Every day, construction workers face extraordinary risks while performing their job. Many injured construction workers are surprised to learn that the labor laws require general contractors and certain building owners to keep construction sites safe for workers, even though they do not work for them. That’s right! Construction accident law requires the general contractor, commercial land owners and many landlords to keep all workers safe, and many construction accidents are caused because these laws are ignored. When an accident is caused by a safety violation, the injured employee can file a claim against them under New York State’s Labor Law. This is in addition to benefits under the Worker’s Compensation law.
The labor law was enacted to make sure proper safety procedures are in place for workers and that they get proper protective gear when performing their job. If this is not done and a worker is injured, they can bring a construction accident lawsuit.
Some of the more common types of New York construction accidents are:
- Roofing Accidents
- Building Collapse
- Falls From Ladders
- Defective Safety Gear or No Safety Gear
- Crane Accidents
- Defective Power Tools
- Electrocution Accidents
- Elevator and Elevator Shaft Accidents
- Excavation Collapse
- Defective Stairways
- Forklift Accidents
- Sidewalk Shed Accidents
- Hoisting Accidents
- Unsafe Maintenance of Worksite
- Construction Floors Openings and Holes
- Falls From Unprotected Sides and Edges
- Demolition Accidents
- Falling Object Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Construction Site Slip, Trip & Falls
- Improper Training / Failure to Train Employees
- Saw or Cutting Blade Accidents
- Improper Staging Area Accidents
- Wall & Roof Collapses
- Welding Accidents
- Window Installation Accidents
- Worn or Defective Ropes or Cables
- Fires & Explosions
- Heavy Machinery Accidents
New York’s Labor Law covers all types of construction workers, such as out-of-state workers, non-union employees, and undocumented workers.
ARDITO LAW FIRM, P.C. works with highly qualified experts who can give testimony that relates to your construction accident case when necessary. A lawyer’s job is to present evidence, but great lawyers finds great evidence, long before the trial ever starts. We’ll leave no stone unturned in order to get you what you deserve. Many times, when faced with superior evidence, the other side is forced to see that they are fighting a battle that they cannot win and offer substantial settlements long before the trial ever begins!
The injuries sustained by construction workers are often devastating, leaving them seriously injured and robbing them of the trade they use to support their family.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, contact ARDITO LAW FIRM, P.C. as soon as possible.
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