There are many different aspects of construction projects in New York and there are many workers that may be at a construction site at one time. That is why it is so important that all workers and construction companies follow the safety rules and regulations. If they do not workers who may not even be involved with a particular project may end up being injured as a result of a construction accident. Some of these injuries can be very severe as well and cause significant medical and financial hardships for the worker.
This unfortunately recently happened to a construction worker who was struck by a steel plate. It hit him just below the knees and severed both of his legs. The worker was also forced into a hole which was approximately 10 feet deep. Responding officers were able to reach him and apply tourniquets to try and stop the bleeding. The worker was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. While it does not appear to be life threatening, the worker's life will be changed forever because of this accident.
These types of construction accidents can be particularly devastating for not only the workers, but also their families. After an accident like that, the worker may never be able to work again or at least for a very long time. It also will require significant amounts of medical treatment and rehabilitation. So, in addition to not being able to do many physical activities they were accustomed to doing, they will also lose income and incur significant medical bills. The injured workers may also be entitled to compensation. This compensation could pay for the medical bills, lost income and other damages.
Unfortunately there are many construction workers in New York who suffer injuries as a result of accidents at the job site. Many of these workers will require significant medical treatment and be unable to work as a result. That is why it is so important that they receive compensation for the damages caused by the accident. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating these injuries can be and may be a useful resource.