Construction work in New York City is one of the most dangerous jobs, even with all the safety regulations there are frequent construction injuries that take place, and which unfortunately include fatal accidents.
Working on a construction site poses many dangers and risks to the workers when working around and on scaffolding, climbing ladders, handling power tools, trenches, forklifts, power conveyors, and cranes. When faulty scaffolding collapses, a worker can suffer broken bones, back injuries, and brain injuries that may cause paralysis. Explosions and tool malfunctions can lead to disfigurement, long-term medical conditions that require extensive treatment, or permanent disability that leaves a worker bed-ridden for life. On the job safety is a right and when construction injuries occur, it is important that the injured party receive compensation for their injuries.
Construction accidents should be investigated by an lawyer that is knowledgeable on the construction industry. At Hecht Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., we have extensive knowledge and experience in all types of accidents and have represented clients who have suffered injuries from scaffolding accidents, falls from ladders, and other serious injuries.
Some of the cases that we can handle include but are not limited to:
Dangerous job sites
Nail gun accidents
Worker’s compensation rules prohibit employees from suing their employers for any role that they might have had in an occupational accident, but others who are not the worker’s employer may be held liable if their negligence cause or contributed to the construction injury.
However, a construction injury can happen not only to the construction workers themselves but also to pedestrians and vehicles in the area surrounding the work site. Construction companies have a duty to take all reasonable steps necessary to keep public sidewalks and areas surrounding the site free from the risk of flying debris. Failure to take these precautions could mean a liability lawsuit for the company if a injury should occur. The same is true of cases in which an injury is sustained as a result of the company’s failure to place adequate warnings sings about the construction in and around the area.
The attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., serve individuals and families in the New York City area who have suffered from construction accidents. We are aggressive in pursuing compensation for our injured clients or the families of those who have lost their lives in construction accident cases.