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Construction Accidents

Construction is a dangerous business, but it shouldn’t be. There are more fatalities and injuries in the construction business in the United States than in any other industry. New York labor laws were enacted to protect construction workers from accidents that occur at the work site, but many employers do not pay the attention necessary to make their work sites safe. And when they don’t pay attention, these are just some of the types of accidents that can happen:

  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Electrocution
  • Machinery accidents
  • Malfunctioning tools
  • Inadequate railings
  • Unsafe or dangerous equipment
  • Failure to use protective gear
  • Falls from a ladder
  • Falls from a hoist, harness or sling
  • Struck by debris or falling objects
  • Run over by operating equipment
  • Welding accidents
  • Building collapse
  • Structure collapse
  • Defective ramps
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Toxic exposure
  • Explosions

 

Construction workers in New York are exposed on a daily basis to severe and debilitating injuries from exposed power lines, toxic chemicals, falling objects, defective scaffolding, slippery surfaces, inadequate safety devices, inadequate railings and faulty or inadequate protective gear. New York labor laws require construction companies to implement safety standards and have their sites inspected by safety engineers. Responsible parties can include the general contractor, subcontractor, safety inspectors, design engineers or architects for their failure to ensure safe working conditions, as well as equipment and machinery manufacturers if their products were defectively-designed or lacked proper safety guards & warnings. In some cases, construction site managers and general contractors or subcontractors may have to pay compensation if they neglected to follow OSHA standards, or if they did not train or adequately supervise workers.

If you or someone you know was injured or died in a construction accident, it is extremely important to hire an attorney who not only knows the law thoroughly, but also has the experience to be able to uncover any and all opportunities for compensation for an injured or deceased worker and his or her family.

The construction industry has many rules and regulations. If you were injured in a construction accident, our New York City law firm will thoroughly pursue every possible avenue to ease your burden and obtain maximum compensation for you and your family.

Only experienced construction accident lawyers can properly advise you of all your legal options. Contact Sullivan Law Firm if you have suffered an accident while working construction. Sullivan Law has successfully represented the interests of injured construction workers and obtained significant compensation for workers injured in all types of construction accidents.

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