As per a 2019 report by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2019, a 2 percent increase from the 5,250 in 2018, and the highest since 2007. The fatal work injury rate was 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, as per a report released in 2018.
Among the types of workers within the construction industry, it emerged that it was the drivers/sales workers and truck drivers who saw the highest occupational fatalities since 2003 at a shocking 1005 occupation fatalities in 2019. Moreover, falls, slips, and trips also increased by 11 percent in 2019.
In terms of the nature of work within the industry, the data suggests that it is fishing and hunting workers followed by logging workers, flight engineers, and roofers who were at the highest risk of work-related fatalities. A comparison between private-sector and government-owned construction work suggested that a higher increase in worker fatalities was observed among private-sector construction workers with a rise of 5 percent in fatalities – the highest since 2007.
Some of the most common causes of construction accidents in New York are as follows:
It is important to remember that the responsibility of the workers’ safety lies on the employer. Any accident due to negligence of the employer holds them accountable.
If you’ve been in a construction accident due to employer negligence, then the you’re entitled to a compensation. In most cases, this settlement offer will be grossly inadequate to compensate for the injuries, and other expenses you may incur immediately and in the long run. Additionally, the compensation might only include the workers’ compensation. But you deserve more.
It’s simple! Hire a construction accident attorney and let them take care of it. A construction accident attorney at Siler and Ingber will understand your long-term needs and the money necessary for your care. When valuing your claim, we will make sure that the compensation covers all the financial expenses and the damage done to your quality of life. A few such components which should be included in your settlement are: