When you were a child growing up in New York, your parents may have insisted you wear a safety helmet when you rode your bike or skateboard. It may have seemed uncomfortable or uncool, but if you ever took a spill, you may have appreciated the protection.
Working in the construction industry is not without its risks. That is one reason safety equipment is mandated when working in a construction zone and why strict safety rules are in place at construction zones. Regardless of precautions taken, accidents can still happen in New York. A recent accident took the life of a construction worker in Queens. Workers' compensation exists to help workers and their families in case of accidents.