Brooklyn, NY – Worker Injured in Accident on Fulton StNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (August 3, 2020) – A workplace accident left one person seriously injured in New York on Saturday, according to reports. Just after 11:50 a.m., on August 1, the New York Police and Fire Departments were requested at the site of an accident on Fulton Street.
Reports show that a transit worker was performing maintenance on the J/Z line at the Alabama Avenue Station located on Fulton Street near the intersection with Alabama Avenue when a wire basket fell on top of their head. The worker sustained serious injuries in the incident. The victim was first provided treatment at the scene and rushed to Jamaica Hospital for further assistance. At this time, the police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident.
Workplace Accidents in New York
Every day, millions of people across New York State go to their place of employment. Workers who report to construction sites are often at an increased risk of suffering from devastating injuries in accidents. The truth is, construction sites are often unpredictable, which increases the chances of workers being harmed on the job. Nearly 45% of victims fatally injured are over the age of 55. Although numerous accidents result in fatal injuries for workers involved, tens of thousands of workers throughout the country are left with life-altering injuries from workplace accidents.
On the job injuries impact the lives of thousands of victims annually in the United States. In many cases, dangerous working conditions can result in life-threatening injuries. There are far too many instances where people are injured on properties due to the negligent and reckless actions of property owners. Unsafe conditions, malfunctioning tools and equipment, and various other circumstances can result in life-altering injuries. It is crucial for businesses are able to recognize the risks on their property and proactively address safety measures.
For example, property owners with pools need to ensure they are blocked off completely with fencing, have non-slip decking, adequate toy storage, and proper coverings. Dangerous animals need to be leashed or and properties should be posted to let others know of the potential dangers. Trampolines and even treehouses both present serious risks for guests. When victims sustain injuries on the job, it is crucial that they contact a workplace accident attorney in New York to get the justice they deserve.
For over four decades, our team at Metro Law has helped countless victims protect their legal rights and collect the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. Our personal injury attorneys in New York work diligently to ensure victims are in the best position possible to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Contact our New York injury accident attorneys at (800) 469-6476 to get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.