Construction workers have not only difficult and strenuous jobs, but they’re also dangerous. Workers on construction sites can get seriously hurt or even worse.
In a recent construction site accident, one construction worker was left seriously injured while another suffered minor injuries when a deck collapsed at a home that was under construction on Long Island.
According to authorities, both of the injured workers were on the site at a home being built on Desoto Road in Copiague when the deck gave way.
Both workers were pulled from the debris by emergency crews and transported to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries.
The cause of the collapse is still currently under investigation. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also been notified of the deck collapse.
Often it's construction workers who are hurt or lose their lives in accidents on the job when there are building code violations and unsafe work environments. These accidents would likely have been prevented if codes and safety measures were followed.
If you have been hurt in a construction accident, you might be thankful to know that in New Jersey and in New York the laws are very much in favor of injured workers. When looking at your legal options, you need to have an attorney that regularly handles such cases. Also, be sure to ask if your potential legal counsel is prepared to hire the investigators and experts necessary to examine your case.
At the law firm of Goldstein & Bashner, we focus on personal injury and accident lawsuits on Long Island and the greater New York area. We have more than 25 years of experience in regularly handling cases on construction sites and on the job injuries. Our firm is prepared to do all that we can to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. We also want to be there to answer any and all questions you may have regarding the complex issues surrounding your on-the-job accident.
Please call Goldstein & Bashner today at 516-874-7303 or (888) NYLAW12 to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. All cases accepted are on a contingency basis.