Dangerous Heavy Equipment in New York City

With so much equipment being used in and around NYC construction sites, it is obvious that there is a very real hazard to workers. Some construction 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 construction workers.

Sometimes, even with proper training and adherence to all safety guidelines, the heavy machinery such as dump trucks 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 an extreme danger to the operators.

If you have been injured by dangerous or heavy machinery, it is important that you contact a New York construction accident 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. When considering pain and suffering, lost wages, and potential for workers compensation, there is often much that is left on the table. Contact us today at 212-490-5700 to schedule a free initial consultation of your case.

Injuries Caused From Defective Tools

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 a construction accident caused by a defective tool, it is imperative that you connect with a New York personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Some of the most common injuries caused from defective tools on NYC job sites include:



NYC Construction Workers Injured on an Exterior Scaffold

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Legal Help After a NYC Heavy Equipment Accident

Construction workers sometimes do not know who to blame following an on-site 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 on your plate already. An experienced New York construction accident attorney from Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. can help you gather evidence, investigate the accident, calculate your pain and suffering, 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 an attorney with experience dealing with New York City heavy equipment accidents at our office today by calling 212-490-5700.


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