Importance of Safety Codes
Construction sites are often hazardous environments that have a very high risk of accidents and injuries. They frequently have heavy materials and machinery that, if not handled properly, could cause an unsuspecting worker serious harm. As such, construction companies are required to follow certain safety codes to protect the well-being of their own on-site workers. Unfortunately, some companies negligently fail to obey these rules, which exposes workers to unnecessary hazards and injuries that would otherwise have been avoidable.
If you were injured on a construction site because your employer failed to follow certain safety codes, you may be able to hold them liable for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact a New York safety code violations lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, who can advise you on your legal options for pursuing the compensation that you may deserve. Call our office today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Types of Safety Code Violations
Safety code violations of any kind have the potential to put workers at risk of serious accidents and injuries. According to New York labor laws, companies and contractors can be held liable for the repercussions of accidents that harm workers. As such, when companies and contractors fail to enforce safety codes, they may be held possibly responsible for the injuries caused by violations such as the following:
- Inadequate or unlicensed supervision
- Lack of building permits
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Failure to follow health and sanitation codes
- Fire hazards
- Missing guardrails and handrails
Violations such as these represent a significant hazard to construction workers, whose health, well being, and ability to work could be put at risk by this negligent behavior.
If a contractor or property owner caused you to suffer an injury by ignoring safety codes, they may be accountable for your injuries and other damages. A New York safety code violation attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you hold that company or contractor liable for your losses. For more information on how we may be able to put our knowledgeable and experience to work for you, call our office today at 866-LAWS-USA.