Construction is among the most dangerous type of work in our country. The construction industry accounted for the highest number of deadly work injuries in a recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Records of construction injuries show that they may result from falls, falling objects, motor vehicle accidents, faulty equipment, exposure to electricity, and many other causes.
Construction workers in New York and New Jersey should be able to rely on the workers’ compensation system to provide benefits if they are injured at a work-site. However, workers’ compensation alone is often not enough to cover an injured construction worker’s losses. In some cases, additional types of compensation may be available, and additional legal action is necessary to hold liable parties accountable.
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