As any contractor or worker will know, construction can be a dangerous field to work in. The constant hustle and bustle, busy work environment, exposure to weather and other conditions can make construction sites a breeding ground for accidents and injuries. If you have been injured, you have the right to receive compensation from the negligent parties. Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is proud to represent New York tradesmen and provide them with sound legal counsel for a range of construction mishaps.
Iron-workers have a proud slogan, “the sky is the limit!” and this slogan very much represents the heights at which these skilled workers operate. Iron-workers have to be comfortable working many stories above the ground and be able to weld and operate at the tops of homes as well as skyscrapers and bridges. Iron-workers are at risk of slip and falls, welding accidents and falling from great heights. We proudly represent iron-workers in defending their rights.
Steamfitters specialize in liquid and gas pipes that transport these elements under high pressure. These workers install gauges and controls and are responsible for all repairs made to them. This dangerous line of work requires the steamfitter to be able to transport high pressure gas and be able to install it as well. Steamfitters are prone to explosions and fires, burns and slip and fall accidents.
These tradesmen specialize in the installation and repairs to all plumbing systems in a building including drainage pipes, sewers and septic tanks and potable water pipes. Plumbers will sometimes work with steamfitters to ensure a building’s drainage and fluid systems work properly. Plumbers are exposed to high pressure and scalding water and can be victims of explosions, slip and fall accidents and even be injured by defective tools and unsafe job sites.
Masonry work is a highly skilled trade that involves the laying of brick and mortar, or any other form of basic building blocks in a structure. The mason must ensure the structural integrity of a building while providing esthetically pleasing work. Masons can be prone to cave-ins, crushing accidents, broken bones and fractures. If you are a mason who has been injured on a job, you may be eligible for compensation.
Electricians work on a daily basis with electrical currents, installing and repairing electrical sockets and wiring. On construction sites, their line of work can be particularly dangerous when coupled with weather conditions, extreme heights and busy work environments. These tradesmen are at risk of electrocution, explosions and fires and scaffolding accidents. If you are an electrician who has been hurt, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Painters are some of the last people to operate on a construction site. These skilled workers use ladders to reach high spaces and are prone to ladder accidents and slip and falls along with scaffolding accidents and fatal injuries following a fall from an extreme height. Because these workers are usually contracted in to finish a job, if you or someone you love is a painter and has been hurt, you should contact our firm as soon as possible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Are you a tradesman who has been injured? Are you looking to receive compensation for your injuries and bring justice to your wrongdoers? If you are in the New York City area, Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., can help you. We are skilled and professional litigators who will work hard to fight for your compensation and defend your case. Your injuries do not need to go unrepresented, you have a right to receiving benefits. If you are questioning your case or the validity of your claim, contact a New York City construction accident attorney at our firm today for a free case evaluation.