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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.

The protections of Labor Law 241 in New York

As people in New York know, construction projects are constantly underway in New York. Once one finishes another one is ready to begin. These projects involve heavy machinery and high heights. So, when there is an accident, the consequences can be very severe for the construction workers. Unfortunately there are many construction accidents each year in New York and many construction workers suffer catastrophic injuries.

The most common causes of deadly construction accidents

The Occupation Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has what it dubs construction's "fatal four," that is four common causes of deadly construction accidents which OSHA and, presumably state-level administrative agencies which do the same work, are trying hard to curb both in the New York City area and throughout this state.

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.

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