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What You Need To Know About Scaffold Accidents 

Falls in the construction industry can be fatal. These dangerous accidents can occur when a worker falls from unsafe scaffolding. The following are injuries that can occur in a scaffold accident: Broken bones Eye injuries Soft tissue damage Traumatic brain injuries Spinal cord damage Nerve damage Head and neck injuries Concussions Back injuries Organ damage Amputations Paralysis Wrongful death If you are injured in a scaffold accident, you will typically assert a claim under workers’ compensation. You may also be...

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What Are My Legal Options After a Forklift Accident at a Construction Site?

Forklifts are critical to construction work. They are also potentially dangerous pieces of machinery. In New York, where construction work is ongoing 24/7/365, a certain number of construction accidents are inevitable. When people are hurt or killed in such accidents, New York personal injury law provides a remedy. It’s important that you vigorously pursue this remedy, however, because personal injury claims don’t enforce themselves. The Prevalence of Forklift Accidents According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), tens of...

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What Should I Do After a Scaffold Fall During a Construction Project?

Scaffolding accidents are common causes of injuries and death in the construction industry. When a worker falls from a scaffold and is injured in Queens, they may have multiple legal options for receiving compensation for their scaffolding injury. A Queens construction accident lawyer can explain what to do next after falling from a scaffold to protect your right to fair compensation for your injuries and damages. Until then, read on for insight into what your legal options are after this...

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Labor Law 240(1) and How It Relates to Ladder Collapses While Painting at Buildings

Construction accidents are unfortunately common. In 2022, New York City reported 554 injuries and 10 fatalities in the construction industry. The majority of accidents are related to worker falls. Painters often use ladders and scaffolding when performing their jobs. Scaffolding and ladder collapse while painting at buildings can result in severe injuries, life-threatening conditions, and permanent impairments. New York Labor Law §240(1) provides added protection for painters and other construction workers injured on the job.  How Does N.Y. Labor Law...

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What Are Your Rights if You Are Injured by a Falling Object at a Construction Site?

Construction work is a dangerous occupation. Workers are at a high risk of being injured or killed on construction sites. Roughly 20% of fatal workplace accidents happen on construction sites. Therefore, New York has strict labor laws that protect construction workers from falling objects. Unfortunately, falling objects remain a common cause of injuries and deaths on construction sites. Common Causes of Falling Objects on Bronx Construction Sites Falling objects on construction sites happen for many reasons. Common causes of falling...

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Common Injuries After Roof Accidents

It doesn’t take an expert to discern that roofing work can be dangerous. After all, you are working high above the ground on a precarious structure that contains plenty of potential for an accident. Beyond falling, roofers can also be hit with construction equipment and are even at risk of being electrocuted. If you or a loved one works in the roofing industry — or frequently engages in roof repair tasks around the house — it may help to know...

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What To Do After Falling Off a Roof in the Bronx

One of the most significant dangers of construction accidents is the possibility of falling off a roof. In fact, falling on a construction site is the most frequently cited OSHA standard violation in 2021. Construction work can be dangerous, which is partly why it accounts for nearly half of all fatal occupational injuries. However, this does not relieve parties from the responsibility of providing a safe work environment. If you were injured in a fall from a roof in the...

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What Are the Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites in New York?

Construction accidents in New York State can often be attributed to negligence in some shape or form. This negligence could include the usage of improper materials and tools, unsafe working conditions, or a lack of mandated safety procedures. When negligence occurs on a construction site, the results can be catastrophic. If you work in construction or have a loved one in the industry, it is essential to learn more about the common causes of accidents on construction sites in New...

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Queens, NY?

A total of 4.26 million workers in the United States were injured on the job and required medical attention in 2021, according to the National Safety Council. This does not account for fatal accidents, which the U.S. Department of Labor claims take the life of one worker every 101 minutes.  These statistics represent injuries across all industries, but the construction industry is especially prone to injury and fatal accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies those individuals who work in...

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How Many Construction Workers Die on Average Each Year?

Construction accident statistics clearly demonstrate that construction worksites are dangerous places. They are frequently the location of fatal accidents with all manner of causes. Increasing regulatory oversight and stiff penalties for safety violations have helped reduce accidents over the years. However, construction site deaths remain common. For the past few years, annual deaths in the industry have been at or near 1000. What Are Common Causes of Fatal Construction Accidents? In the construction industry, a sizable percentage of all fatal...

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