Construction injuries in New York City and elsewhere often put an injured worker in a position of reliance on workers' compensation benefits. The family may have to struggle to maintain its prior standard of living after a key member suffers construction injuries. That is why every effort must be made by the individual or members of his or her family to stay informed and on top of the benefits process as it unfolds.
Fall injuries are among the most common for construction workers. A recent example is that of a 49-year-old worker who was critically injured when he fell from one floor to the level below in a building under construction. The man had been laying sheet metal on the sixth floor when he fell to the fifth floor.