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Is workers' comp the only program available for the injured?

New Yorkers who work in the construction injury know that it is a dangerous business. Any construction site presents some special hazards and risks, such as having to work near traffic or work in high places with less than sure footing. Even when the worker is being as careful as possible, serious accidents that can lead to permanent or long-term catastrophic injuries still can and do occur.

New York firm standing up for injured construction workers

Despite advances in workplace safety and construction technology, New Yorkers continue to be injured on the job. Whether a pure accident or caused by the negligence of another, a workplace accident can leave an individual not only with serious physical injuries, but also with financial losses that can leave him or her struggling to make ends meet. Although workers' compensation may be available to help cover these financial losses, sometimes these claims are denied, and often they don't cover the full extent of one's losses.

New York construction accident leaves one in critical condition

One would think that with all of the heightened awareness on workplace safety that employers would ensure that their work environments are free from hazards. Unfortunately, though, far too many employers either neglect their duties to ensure workplace safety, or they simply don't know how to sniff out all the potential issues that can arise. Although state and federal regulations aim to give guidance to these employers, sometimes they fail to adhere to them. Sometimes, too, despite all possible safety measures being taken, a workplace accident can still occur that leaves a worker with serious injuries.

Workers' compensation and the Section 32 waiver

New Yorkers who have been injured in falls, scaffolding accidents, and ladder mishaps while on the job may have a hard enough time proving that they qualify for workers' compensation benefits. They're employer or their employer's insurer may try to claim that the employee was operating outside of his or her employment duties at the time the accident occurred. However, even those who do successfully claim workers' compensation benefits may have difficulty recovering all the benefits to which they are entitled.

New York worker killed in construction fall

With so little available space in New York's cities, many construction projects involve building up rather than out. This means that construction workers oftentimes have to work at excessive heights every day they go to work. For many of these individuals, the height is nothing more than another part of the job. For others, though, operating at such heights can be frightening. Yet, regardless of how one feels while working many feet up in the air, all of them are at risk of an injurious or fatal fall. This risk is multiplied when employers fail to provide adequate training and proper safety equipment. When a construction accident occurs and a worker falls, the results can be tragic.

When an Employer Cuts Corners, It Often Results in Construction Accidents

Construction professionals know that workplace safety is critical to their livelihood. Every year, far too many workers across all construction trades suffer serious injuries and accidents that may have been prevented if proper safety precautions had been taken by their employers and other contractors working on the job site. 

New York construction accidents far too common

Just about every job in New York poses a risk of harm to those who perform it. But some professions are inherently more dangerous than others. Police officers and firefighters can face hazardous conditions, but one common profession that can be just as treacherous is that of a construction worker. These men and women, who often work near swift moving vehicles, at extreme heights and near massive machinery, can be seriously injured or killed when workplace safety has been compromised.

Help for injured workers in a high-risk industry

Many people in Glen Cove and Forest Hills have found the construction industry to be a pathway to success. Unfortunately, it can also be a pathway to injury. It will probably come as no surprise to people in the construction business that there are many career-threatening injuries suffered by workers on building sites each year.

Study shows catastrophic injuries and construction deaths growing

New York construction workers know the general risks they face when they take the job. There are times when accidents will happen. They can be due to negligence, scaffolding falls, dangerous conditions and more. However, their employers are required to have certain safety procedures in place to mitigate the risk. However, a new report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) states that the number of construction workers who are killed on the job is increasing with many employers committing violations of code requirements and regulations.

Law proposed to protect construction workers from falls

New York construction workers are at constant risk for being in an accident that can cause serious injury or death. While there are laws that are designed to protect them, that does not mean they cannot be improved. The rise in the number of fatalities in the construction industry is worrisome and those who work in the building trades along with their representatives are seeking a change to the law that will mandate that the safety practices on construction sites be improved.

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