New York City Construction Accidents and Injury Statistics

Most New Yorkers go about their day blissfully unaware that construction accidents are happening around them. Unfortunately, given the many new projects, cranes, scaffolds, and construction sites scattered across Manhattan and the Bronx, construction accident injuries are all too common. If you or a loved one suffers a TBI, broken bone, or other type of injury because of a construction accident, an experienced lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation.

Construction accidents are on the rise

With more than eight million people working and playing in New York City, it’s no wonder that new buildings and businesses are constantly popping up. Yet each new skyscraper, apartment building or restaurant means construction sites with cranes, scaffolding, and materials that pose a danger to workers as well as pedestrians. Consider the following statistics regarding construction accidents and injuries in New York City:

The number of new construction sites in NYC isn’t decreasing any time soon. However, precautions can be taken to reduce the number of pedestrian and worker injuries. Contractors and employers have a duty to ensure they are complying with all safety standards. They should be regularly inspecting equipment, construction sites, harnesses, scaffolding and equipment. Workers should also be aware of their surroundings and report any safety concerns, no matter how minor they may seem.

Get skilled legal guidance from a New York construction accident lawyer

Whether you’re an injured worker or pedestrian, you have the right to seek damages. Contact The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn online to find out more about your legal options, or call us at 718-409-5500.