file for workers’ compensation. They may also be able to take further legal action if their injury was caused by the negligence or reckless actions of a third party. Attorneys may win compensation that can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.
The attorneys at New York law firm Hach & Rose, LLP have a long history of representing clients who were injured at construction sites. They have handled cases related to falling hazards, roof collapses, crane accidents, construction defects, and more.
Contact a New York Construction Accident Attorney
If you’ve suffered a construction site injury in New York, you’re likely struggling with pain, countless doctor appointments, and lost wages from missed work, while also trying to manage the growing number of bills related to medical expenses and the cost of daily living. The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have helped numerous clients in the same situation, and we can help you, too.
Our experienced construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients who have suffered from construction accidents, work-related incidents, OSHA complaints, and more. Our verdicts, in fact, are amongst the highest reported in the state of New York.
You shouldn’t have to struggle to stay afloat when you’ve suffered an injury caused by a negligent party. Our skilled attorneys will work effectively and efficiently to secure the full and fair compensation you deserve, so that you can focus on the important job of healing.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken steps to protect all of our clients and employees. We offer online consultations and are always available to answer your questions and calls. Call us today at (212) 779-0057.