Long Island and Nassau County Construction Accident Injury Lawyers Seeking Justice for Accident and Injury Victims
Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations
Working construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in New York, and indeed, in the United States. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are more than 11 million construction workers who build and maintain roads, houses, office buildings, and other physical infrastructure. As NIOSH recognizes, construction work includes jobs and conditions that are very dangerous — deep excavations, working at great elevations in hazardous wind or weather conditions, extreme noise, unhealthy dust levels, use of power tools and heavy machinery, exposure to possible electrocution — and often in confined spaces. Although only about 8 percent of U.S. workers work construction, the industry accounts for 22 percent of the workplace fatalities in the U.S.
Construction injury claims number in the millions
Despite being heavily regulated by safety standards and laws, the construction industry still sees numerous workplace accidents every year. According to the most recent data available (2007) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than four million people were victims of a workplace injury or illness in the U.S.
Construction sites are particularly dangerous, and accidents happen. When those accidents result from negligence or carelessness, Long Island law firm Michael Sepe, LLC advocates for injured victims. Our construction accident lawyers regularly handle claims involving situations such as the following:
- Falls from heights despite the use of safety equipment
- Accidents caused by misuse of heavy machinery or construction vehicles
- Accidents caused by faulty machinery or power tools
- Failure to comply with safety regulations mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Lack of proper training or proper equipment
- Wrongful death
Recovering adequate compensation
There are significant limits to workers compensation benefit coverage. Sometimes these benefits don’t adequately compensate the full costs of an injury. For example, emotional damages such as pain and suffering are not covered under workers compensation. People catastrophically injured on the job should consult a Nassau County attorney from Michael Sepe, LLC who can help you obtain the maximum compensation possible. Furthermore, if your construction accident resulted from gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing, a personal injury lawsuit is the only method by which you can collect punitive damages.
Pragmatic and effective construction accident attorneys are ready to support you
With our advanced knowledge of personal injury and construction accident law, the lawyers of Michael Sepe, LLC are well prepared to represent your claim. We invite you to call 516-766-0477 or contact us online today to schedule a free case evaluation.
Michael Sepe, LLC represents clients located on Long Island and throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York County (Manhattan), Queens County, Kings County (Brooklyn), Richmond County (Staten Island), Westchester County and the rest of New York. We are easily accessible from the Rockville Centre Long Island Rail Road station.