Construction Accidents

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What to Do If You Suffer Electrocution in Construction (NY 2021)

February 1, 2024

Workers on construction sites are at risk of accidents while performing their work, including electric shock and electrocution. In most cases, injuries are severe and require lengthy rehabilitation. In fact, according to the Construction Research and Training Centre, electrocutions are among the leading causes of death on construction sites. This type of accident occurs when […]

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Workers Compensation in the Construction Industry

April 28, 2023

When a construction worker undergoes an accident, their initial concern often revolves around the possibility of receiving workers’ compensation. This compensation may be sought from either their direct employer or the contractor who subcontracted them for the specific job. Navigating the aftermath of a construction accident can be daunting for workers as questions about entitlement […]

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Legal Protections For Injured Workers In Construction

April 15, 2022

All workers in New York, including those working on construction sites, are protected under the Labour Law, which ensures safe working conditions and provides compensation to those who suffer a workplace injury. Construction workers in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, steelwork, steamfitting, labourers, bricklaying, painting and related trades are protected by the regulations covered […]

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Lawyer for Exposure to Toxic Substances on Construction Sites

October 26, 2021

Chemical exposure refers to contact with toxic substances that present hazards and risks to humans as a result of carelessness or negligence. All people, especially construction workers, are exposed to toxic chemicals every day. Many of the substances considered “safe,” such as medicines, household cleaning products, agricultural solutions or construction products, can include components that […]

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Safety Concerns for Workers Constructing High-Rise Buildings in NY

September 22, 2021

The profile of New York City is changing at an unprecedented rate. Over the past 11 years, developers have constructed 13 high-rise buildings in Manhattan. Currently, there are 15 high-rise buildings under construction and 19 more in the process of being approved. The list of new buildings includes residential and commercial towers, and includes the proposal for […]

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5 Examples of Negligence on Construction Sites

August 11, 2021

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics show that construction is one of the most dangerous work sectors due to its high accident rate. Workers are aware of the risks associated with their trade, but they often rely on their employers and subcontractors, who are legally responsible for implementing measures and regulations to ensure their […]

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How a Lawyer Can Help You after an Accident on a Construction Site

June 18, 2021

How a lawyer can help you when you have an accident on a construction site. Annual reports indicate that the most frequent workplace accidents occur in the construction industry. For that reason, if you work on a construction site, it is important to seek the assistance and guidance of a construction accident lawyer. A construction accident lawyer […]

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How to avoid accidents in construction?

June 14, 2021

How to avoid accidents in construction? World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases worldwide. Occupational hazards in construction put the sector in a leading position compared to other industries. For that reason, safety and health measures can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries. There are a […]

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Worker Injury

What to do if you were injured on a construction site in NY City?

December 24, 2020

If you were injured at a construction site in New York City, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation for your medical expenses and other losses related to your injuries. In fact, as a construction worker, there may be several people responsible for your injuries. Follow the steps below to protect your rights and preserve your […]

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Worker will receive $6.5 million for accident

November 2, 2020

An Ecuadorian worker receives $6.5 million in compensation at a construction site for being hit by a vehicle while working on a demolition. The worker’s attorney Christopher Gorayeb sued the driver of the vehicle and the owner of the building and the construction company in charge of the demolition for not following safety measures and […]

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