Construction Accidents

What are some of the main safety hazards for construction workers?

Some examples include:

  • Inadequate safety equipment;
  • Fall from ladder, scaffold, or other elevation;
  • Electrocution;
  • Getting caught in or between trench cave-ins or a vehicle (such as a forklift) & object.

If I'm hurt on the job at a construction site, is my recovery limited to that from Workers' Compensation?

Under New York law, construction workers (unlike other workers injured on the job) are often entitled to compensation over and beyond workmen's compensation benefits for injuries that occur at a construction site. While workers compensation does help employees injured on the job, it is extremely limited and often inadequate to fully and fairly compensate a worker who is injured on the job.

Because prompt investigation of these accidents is important to protect your rights, if you or a loved one has been involved in a construction accident, please contact our office immediately.

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