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Did You Know?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Out of 4,188 worker fatalities in  a recent year, 17.9% happened at a construction site. These deaths could have easily been avoided. These incidents can be attributed to negligence or faulty hardware.

Construction and Work Site Accidents



Every worker deserves a safe place in which to work.  The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has regulations that are designed to insure a safe work place for all workers.  In New York, since construction sites are much more dangerous than most work places, New York has its own laws to protect workers.


In New York, General Contractors (GC) and Owners of construction sites are requires to provide reasonably safe work sites. When a worker uses a ladder,  a scaffold, or works is a high place, special laws may hold the GC and Owner of the construction site strictly liable for the injuries sustained by the worker. 


Injury issues to seek legal help can be any of the following:


       - Scaffolding Falls

       - Crane Accidents

       - Electrical Accidents

       - Fall from High Floors

       - Electric Saw

       - Ladder Falls

       - Head Injury

       - Toxic Exposure / Fumes

       - Trench Injury


In situations where the equipment being used is not reasonably safe do to carelessness, cost-cutting or time-saving measures, the GC and Owner should be held responsible for the injuries sustained by the worker.


Injuries sustained at construction sites usually have grave and devastating consequences.  In extreme cases, the worker may not be able to return to work.  In such cases, the damages must include money for retraining and education as well as money to compensate the worker for losing the ability to return to work as a construction worker.


If you  have been injured on the job while working in the construction industry, call us immediately so that we can promptly conduct an investigation of the work site.  You will not owe us anything if you do not recover money damages in your case.  Let our dedication and experience work for you.


According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Out of 4,188 worker fatalities in  a recent year, 17.9% happened at a construction site. These deaths could have easily been avoided. These incidents can be attributed to negligence or faulty hardware. OSHA calls these deaths the “Fatal Four”

       - Slip and Falls
       - Electrocutions due to negligence or faulty manufacturing
       - Trapped in or in-between machinery

OSHA reported the top ten violations in workplace standards in a recent two year period. Among the many found on the list OSHA found that many construction workplaces weren’t up to standards with electrical components, proper wiring, and fall protection. Most individual would and should check with their employer for any worker’s compensation that may be available. However, in the case of negligence or faulty machinery, you may be eligible for compensation from

       - An equipment manufacturer that produced faulty equipment
       - A negligent construction site owner
       - A negligent co-worker

If you or someone you love has been severely injured or if someone you know died at the hand’s of another’s negligence, don’t wait. Our lawyers may be able to help!



Did you know?
OSHA recently reported that as many as 13 people die per day at a construction site.

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