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Construction workers injured through negligence: Money for what?

On a regular basis, New York City construction workers are seriously hurt because of unsafe conditions on job sites. When the safety of workers is compromised, negligent parties can be held accountable for the injuries that result.

Perhaps the most meaningful part of that accountability comes in the form of money damages that are awarded to injured victims and their families. Those damages can be awarded for multiple reasons.

Physical pain and suffering

Many construction injuries involve severe physical and emotional pain. In some cases, negligent parties can be sued for money damages for the victim's pain and suffering, not just the problems associated with the physical injury.

Lost income and financial difficulties

Workers who get hurt on construction sites can experience a multitude of problems, not the least of which are financial. Some injury lawsuits address the loss of income, accident-related expenses, and other difficulties that can accompany an accident.

Wrongful death: Loss of parental guidance and more

Of course, losing a loved one involves more than just that person's missing future income. In wrongful-death lawsuits involving workers who were killed on the job, claims can involve the loss of parental guidance for children who lost a parent, a loss of companionship for a widowed spouse, and/or other damages.

Your legal rights

If you get hurt while working construction, you or your family should consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible. You need to protect your rights, which include the right to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Note: There are specific rules and timelines that apply to injury claim in New York, so be sure you are aware of those. In general, attorneys who concentrate on representing injured construction workers provide a free, confidential consultation.

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  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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