New York Construction Slip and Fall Attorneys
On construction sites, there are many dangers that can jeopardize the well-being of workers. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most frustrating hazards because they should be wholly prevented by the implementation of adequate safety procedures and prompt responses to spills. Additionally, construction workers should be protected from falling from dangerous heights by being provided with the appropriate safety tools and equipment, such as scaffolding and ladders, according to New York labor law, section 240. When property owners and general contractors fail to provide important safety equipment or maintain a safe environment, they may be held financially liable for the ensuing harm that comes to workers.
The New York slip and fall accident attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, have dedicated their careers to helping injured construction workers fight for the support they need as they recover from slip and fall injuries. Contact us at 866-LAWS-USA to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about your legal rights and options in this situation.
Identifying Slip and Fall Dangers
Slip and fall accidents can occur due to a variety of different hazards. And, despite their apparently innocuous nature, slips and falls can have life-altering effects on workers, especially if one sustains a brain injury. The following are some of the dangers that frequently lead to slip and fall accidents on construction sites:
- Slippery surfaces
- Failure to adhere to safety regulations
- Faulty safety structures
- Failure to remove or warn of materials or debris in walkways
- Uneven surfaces
Construction companies and site managers have an obligation to ensure that workers are not unduly exposed to the risk of severe injury, which includes providing adequate safety measures to prevent slip and fall accidents, and should be held accountable for any failure to do so.
Our attorneys have been able to successfully obtain personal injury awards worth millions of dollars for other injured construction workers and may be able to do the same for you when you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident while on the job. Contact a New York slip and fall lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.