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Scaffolding collapses and seriously injures worker

The streets of New York can be very crowded during the day. In addition to the normal foot traffic, there is often construction work going on causing sidewalks to be either narrowed or closed. There are also many situations when scaffolding is placed over a sidewalk forcing pedestrians to walk underneath it while work is going on above them. For this reason, it is important that scaffolding is constructed correctly to keep both workers and pedestrians safe.

Most common OSHA violations at construction sites

There are many dangers at construction sites in New York. These dangers can lead to serious construction accidents and leave workers with serious injuries. However, most of these accidents can be prevented if the companies who employ workers ensure that there is safety equipment at the construction sites and that workers follow the safety regulations. To help ensure that there are proper safety measures in place, the Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) establishes and enforces these safety regulations.

Construction worker hospitalized after struck by beam

Many people in New York participate in activities that can be very dangerous if things go wrong. However, many of these activities are also generally safe when people have the proper safety equipment and do not take unnecessary risks. This is true for construction workers as well. For the most part, when construction workers properly operate equipment and use the proper safety equipment, they are safe. However, when safety procedures are not followed or equipment malfunctions can occur. Far too often these accidents leave workers with serious injuries.

What do workers' compensation benefits cover?

No one in New York likes being hurt or getting sick. Any type of injury or illness can affect a person's ability to do simple daily tasks that they are used to doing. However, some injuries and illnesses are much worse than others. Some of them can have major effects on one's life, forcing them to undergo long-term medical treatment. Medical conditions affect people's ability to work, as well. The extent of a medical condition's impact can be affected by the type of work an individual does, too.

Who is protected by Labor Law 240 in New York?

There are many dangers at New York construction sites. For this reason, it is important that the safety regulations and procedures are followed by workers. It is also important that contractors and owners of the buildings provide the proper safety equipment for the workers to use. When individuals fail to adhere to implemented safety regulations, construction accidents can occur, leaving workers with catastrophic injuries as a result.

Construction groups are against caps for construction accidents

There are many construction workers in New York who rely on their jobs to provide for themselves and their families. These construction workers understand that there are inherent dangers in the jobs that they perform. However, with the proper safety equipment and safety procedures many of these dangers can be mitigated and injuries can be prevented. In order to be effective though, these safety procedures need to be followed by everyone at the construction site.

Seeking compensation for catastrophic injuries from a third party

There are many construction projects throughout New York at any given time, and there are many construction workers working on those projects. There are also many different aspects of a construction project. There are electrical aspects, plumbing, sheet rock, concrete work, the use of cranes and many other aspects as well. Therefore, throughout the course of a construction project, there can be many different companies involved, specializing in different aspects of the job at various times.

Statute of limitations for filing a claim under Labor Law 240

There are many safety measures in place at construction sites in New York. These safety measures are imperative to keep the workers safe while working in some very dangerous situations. While there is some risk whenever someone is working at a construction site, certain activities are more dangerous than others. One of these areas is when workers are working at high heights on scaffolding or other equipment.

Common catastrophic injuries that can lead to lost income

People in New York need money in order to provide for themselves and their families. That is why it is so important for people to have secure jobs they can count on. Having the job is important, but it is also important that people are healthy enough to work their jobs. If the person is injured or too ill to work, it can be very costly for them and their families.

The main causes of falls for construction workers

There are buildings under construction seemingly all the time in New York. As there is only so much space available in the city, most of these buildings are fairly tall buildings in order to maximize this minimum available ground space. In order to build these tall buildings, construction workers will have to work at high heights during the project. That is why it is imperative that the working conditions are safe and all workers are paying attention to what they are doing.

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