A construction site can be an extremely hazardous workplace. Construction workers are challenged to be aware of their surroundings at all times. They need to watch out for falling objects, be aware of moving hazards, while getting the job done with excellence and precision. If you or a loved one has suffered a construction related injury, contact our team right away.
Ladder & Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding must be properly constructed and maintained in order to ensure that it is safe to use. If requirements are not carefully followed, it can lead to devastating accidents that may cause permanent injuries or even death.
Falls from ladders on construction sites in New York can cause severe and permanent injuries for construction workers, even fatalities in more severe circumstances. Even if the accident does not result in death, construction workers may be left with lifelong injuries that can negatively impact their ability to work or take care of themselves and their families.
Crane operators are required to have extensive training to ensure proper operation and many safety precautions need to be taken when using a crane. Operators along with the workers in surrounding areas need to be extremely careful and aware of the machinery in order to avoid causing a crane accident.
Cranes are one of the many pieces of equipment on a construction site that must be set up, maintained, and operated correctly in order to use them safely. Although they are an essential part of many construction projects, they can lead to serious accidents if their cargo falls or if they collapse altogether.
Falling Objects & Hazards
A construction site is a dangerous place by nature and potential accidents are difficult to predict. Falling objects at a construction site are one of these dangers. Unfortunately, even the impact of a small object can cause severe head trauma as well as wrongful death. Ceiling collapses or loose tiles are also a danger and source of potential falling objects. Falling object injuries can range from mild to life altering. Our firm is here to help you throughout this difficult time and assist you and your family.
Unsafe Work Site
A construction site can be an extremely hazardous work place. In addition to the construction worker, the people responsible for the worker’s safety have an obligation to ensure all safety measures are in place. If sites are not properly maintained and managed, great risks become even greater. Construction sites that do not take proper safety precautions, do not provide safety equipment, or fail to train their employees, can cause injuries to all people on the job.
Defective Machines at Construction Sites
If you are injured while using defective or unsafe equipment, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation and not just workers’ compensation benefits. Most accidents involving dangerous equipment are caused by a failure to maintain the equipment in good condition. It is the responsibility of the owner of the equipment to maintain it properly