Seemingly everyday mishaps can turn deadly at a construction site. In November 2014, a worker was killed when he was struck by a tape measure that had been dropped 500 feet above him. If you ever wondered whether all that safety gear and worksite safety regulations made a difference, now you know.
In New York, the provisions of the Scaffold Law are designed to protect construction workers and passersby from the danger of falling tools, debris and other objects. However, builders and contractors, in a hurry to get the job done quickly and cheaply, sometimes skimp on safety by:
- neglecting to maintain equipment in safe condition,
- failing to issue legally required safety gear or
- not taking the time to make sure that workers understand safety instructions.
If you or a loved one has been hurt at a construction site or if a loved one was killed in a construction accident, you will need the help of the construction accident lawyers at Jacob Oresky & Associates PLLC. Call us to schedule a free consultation at (800) 993-6134.
Construction workers who are hurt may face the dual challenge of paying for bills at a time when there is no paycheck coming in, while trying to recover. The bills add up quickly. Injured workers and their families need quick, efficient compensation to cover all their expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, and disability. Without legal representation, you may not be able to provide adequately for yourself and your family. Workers injured at construction sites are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits, and in many cases entitled to commence law suits to recover money damages for personal injuries. This is in addition to Workers’ Compensation benefits.
Since 1992 our accident attorneys have been getting the best possible settlements or recoveries for construction workers who get hurt because a contractor or subcontractor failed to do everything that the law requires to protect workers. Our accident lawyers were recently recognized by The New York Law Journal for getting some of the top settlements for our clients in the State of New York.
Call us today so that we can go to work for you. Our offices are conveniently located in Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan.