Have you or a loved one been injured in a construction accident in Brooklyn or the New York metro area? Contact the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. to discuss your case and determine if you have a legal claim.
Construction Accidents in Brooklyn Can Cause Serious Injuries or Death
Our Brooklyn personal injury law firm sees a wide variety of construction related cases. Often times, these cases result in very serious injury to our clients. You may have a claim beyond workers compensation if you have been injured in a construction accident. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help assess your case, determine your rights and advise you on how to proceed.
Falls from Scaffold
Temporarily erected scaffolds allow workers to access elevated areas. They also provide a platform for employees and their various materials. Serious injuries and fatalities can occur when a worker slips and falls on the scaffold. Similarly, injuries can occur by a falling object striking the worker. Additionally, a scaffold collapse can cause serious injury or death. Moreover, a collapse may be due to defective set up of the scaffold.
Whether its movable or stationary, contractors must follow strict specifications concerning scaffolds. Specifically, each scaffold must have non slip treads, support certain weight, be stables, be properly attached, and many others. New York Labor Law Section 240(1) deals with responsibility placed on employers and contractors to provide safe and secure work environment for employees working at a height.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about fall from a scaffold, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.
Defective or unsteady ladders can lead to serious injuries, some of which may be fatal. If a fall from a ladder occurs, the injured employee may be forever prevented from working again, as broken bones, spinal injuries and head injuries are common in ladder accidents.
Workers can fall due to ladders not properly placed, held or secured. This is why Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strictly enforces several regulations regarding ladder use. These violations deal with regular inspection, use of non-metal ladders when electrical equipment is around, keeping the ladder in working condition, and many others.
Unfortunately, many construction sites ignore these rules, causing their workers to perform duties on a hazardous construction site, which can lead to injury.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers about fall from a ladder, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.
Construction Debris Accidents
Construction workers know that a construction site naturally has dirt and debris on it. Indeed, it often accumulates if the contractor fails to remove the debris from the work site. Unfortunately, failure to maintain a work site leads to employees tripping and slipping. As a result, dangerous and defective conditions can exist.
The responsibility for keeping a clutter free and clean construction site rests with the supervisor. The supervisor must ensure that tools and equipment are properly stored, and away from the walking area. He must also regularly check that there are no spills on the floor where construction takes place. When a supervisor or another responsible party fails to make sure that debris is removed from site, potential liability arises. An injured worker may sue a 3rd party for injuries sustained, while collecting from worker’s compensation for lost wages.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about injuries sustained from falling debris, call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.
Injuries Due to Lack of Safety Equipment on Site
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) demands that workers wear protective equipment on construction sites. Protective items include head protection, such as a worker’s hat, helping prevent injuries to the head from falling objects. Similarly, workers must wear safety glasses over their eyes to prevent being poked in the eyes. Undeniably, workers need to wear gloves on their hands to prevent cuts. Moreover, they wear special boots to prevent slipping and punctures through the soles. In the event that they fail to provide safety equipment, the contractor may be liable for injuries.
If you need to speak with one of our experienced New York personal injury lawyers about an accident involving the lack of safety equipment, please call us for a free consultation at (800) 560-0214.