(PRWEB) March 20, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn reported that eight construction workers were critically injured in a fall at a house they were working on in Brooklyn. (8 construction workers injured in Brownsville partial building collapse on Prospect Place, February 26, 2014). According to the report, Fire Department officials said that the men fell from the third to first floor of 1916 Prospect Place in the early afternoon last week.
According to the report, the building was in allegedly decrepit state, and one neighbor said he warned the workers that the building’s structure was unsound before they entered the site. Witnesses expressed their horror as they saw multiple bodies being pulled from the rubble and being rushed off to the hospital. While many of the men suffered serious injuries, none of them has been reported as life threatening.
“I cannot say it enough: construction sites are some of the most dangerous work environments there are, and safety measures need to be taken seriously,” said Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP. “While there are no allegations of negligence at this point, eight men falling through two floors of a building that was apparently visibly decrepit from the street does not bode well. It is extremely fortunate that no one was killed or more seriously injured considering eight men fell from such a height.”
“While we will have to await a report from officials with regard to this accident, injured workers or family members of deceased constructions workers should know that they do have the right to be compensated under the law. Of course, no amount of compensation can bring back a loved one, but families should at least be compensated financially to the greatest extent possible and if construction site owners cause their workers to be injured due to a lack of safety measures, they must be held accountable. Especially while in such a vulnerable state, either nursing an injury or mourning he loss of a loved one, and considering how complex construction safety laws can be, it is essential to consult with an expert attorney who can serve as your guide and advocate in a time of need and get you the maximum compensation possible,” said Munawar.
If you or a loved one has suffered and injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of a construction accident in New York, you should contact a New York Construction Accident lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve.
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