It seems like something is always being built in one of the five boroughs of New York City. The city and its skyline are constantly being redefined. That being said, no matter the finished product’s form or function, construction sites present a host of dangers to workers and others who enter the premises. If you have sustained injuries while on a construction site, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Queens personal injury attorneys to learn what you should know about construction accidents in New York.

How might you be injured in construction accidents in New York?

The number of ways a worker or other person might sustain injuries on a construction site is potentially limitless. However, the following are some of the most common means by which people are hurt:

  • Falls
  • Falling debris
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions or burns
  • Slips and falls
  • Machinery accidents
  • Getting trapped in between materials
  • Trench or ground collapses
  • Getting hit by a vehicle
  • Overexertion

What injuries might you sustain from construction accidents in New York?

Again, the list of possible injuries stemming from workplace accidents is too long to enumerate in this blog. Nonetheless, some of the most frequently reported include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure illnesses
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Eye injury and vision damage
  • Wrongful death

If you or a loved one suffered any of the above-mentioned injuries, you should reach out to George Poulos, Esq. to discuss your next steps.

How can a Queens personal injury attorney help you?

In the Empire State, you have a scant three years, starting from the date of your accident, in which to file a personal injury suit. If you do not do so, you will be forever barred from seeking compensation. By reaching out to a qualified legal professional from our firm, you better prepare yourself for success as you jumpstart the personal injury claims process. Your attorney will ensure that not only do you file in time but that your filings contain enough documentation, in the form of photos, videos, witness statements, doctor’s notes and medical records. He or she will explain your rights and responsibilities as they pertain to your personal injury claim as well as give earnest periodic assessments of your case so that you can plan accordingly. Given the stakes, you can’t afford to go it alone. Please give us a call today.

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.