On behalf of Jeff Antin of Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, Attorneys at Law posted in Construction Accidents on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
The construction industry can be dangerous and is rife with injury. Manhattan construction workers operate heavy tools and equipment on a daily basis. Even while wearing hard hats and appropriate safety gear, devastating accidents can happen. One seemingly minor misstep can lead to construction site accidents that result in very serious injuries. However, even when physical damages obtained while working on a construction site are not life-threatening, they can still lead to loss of wages and expensive medical care.
A pipe fitter had to be rescued recently after a hammer was said to have fallen on his head. He was about two stories above the ground fixing the pipes in a building when the accident occurred. It is unclear if someone else was working with him and what caused the tool to fall in the first place. Emergency personnel were called to provide medical assistance and rescue the pipe fitter from his raised position. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
If doctors find that the pipe fitter has a major concussion or discover other serious head injuries, he will likely be out of work for a great deal of time. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to construction site accidents, you certainly understand that loss of income is a great burden and seeking compensation for your injuries can be a difficult and taxing process. Having an attorney help you understand the best course of action to take can often be a huge benefit to those who are injured.
Source: RTV6, “Fire crews perform rope rescue for injured construction worker near Capitol,” August 8, 2013