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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Sedan on the Bronx River Parkway

Bronx, NYC - A male pedestrian was fatally struck by a 25-year-old driver of a 2019 Nissan sedan, while crossing the Bronx River Parkway at around 3:50 a.m. on May 30. The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, sustained...

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More Than a Dozen Injured After MTA Bus Crashes Into Brooklyn Building

Brooklyn, NYC - More than a dozen people were injured after an out-of-control B49 MTA bus crashed into a building at the Prospect Lefferts Garden near Bedford Avenue and Lincoln Road at around 2:00 p.m. on June 7. The bus dri...

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Teen Passenger Dies, 4 Others Injured as Tesla Crashes in Brooklyn Assisted-Living Center

Brooklyn, NYC - An 18-year-old passenger of a speeding Tesla died and four others were injured after the luxury electric car crashed into an assisted-living center on Strickland Avenue at around 12 midnight...

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Queens Woman Dies of Her Injuries After Being Struck by SUV

Queens, NYC - An 82-year-old Queens woman died of her injuries two days after being struck by a 43-year-old woman driving a 2020 grey Chevrolet Traverse at the intersection of Corporal Kennedy Street and 43rd Avenue in Bayside at around...

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1 Dead, Several Others Injured in Long Island Car Crash Involving Drunk Driver

Long Island, NYC - One person died and several others were injured after a 2016 Toyota Corolla, with a 27-year-old female drunk driver behind the wheel, struck multiple parked cars on Front Street and Hendrickson Aven...

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Pedestrian Dies as Sedan Strikes Him on the Bronx River Parkway

Bronx, NYC - An unidentified pedestrian was fatally struck by a 25-year-old driver of a 2019 Nissan sedan on the Bronx River Parkway at around 3:25 a.m. on May 30. The victim attempted to cross near Westchester Avenue when the drive...

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Mustang Driver Injured Following a Truck Collision in New York

Maybrook, NY - One man was injured following a collision that involved a silver Ford Mustang and a tractor-trailer on Interstate 84 in Maybrook at around 10:15 p.m. on May 24. The Mustang driver was pinned inside the car as the vehic...

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Queens, NY Construction Injury Lawyer

Anyone who works in the construction industry probably knows the dangers that come with the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers is injured every year on the construction site.

There is a high likelihood of being injured on the job and that is why you need to have a fallback plan should anything happen to you. This will mean looking for the best personal injury attorney Queens, NY. Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. has professional attorneys who are more than capable of handling construction injury related cases even if it means going to trial.  

Common Injuries  

Before you can decide to look for a construction injury attorney, it is important to be aware of some of the common construction-related injuries.  

According to the CDC, falls constitute about 22% of all the reported construction injuries reported in a year. This makes it the most common injury associated with working on a construction site. Falls can happen off of scaffolding, on floor surfaces, and off of roofs and ladders. It is easy to assume that falling isn’t covered by insurance unless through negligence but it is indeed covered.  

When it comes to claims, fall-protection is the most violated OSHA standard. It can be confusing how to go about the whole procedure and that is why Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. is there to help. Working with us gives you access to a specialized attorney who is well conversant with construction injury cases. The other types of injuries that occur on the construction site include:  

Machine and Equipment Related Accidents
Heavy machinery if left unattended or not carefully operated can cause fatal injuries on the construction site. Mistakes can still happen even if the machines follow the proper safety procedures. A forklift could cause an injury because of a malfunction, or a dumpster could fall unexpectedly. You are entitled to compensation if the accident occurred because the equipment and machinery were not kept in good condition.  

Falling Objects  
The construction site will always be prone to falling objects. It can be caused by loosely fitted metal and sometimes the construction materials. Such objects could cause serious damages to the workers even if they are wearing protective gear.  

Crashed Between Objects
This kind of accident can result in serious injuries and sometimes death. It is highly unlikely for someone to return to the same job if they’ve experienced such an accident. It can happen when the construction worker is crashed against the wall or between large vehicles. It is important to be vigilant on the construction site by wearing protective and reflective clothing at all times.  

Preventing Accidents on the Construction Site  

The best way of preventing accidents is by taking a proactive approach. The staff needs to be educated on the safety measures put in place and also how to operate the machinery. It is also the work of the employer to ensure that the workers are in good health so that mistakes are not made because of being fatigued while on the job.  

Regular Inspections
This can prevent falls from happening by educating the employees of the different safety restraints. There should be a harness if the project involves being more than six feet off the ground.  

The ladders should also be up to code standard and can securely manage the load being placed on them. There should be signage warning people of slippery surfaces.  

Safety Gear  
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that the safety gear meets proper standards. This is especially important for helmets and hardhats. This is because they are supposed to prevent head injuries which can be very serious for a person to sustain. As a construction worker, you should also invest in high-quality boots, gloves, and safety glasses.  

Follow Safety Guidelines 
Some people only start taking notice of the safety guidelines after being a victim or going through a scare. Those charts on the wall aren’t for decoration. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most reported case is back complaints. This because a lot of workers don’t follow the guidelines when it comes to the actual work.  

What to Do When You You Get Hurt

Once you have gotten the treatment, the next thing you should be looking for is an experienced Queens, NY construction injury attorney to make sure you’re getting the justice that you deserve. This will ensure that you have the money to pay the medical bills and readjust depending on the severity of the injuries. If it is an injury at work, you should make sure that you’re notifying the employer. According to the law, most injury cases should be reported within 7 days after they happen.  

What Happens After Filing A Claim?

It is important to inform the medical professional that the injury was work-related. This is because the doctor might need to send you to a specific person based on the insurance plan although it rarely happens. Make sure you’re keeping track of the paperwork the moment you first seek medical attention. The medical bills should be properly filed as you will need them when filing for the claim.  

The next step will be for the insurance provider to open a claim for the benefits. The carrier usually uses the doctor’s report and firsthand information in determining if there is merit in the compensation claim. If the victim qualifies for a compensation, the employer and the insurance provider will come up with an agreement on the amount based on all the contributing and resulting factors. There are occasions where the claims can be denied. If that is the case, you can always seek outside legal counsel.  

You don’t have to suffer in silence when you know too well that you deserve justice for the pain and anguish that has been caused by an accident. If you’re looking for Queens, NY construction attorneys that will walk with you through the process, don’t hesitate to reach out to Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C.  

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