Free Consultation - No Matter Your Legal Status 718-993-9999
Construction Accidents

Why Construction Painting Is Dangerous Work

construction_painterConstruction painters who apply paint, stain or any other coating to buildings or bridges are covered by the laws protecting construction workers in New York. It is dangerous work, with a risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Like many other construction workers, painters risk injuries or death from falls from scaffolds and ladders. But there are also special dangers from exposure to toxic paints and solvents and lead poisoning. If you or a loved one has been injured in construction painting, an experienced New York construction accident lawyer can work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Exposure to Construction Paints and Solvents Leading to Personal Injury

Workers who spray paint with unhealthy fumes must be provided with protection. Some of these paints contain highly volatile chemicals with fumes that explode and catch on fire easily, so employers must also provide ventilation. This should usually come in the form of an exhaust that draws the fumes out of the confined space, according to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is a special danger that painters may face that can easily be ignored, resulting in a construction accident or illness.

Construction Accidents Stemming from Lead Poisoning

Many old paints contain lead, which is highly poisonous to people. Federal law also requires that employers limit a worker’s exposure to lead-based paints. There are daily limits that must be monitored or construction-related illnesses such as lead poisoning can result.

Sadly, many employers, especially small non-union contractors are either unaware of these requirements or choose to ignore them in an effort to keep costs down. Construction workers, including painters, can be seriously harmed or killed.

Contact Our Construction Accident Law Firm in Bronx, NY

If you or a loved one has been hurt while painting, and you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx construction accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

We have two convenient locations in New York:

Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office
149 E 149th St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 993-9999

Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Queens Office
104-09 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11368
(347) 507-3884

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

We’re Ready to Review Your Case and Fight for You

Our convenient office locations in the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan are staffed with bilingual staff members who are prepared to help you recover money for your losses. We will handle everything involved with your personal injury case.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

24/7 live chat, video chat or phone calls
Call Now Button