Construction accident attorneys know that the work just gets more dangerous in winter. Even with wind and ice, the work doesn’t stop and the danger of falls from ladders and scaffolds or other construction accidents gets worse.
- Workers may slip and fall on snow or ice at a construction site.
- Construction workers on roofs may be doubly exposed to the risk of falls when clearing ice off the rooftop or when dealing with ice.
- Workers who are up high on scaffolds or ladders need to be careful because ice can form on the ground below the ladder or on the ladder or scaffold itself.
- Workers doing demolition may be injured in a roof collapse caused by excess snow or ice on the roof.
No matter the weather, contractors and owners have a legal duty to provide construction workers with safe worksites and appropriate safety equipment and training.
If you or a family member has been hurt at work, whether because of the dangers caused by winter storms, or for other causes, you will need the help of an experienced construction accident lawyer, like those at Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC.
Every case is different, every case is important, and we treat all our clients with the respect they deserve. We have been helping construction workers get the compensation they deserve for many years and have a long track record of success.* We speak Spanish, and our offices are conveniently located in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 993-6134.
*Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome.