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Recently on this blog we discussed how construction accidents continue to increase in New York City. This sad reality means that many construction workers are at risk of being injured on the job on a daily basis. Improper safety equipment, lack of training and the negligence of others can all cause a workplace accident that results in serious injuries. If you've been hurt in one of these incidences, then you may want to consider legal action.

Construction accidents on the rise in New York City

New York is currently seeing a construction boom. Last year alone the city saw more than 168,000 construction permits issued, with more than 45,000 construction workers carrying out their duties across the city. While this may be good news for the city's economy and those who profit from a building boom, it may pose a great risk to those who work in this industry. This is because federal statistics show that construction work is the most dangerous job in New York. In fact, those statistics indicate that more than one-third of all work-related deaths in New York City are attributable to construction workers.

The basic timeline of a workers' compensation claim

If you work in the construction field in New York, then you know that his year-round industry can be dangerous. Accidents involving scaffolding falls, machinery pinning, and electrical accidents can all leave an unsuspecting worker seriously injured or dead. Those who are fortunate enough to survive such incidents may have a lot to deal with in addition to their physical and mental recovery, including figuring out how to pay for their medical expenses and recoup lost wages.

New York construction accident kills one, injures another

New York City is a hotbed of construction. Just about any time of year, men and women go to work to build and repair our city and our state's roadways and buildings. These workers shouldn't need to worry about their safety, but the sad truth of the matter is that some of these individuals are injured on the job. Being hurt in a construction accident can have serious consequences for those who are harmed, as they may suddenly need to find a way to deal with unexpected medical expenses and lost wages. This is unfair, which is why these individuals are encouraged to seek out workers' compensation benefits.

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