Accidents at NYC Construction Sites

acceladmin   September 1, 2017   Comments Off on Accidents at NYC Construction Sites

Many occupations come with a degree of danger. At construction sites in New York City, workers and passersby are at risk for getting injured if proper safety precautions are not taken. When workers are not given proper training or the necessary safety equipment to get the job done in a safe manner, their lives are being put at risk.

Lawsuits for injuries that occurred at construction sites will take into consideration a number of different laws and regulations. A skilled New York City construction accident lawyer understands how to examine the relevant laws that apply and knows the interplay among them. Building code and safety codes, such as those embodied in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, exist to protect workers. Violations of OSHA can result in costly penalties to site owners including stiff fines and possible incarceration.

A construction accident victim may be eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation. However, workers’ compensation limits recovery to lost earnings and medical expenses. The victim of an accident that happens at a construction site may be able to recover other damages, including compensation for pain and suffering. When a worker files a claim against other parties such as the owner of the property, or other individuals and/or companies whose negligence may have caused your personal injury, they may be entitled to recover significant injury-related damages.

If you have been injured on the job at a New York City construction site because your employer failed to provide you with safety equipment, please contact our firm today.

If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in regards to a personal injury or workers’ compensation case in New York City, please contact The Law Offices of Jonathan D. Sands and we would be happy to assist you.