New York Unsafe Work Site
Construction jobs have long been known to be some of the most dangerous jobs a person can have. Because of this, New York enacted certain labor laws to protect construction workers. Particularly, section 241-6 of the labor laws strives to force those in a position to control the safety of a construction site, most often property owners and general contractors, to provide safe work environments, and when they fail to do so, makes them responsible for the repercussions of any accidents and injuries that occur.
If you have been injured in a construction accident caused by unsafe working conditions at a construction site, the financial burden of your injury should be placed on the party responsible for creating the unsafe work environment. Contact a New York construction accident attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, at 866-LAWS-USA today to discuss how one of our highly skilled construction accident lawyers may be able to help you pursue financial assistance.
Causes of Unsafe Work Sites
A considerable number of different factors can contribute to making a work site unsafe for workers. Some of the most common of these include the following:
- Lack of appropriate safety equipment or protocols
- Failure to properly train employees
- Unsafe ground conditions
- Employment of unqualified workers
- Faulty or damaged equipment
Because it is the duty of those in charge of running construction sites and the property on which the construction is taking place to ensure the site is safe for workers and that workers are provided with adequate safety equipment, they may be held accountable in the event that a worker is harmed while performing his or her job.
Construction accidents can leave workers with costly medical bills and potentially life-altering injuries. Speak with a New York construction accident lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at 866-LAWS-USA today about what we can do to help.