When working on a construction site, it is important that your employer take every precaution to make sure that you are kept safe. Construction sites are busy, and it is important to maintain a safe work environment for all. This may include training, ensuring that proper signage is posted throughout the job-site and maintaining all safety regulations and making sure that all equipment is properly running. When an employer fails to meet these standards, injuries and accidents may ensue and victims may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation or be able to file a lawsuit against their employer.
The state of New York has strict safety codes that must be enforced by employers to keep their employees safe. Has there been a lack in safety equipment or training available to the staff of the construction site? If so, serious injuries are possible. Lack of communication between construction coordinators, contractors and workers can lead to accidents. There is a lot of large equipment, scaffolding and dangerous tools on construction sites as well, and any negligent employer who fails to inspect all these pieces of equipment can cause unnecessary accidents and injuries.
If you are a construction worker and have sustained injuries on your job-site, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Working with a New York City personal injury lawyer from our firm could significantly enhance your changes of being compensated for your injuries. There is a very real possibility that although it may be hard to pinpoint exactly who is at fault, that your employer allowed a hazardous condition to exist without properly handling the conditions. If this is the case, the negligent employer must be brought to justice. If their failed safety regulations, inspections and training are what caused your accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Are you questioning the validity of your case? Contact Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., today for a free case evaluation.