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Unsafe Construction Work Equipment

Unsafe Construction Work EquipmentHave you been injured on a job site in New York City because of unsafe construction work equipment? If so, it’s critical to understand your legal rights and options. You may have the right to recover compensation through a workers’ comp claim or a lawsuit against a negligent party. The experienced construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, LLC can help you get every cent you deserve.

Since 1992, our award-winning legal team has been a fierce advocate for injured construction workers across all five boroughs and the greater New York City area. We take on powerful insurance companies, tough employers, and other well-funded adversaries and win big for our clients, time and time again.

Our results speak for themselves. We’ve won over $400 Million (and counting) in financial benefits, settlements, and awards. Get us in your corner by contacting our New York City, NY law office. We offer a free consultation and are available to take your call 24 hours a day at (718) 993-9999.

How Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt Because of Unsafe Work Equipment

How Our NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt Because of Unsafe Work EquipmentConstruction is dangerous enough when you’re using the right tools and equipment. If the materials and equipment are unsafe in any way, it puts you at an increased risk of suffering serious or deadly injuries on the job. Accidents involving unsafe work equipment are inexcusable. When they happen, someone has to be held accountable.

Our NYC personal injury lawyers are here to demand that accountability for you. We’ll take on your fight for compensation and work to recover maximum damages on your behalf.

You focus on recovering from the traumatic injuries you’ve suffered on a New York City construction site while we:

  • Analyze the work equipment to determine how it was unsafe, how it got onto the job site, and who could be liable
  • Identify all potential legal avenues for financial recovery, including a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or a third-party lawsuit against the product manufacturer, the property owner, or other parties
  • Defend you against claims that you weren’t using the equipment properly or share responsibility for your construction accident injuries
  • Negotiate to get you the best possible benefits or terms in a settlement package
  • Bring your case to a courtroom if insurance companies and at-fault parties try to lowball you or won’t negotiate fairly

Our law firm in NYC works on contingency, meaning there’s no cost to you unless we win your case. There’s no risk in asking for our help, so don’t hesitate to contact us for a free case assessment today.

Who Can Be Liable For Unsafe Work Equipment Injuries in New York City?

Anyone who contributes to an accident involving unsafe work equipment can be held financially accountable for the consequences.

Property Owners and General Contractors

Under New York Labor Law Section 200, this can include property owners and general contractors. The law provides that owners and contractors have an obligation to make sure that workers have reasonably safe working conditions – and that includes providing safe equipment.

Specifically, these parties should:

  • Buy the appropriate tools and equipment for the job
  • Train workers how to use the work equipment correctly
  • Inspect tools and equipment regularly
  • Repair or replace work equipment when necessary
  • Ensure that workers are properly supervised when using equipment
  • Remove unsafe equipment from service

Failure to take these actions can result in liability if a construction worker suffers injuries on the job.

Work Equipment Manufacturers

The companies that design, manufacture, and/or sell construction work equipment have an obligation to make sure those products are safe. If work equipment is inherently dangerous or defective, then the companies can be held strictly liable for resulting injuries and deaths. Our product liability lawyers can help you navigate the challenges that might accompany a construction accident claim like this.

You May Qualify For Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Even if you can’t file a lawsuit, you should qualify for benefits under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy if you got hurt on the job.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means benefits for medical treatment and lost wages (among other things) are available regardless of who’s responsible for an accident.

We Handle All Construction Accident Cases Involving Unsafe Work Equipment

When work equipment is unsafe or defective, Oresky & Associates, LLC will be there to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

We help injured construction workers who’ve gotten hurt because of unsafe:

  • Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Hand saws
  • Power tools, including saws and drills
  • Heavy equipment
  • Heavy machinery, like forklifts, skid steers, backhoes, cranes, and excavators
  • Air compressors
  • Loaders
  • Nail guns

If you suffer an injury while using a piece of construction equipment, it’s important to document the incident. Report the incident, remove the dangerous equipment from service, and take pictures to preserve evidence of the unsafe condition.

Call Oresky & Associates, LLC For Help If You’ve Suffered Injuries Because of Unsafe Construction Work Equipment

Did you recently get hurt on a New York City construction site because of dangerous or defective equipment? Contact Oresky & Associates, LLC. You may have the right to recover compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and other damages. Our NYC construction accident attorneys can help you seek all of the money you need and deserve.

Contact us to arrange a time for a free consultation. Our team is always standing by to take your call – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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