New York City Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction is a large industry in the United States and one that has high rates of workplace accidents. The New York State Labor Law imposes a duty upon contractors to protect the health and safety of employees engaged in building construction, demolition and repair work. If you have been injured in a New York construction site accident, Rich & Rich, P.C. is highly experienced in this area.
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has had little success in reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers despite the fact that it channels a large portion of its resources into the enforcement of health and safety standards on construction sites. Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined in the years since OSHA was established, the construction industry rates have not declined. Construction workers face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in many other U.S. industries and are exposed to a wider variety of hazards.
Often it is found that the building owner, general contractor or a subcontractor was negligent in furnishing or maintaining scaffolding or other safety devices required for the performance of construction or renovation work such as hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons or ropes. Sometimes, equipment manufacturers may also be found liable for defective equipment, tools and machinery.
The following accident types are common on construction sites:
The New York construction accident lawyers at Rich & Rich, P.C. will investigate the facts and circumstances of your construction site accident and determine the best legal strategy to recover the maximum amount of compensation for you or your loved one.