In New York City, you can’t go hardly anywhere without seeing a construction zone. While employees and employers do whatever it takes to maintain safe working conditions, there are times when accidents occur.
A building collapse is one of the most serious types of construction accidents, as this can injure or kill more than one person in an instant.
Some of the most common causes of building collapses include:
- Malfunctioning hoists or scaffolding
- Defective construction materials
- Damage to existing materials, such as rot
- Engineering error
- Poor supervision, thus leading to a lack of safety equipment or other similar mistakes
When a building collapses, it’s important that anyone involved in the accident is immediately treated for injuries.
At our law firm, we’ve worked with many people who have been injured by a building collapse (among other types of construction accidents). While these people are faced with many challenges, there are steps they can take to improve their life and put this accident in the past.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a building collapse, you shouldn’t wait to learn more about your legal rights.
While your health always comes first, you need to know the steps you can take to receive compensation. You may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. You may also be able to file a lawsuit against a negligent party.
In the end, the thing that matters most is that you take care of your health and then seek the compensation you need to make a recovery and regain control of your life.