With so much equipment being used in and around construction sites, it is obvious that there is a very real hazard to workers. Some equipment is dangerous because of how it operates and sometimes equipment can be dangerous if it is misused or not kept up to date with safety regulations. It is up to the worker to read all the safety instructions before operating a potentially hazardous piece of equipment, but it is also up to the employer to properly train workers and to maintain the equipment so it can be kept in top operating condition and not pose a hazard to workers.
Sometimes, even with proper training and adherence of all safety guidelines, equipment can cause immense hazards. Defective products or faulty equipment can lead to serious injuries and even death. If any part of a piece of equipment is improperly assembled, exposed to particular weather conditions or defective in any way, it can create extreme danger to the operators. If you have been injured, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible; evidence may be difficult to gather and identifying who is at fault for the accident should never fall on the shoulders of someone who is already facing injuries. Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is here to help you.
It is sometimes obvious to determine if a product is not working properly, other times, it is not. You should never use a defective tool such as a hammer with a split or cracked handle, chipped or worn down drill bit or a chisel with a “mushroom head” on it. It is also important to look out for broken guards on power tools, cracked blades on saws and any other apparent hazard that may cause harm. After an accident caused by a defective tool, it is imperative that you connect with a New York City construction accident injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
Construction workers sometimes do not know who to blame following an accident. Who do you hold responsible? Your employer? The contractor? Maybe the manufacturer of the product? You should never have to try to figure out the answer to these confusing questions alone; you have enough of on your plate already. An experienced personal injury attorney from Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., can help you gather evidence, investigate the accident and determine who is at fault for your injuries. We can build a strong defense case to help you obtain the compensation that is rightfully due to you. Contact a New York City construction accident attorney at our office today!
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