Are You Limited to Workers' Compensation after a Construction Site Injury? When you have been hurt on a residential or commercial construction site, one of your first steps will typically be to file for benefits under New York Workers' Compensation laws. A good question to ask is whether this is your only recourse after an accident on a . . .
One of the most common causes of injury on a construction site is a fall from a height. That may involve working on roofs, sidewalk bridges, scaffolds or ladders. Because of concerns about the risk of injury to workers on high rise construction projects, the New York legislature enacted Labor Law 240 (the Scaffold Law), which requires an owner or . . .
Most first time callers are not certain whether they have an accident case or Workers' Compensation case through their employer's insurance company or both. Simply stated, through Workers' Compensation if you are injured on the job, you may make a claim for medical expenses, lost wages, and in certain cases an award for a scheduled loss of . . .
Protection gear such as harnesses can possibly save your life when you work at heights. But if your harness is not properly inspected prior to use, you could be putting your life in danger. You must always follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of the gear for inspections and maintenance. You can find some of these recommendations for . . .
Experienced Building Accident Lawyers for Brooklyn Snowy and Icy Conditions | Slippery Sidewalks, Driveways and Parking Lots |Broken Steps, Stairs or Sidewalks | Failure to Shovel| Slip and Fall Accidents In January in Brooklyn, snow and ice are pretty much a given, and can pose a serious risk of injury. Under the law, property owners and . . .
With safety inspections in New York City dropping in the last few years, construction worker injuries and deaths have increased. This downward trend seems to be correlated with a decrease in the number of OSHA Inspectors in New York City and across the state, a new study has found. Construction-related fatalities in the city rose from 17 in 2011 to . . .
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, . . .
Ladder accidents are all too common and canhave different causes. Many painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, and construction workers are injured each year due to accidents involving defective, broken, or improperly placed ladders. Has your ladder fallen? Before your accident did you feel your ladder shift from side to side? Maybe the . . .
Injuries from falls are not uncommon when sidewalk bridges are involved. Sidewalk bridges are constructed along buildings or other tall structures to protect pedestrians from falling objects and to also provide construction workers with a stable environment upon which to work. However, injuries often occur to workers because of a lack of proper . . .
The construction industry has one of the highest worker injury rates of any occupation. Injured workers are almost always entitled to Workers' Compensation which pays for medical expenses and lost wages, however they may also be entitled to money damages from responsible parties, other than their employer such as the owner and general contractor . . .