Unsafe Places to Work
Michele Mirman | Construction Accidents | October 10, 2017
Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers in New York
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. represents clients injured in a variety of construction accidents in New York. Whatever your situation, our New York construction accident attorneys can provide tenacious representation for your case. Employers and companies have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe place for employees to work. If your work environment has safety hazards, and you are injured as a result, you may be able to pursue compensation. Call us today at 212-227-4000 to learn how we can help.
What Constitutes an Unsafe Place to Work?
Construction sites are often considered dangerous, which is why workers are required to wear hard helmets and use safety vests and other equipment to reduce the likelihood of an accident. However, certain conditions can pose extra health hazards to employees at a construction area. Employers are responsible to provide adequate safety equipment and training to employees, as well as fix any safety hazards that could threaten the safety of workers.
Unsafe working conditions include:
- Unprotected openings
- Inadequate railings on scaffolds and ladders
- Falling debris
- Exposed electrical cables
- Unmarked floor hazards
- Weak or unstable structures
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falling debris accounted for nearly 10% of construction fatalities in 2015. Collapsed walls, exposed electrical wires, and unprotected openings in the walls and floors also increased the risk of injuries to construction workers. Furthermore, scaffolding and ladder accidents caused by inadequate railings, defective rungs, and other situations also caused physical harm to many employees.
If you have been injured at a construction site because of unsafe working conditions, you can pursue a financial settlement for lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. You must prove that your employer knew about the condition and negligently failed to provide a solution to ensure your safety. If your injury was a direct result of your employer’s negligence or carelessness, our firm can provide assistance as you seek the compensation you need.
Seek a Favorable Solution with the Help of Our Attorneys
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we are committed to providing informative, aggressive representation on behalf of injured clients. We know each situation is different, and cookie-cutter solutions won’t provide the greatest benefit. That’s why we give your case the personal attention we do, so we can make sure we have the right legal strategy for you. If you or a loved one have been injured because of unsafe working conditions at a construction site, our New York construction accident lawyers can discuss your options and answer your questions every step of the way.
Contact our firm for a free case evaluation. We are available 24/7 for your convenience.