Most Construction Worker Deaths in New York City Are to Immigrants from Central and South America

In 2015, there were 25 deaths involving construction workers in New York City. Of those 25 deaths, 18 involved immigrants, with 13 being from Central and South America according to a report published in Crain’s New York Business Magazine.

Attorneys who practice construction accident law in New York City are well aware that a large percentage of construction workers are Latin-American immigrants with many countries in Central and South America being represented in the construction worker labor force. These workers often have little control of the dangerous nature of the jobs they perform and are tasked with activities that routinely put them at risk for injury and death. Lawyers in this area of law routinely tell stories of clients who would get fired and/or threatened with deportation if they dared to complain about inadequate safety devices or hazardous working conditions.

The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP are recognized leaders in construction accident law in New York. Our office has handled hundreds of construction accident cases for clients injured or killed on construction sites, particularly workers from Central and South America.

Individuals who have suffered an injury in a construction accident can face a number of hardships. Victims can suffer serious debilitating injuries, such as amputations, severe head trauma, and death. In addition to physical injury, victims of construction accidents may also be forced to deal with financial difficulties, such as lost wages and costly medical bills. Individuals who have suffered any of the aforementioned hardships should seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. The construction accident attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool understand the hardships that victims of construction accidents face, and are committed to securing them proper compensation for their injuries.

Have you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in a construction accident? If so you should not hesitate to contact a successful personal injury attorney, you may have legal recourse. For a free consultation please call 212-406-1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will evaluate your claim to see how we may be able to help you.