Construction Site Accidents
The health and safety of construction workers are protected by special laws. Construction companies are required to inspect each site and provide safety programs in order to avoid on-site accidents. Specifically, general contractors and subcontractors are required to:
- Maintain a reasonably safe work site
- Administer safety procedures and coordinate job safety
- Hire employees who are cautious and educated in basic safety precautions
- Provide warnings of any hazards
Of course, accidents still happen despite safety precautions. Construction site injuries can commonly be the result of falls on the worksite, crane accidents, trench collapses, defective tools and machinery, or dangerous liquids and gases. When a construction-related accident does occur, a number of individuals could be held accountable, including the owner, the architect, and equipment manufacturers.
No matter how minor or serious a construction accident is, it is important that you understand your legal rights to certain benefits and compensation. Our experienced attorneys can discuss your situation and go over the options available to you.
If you live in the New York Metropolitan area and you or someone you love has been injured in a construction work site accident, contact us online or call us at 718.297.1000 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.