A look at statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (a division of the U.S. Department of Labor) for 2013 demonstrates general trends in the area of fatal work-related accidents:
- The total number of occupational injuries leading to death was 56.
- Construction accidents were a major portion of the total.
- Fifteen work fatalities were due to violence.
- Another 15 were due to falls, slips or trips.
- Eleven had to do with transportation or trade.
- Taxi drivers and chauffeurs were included in the occupational transportation fatalities number.
- Ninety-three percent of the work fatality victims were males.
If your husband, father, son, wife, mother or daughter was killed on the job in New York City, you may take little or no consolation in knowing that others died in similar circumstances. However, the causes of workplace accidents sometimes point to likely legal remedies. For example, construction accidents may present opportunities to bring claims against building owners. Labor laws in New York spell out the responsibility building owners have to ensure premises are kept safe for people on site, including construction workers.
After you have lost a family member to a fatal workplace injury, your selection of a lawyer is an important step toward recovery. An attorney with a track record of successful outcomes can put your mind at ease. Emotionally, a successful wrongful death claim helps many people who have lost loved ones to know that responsible parties will be held responsible. Financially, a successful wrongful death claim can provide funds to pay for funeral and burial costs and to replace lost wages for a lifetime.
After A Fatal Workplace Injury In New York City, Contact The Law Office Of Richard M. Kenny
Call (646) 808-3785 to schedule a no-obligation, no-fee consultation with a work accident attorney at our New York City plaintiff’s law firm.