Large-Scale Construction Projects on Long Island Could Lead to Increased Risk for Workers

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Development executives have almost $7 billion worth of construction projects that are currently underway across Long Island. The highly anticipated reconstruction of the asphalt surrounding the Nassau Coliseum is considered to be an essential development for the area. The “Nassau Hub” plans to include 500 housing units, 800,000 square feet of office space and restaurants, as well as retail, hotel, and parking garage structures.

Nassau County officials worked with the construction partners at RXR Realty and Onexim Entertainment Group to create a conceptual blueprint that will be reviewed by the Town of Hempstead in the coming weeks. With approval from the local government, developers hope to break ground in the early half of 2021. Though the Nassau Hub is an exciting project that reimagines the expansive space surrounding the Coliseum, the construction of such a sizable and eclectic property brings with it a substantial risk for the construction workers at the site.

Construction Workers Face High Risk for Workplace Injuries

Construction sites are especially dangerous environments for workers.  Construction tools and machinery such as cranes, hoists, and forklifts have the potential to cause devastating accidents and catastrophic injuries. Additionally, the recurrent tasks that often encompass workdays at a construction site could cause repetitive stress injuries to areas such as the back, neck, and joints throughout the body.

Many Nassau County residents may seek employment as construction workers at the Nassau Hub once renovations begin. It is important to be aware that injuries sustained by workers on the job can result in considerable physical and financial losses that the owner or contractor of the property could be liable to provide compensation for. If the employer displayed negligence in the safety of employees, and it resulted in personal injuries, it is possible to seek recovery for damages sustained in an accident.

How a Nassau County Construction Accident Attorney Could Help

There are many types of damages that could be recovered in a construction injury case. An experienced Nassau County construction accident lawyer could help you understand the best way to approach your case to maximize the compensation received for your injuries. There are important deadlines, paperwork, and legal nuances that could be challenging while suffering from physical strain and mental anguish caused by a construction site injury. Having effective legal counsel on your side could allow you the time to build a valid lawsuit.

If you or a loved one were involved in a construction accident, it is important to contact the proper authorities and consult a lawyer right away. The attorneys at Goldstein & Bashner have years of experience representing construction workers who have sustained severe injuries on the job. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our professional construction accident lawyers.

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