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A history of construction workers' compensation

Workers' compensation is important for employees of all kind, but when talking about workers' compensation, construction workers are likely to pop up in the conversation if not dominate the conversation altogether. This is because construction workers face high risks and serious danger on a more constant basis than most workers, and construction worker injuries tend to be much more serious than injuries suffered by workers in other industries.

The dangerous history of construction workers has been well-documented throughout the years. For example, back in 2012 there more than 4,000 documented worker fatalities, nearly 20 percent of which occurred in the construction industry. To put that into perspective, almost one-fifth of all worker fatalities throughout the entire year came from one industry. Additionally, construction workers ranked seventh out of all industries in nonfatal health issues that required time off work for recovery.

The good news for construction workers is that workers' compensation benefits have a history of working in favor of workers injured in the construction industry. The industry may rank very highly in risk and injury, but the assistance recovered from workers' compensation benefits has been equally well documented throughout the years. The average recovery from fall injuries across all industries was just higher than $50,000. However, for construction workers such as roofers and carpenters, the costs were nearly twice that, between $97,000 and $106,000.

Just because workers' compensation has a history of working well for construction workers, it does not mean that construction workers cannot benefit from legal assistance when it comes to workers' compensation claims. Injured construction workers may receive an offer from their employer's insurance company, but this offer may be lower than the compensation that the victim deserves, especially considering the caps that New York places on benefits. Consulting with an attorney can help you ensure that you receive benefits that are appropriate for the level of injury that you have suffered.

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  • A 43 year old ironworker who fell four stories and sustained injuries to his ankle while installing a staircase settled his claim for $1,500,000.00. The accident was due to the failure of the building owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work.
  • A construction worker operating an asphalt roller settled his case for $525,000.00 when the edge of the roadway he was paving collapsed into a trench being dug by a subcontractor causing him to sustain injuries to his leg.
  • A 54 year old commuter settled his case against the NYCTA for $1,200,000.00. when he tripped and fell on a subway platform due to the pavement being in disrepair, causing him to fall forward and to strike his head on a train pulling into the station.
  • The estate of a 64 year old woman received a settlement of $425,000.00 after she was struck and killed by a speeding tractor trailer while crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond Terrace and Port Richmond Avenue.
  • A $1,200,000.00 settlement was reached on behalf of a 54 year old man from Staten Island, New York, who, while in the course of his employment as a bus driver, was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway and caused to suffer injuries to his back and neck as well as a fractured rib and fractured pelvis.
  • A 47-year-old building superintendent who sustained injuries to his head and right side of his body due to a tripping hazard at his job site received a settlement of $300,000.00 from the electrical company performing work at the site.
  • A 43 year old construction worker was caused to sustain injuries to his back, shoulder and hand when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and dropped 8 floors. He received $350,000.00 in the settlement of his claim against the building owner, maintenance company and elevator company.
  • The administrator of the estate of a 69 year old man who suffered stage four pressure sores while a patient at a Queens nursing home settled the case for $400,000.00 after the man died.
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