New York Employer Negligence Lawyers
On a construction site, a contractor’s first priority should be to complete the project while keeping everyone safe. According to New York labor statutes, particularly sections 200, 240, and 241-6, general contractors and those in control of construction sites are required to provide their workers with the appropriate safety equipment and a safe environment in which to work, which largely means addressing any potentially hazardous situations. When these individuals fail to meet these legal requirements, the consequences can be disastrous and they may be held accountable for any harm that workers suffer.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our dedicated team of New York employer negligence lawyers is prepared to assist construction workers who have been injured as a result of their employer’s inadequate adherence to established safety standards or failure to implement sufficient safety procedures. Contact us at 866-LAWS-USA to speak with an attorney who has considerable experience handling construction site accident cases.
What is Employer Negligence?
Those in charge of construction companies and project sites, often the general contractor, are in charge of implementing safety procedures and providing all necessary safety equipment to workers. They must take all appropriate steps to ensure a safe work environment or may otherwise be sued for causing undue injury to any person harmed in an accident caused by their negligence.
Our attorneys are prepared to help you pursue compensation when you’ve been injured because an employer failed to provide a safe environment through:
If you have been injured because of any of the above mentioned instances of negligence, you may be eligible for financial compensation to address pain, emotional trauma, medical bills, and other expenses or losses.
The New York employer negligence attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, have years of experience helping union and non-union workers alike pursue compensation when they have been injured on the job and we want to put this experience to work for you. Contact us by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.
Employer Negligence FAQs
What constitutes employer negligence on a construction site?
A worker must be able to prove three things in order to determine that an employer has acted negligently. The first is that the employer owed the employee a duty of care. Next, it must be proven that this duty was breached. Lastly, the employee must prove that they were injured because of this breach. Basically, if an employer does not take steps to ensure that foreseeable accidents do not occur and an employee is injured because of this, then the employer is considered negligent. Construction sites are dangerous workplaces so employers must take the proper steps to ensure that their employees are as safe as possible while completing their work. A construction company may be found negligent for failing to provide workers with necessary safety equipment, improperly training or failing to train employees, violating safety codes, and more.
I was never given a hard hat and suffered a head injury while working on a construction site. Was my employer negligent?
It is possible that your employer could be found negligent for your injuries. Construction companies and contractors are required to provide employees with the necessary equipment to protect them from the many hazards on the worksite. Construction employers are responsible for keeping their workers safe and are legally obligated to provide workers with the proper equipment. Hard hats are considered the most basic form of safety equipment and are often the first piece of equipment that employers will give construction workers. Other necessary safety may include goggles, high visibility vests, gloves, harnesses, face shields, and more. An experienced lawyer will be able to review your case and determine whether or not your employer was negligent.
What should I do if I think my injuries were caused by my employer’s negligence?
When an employer disregards the responsibility of providing employees with a reasonably safe work environment, they should be held legally responsible in court. If you have been injured because of your employer’s negligence, it is wise to contact an attorney right away. A knowledgeable lawyer will be able to evaluate the incident and determine the best course of action. With the right attorney by your side, your chances of receiving proper compensation will be greatly increased.