Construction Accidents on the Rise

Adam Rossol

Adam Rossol | Personal Injury Attorney, Spar & Bernstein

New York City has seen an unusually high number of fatal construction accidents this year.  According to a recent article in The New York Times, eight construction-related fatalities have been reported so far this year—as many as were reported in all of 2014 and more than twice the number reported in 2013.   Non-fatal accidents have also risen dramatically over recent years, up 24% from 2013 to 2014, according to the most recent data from the city’s Buildings Department.  Despite the labor laws and safety measures in place, construction workers face a greater risk of work-related accidents than employees in nearly every other U.S. industry.  Under New York law, any employee injured on the job is eligible to receive workers’ compensation.  However, many of these accidents occur because of the violation of safety laws by contractors or property owners. The construction accident attorneys at Spar & Bernstein believe those not following safety laws should be held accountable in order to protect the rights and well being of New York construction workers.  Construction accident injuries tend to have a grave impact on the rest of your life, typically resulting in devastating effects on not only the victim, but also their family.  A Brooklyn client of Adam Rossol’s was on a job site where he was struck by a fallen object and ultimately needed neck surgery with a lengthy recovery time.  The surgery alone was a costly procedure, not to mention his loss of wages, which would put his family in a bind.   Attorney Rossol, a Super Lawyer Rising Star for three years in a row, obtained a settlement for our client and his family of $1.3 million.  If you or a family member has been hurt in a construction-related accident, contact the construction accident attorneys at Spar & Bernstein to discuss your case.