Slip and fall injuries on construction sites can be caused by many things and occur even more often when the weather is poor. Construction work during the winter can become even more dangerous because ice can build up on ramps, walkways, scaffolding or sidewalk bridges and cause falls. Dripping snow and ice can freeze over and may cause floors, ladders, passageways and stairs to become wet, and slippery. Under Section 241(6) of New York’s Labor Law, contractors and owners must keep construction worksites safe for plumbers, painters, carpenters, electricians, and all construction workers. The worksite includes the areas where the actual construction takes place, as well as floors or walkways to and from the work area. One of the purposes of the “Safe Place to Work Law” is to prevent slip and fall accidents. It requires owners and contractors to remove ice and snow from job sites or barricade the exposed area, even during ongoing storms.
If you have been injured while working in construction due to a slip and fall at the job site because of snow or ice on a ramp, pathway, stairs, ladders, or scaffold you should call an experienced law firm that has litigated construction site accidents for over 25 years. While Workers’ Compensation will pay for medical bills and lost wages, you may also be entitled to commence a law suit for personal injuries, pain, suffering and medical expenses under certain circumstances. Do not wait too long to find out. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident find out your rights by calling a legal team with a proven track record.
At the law offices of Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we offer more than 25 years of legal experience to accident victims that have been injured in slip and fall accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars for construction workers injured in all types of construction accidents:
- $7.5 Million Dollar Settlement for a construction worker who fell from a sidewalk bridge.
- $4.4 Million awarded to a worker who was not provided with proper safety equipment and was injured in a fall.
- $4.1 Million verdict for injured construction worker that fell from a beam.
- $4 Million awarded to painter that fell through a display case at a store under renovation.
- $850,000 settlement for construction worker that was injured in slip and fall on snow and ice.
Our personal injury law firm serves clients throughout New York City’s five boroughs (the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island), Westchester County, and Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau Counties.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us at 718- 993-9999 or send us an e-mail to schedule your FREE consultation. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis so there is no upfront cost to you. We only get paid when the liable defendants settle your case, or we win money damages at trial.