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Treatment options for tendonitis

Tendons are strong, fibrous tissues that connect muscles to the bone. They are most commonly found in the elbows, wrists, heels, and knees. Through repetitive motion, an individual may damage his or her tendon and suffer from tendonitis, a painful musculoskeletal condition that occurs when a tendon is inflamed or irritated.

Construction workers are at highest risk of tendonitis. A detached tendon from the bone due to tendonitis may require surgical repair to bring back its function. For milder tendonitis, these treatment options might be prescribed:

  • Corticosteroids – To relieve inflammation.
  • Naproxen sodium or ibuprofen – To relieve pain.
  • Platelet-rich plasma treatment – In this treatment, a sample of your blood is obtained. Plasma and other healing elements of your blood are drawn from the sample and are then injected back into the affected area to facilitate healing.

Unfortunately, the unforeseen expenses of tendonitis treatment may put a strain on your finances. To learn more about obtaining compensation after being injured while working at a construction site in New York, speak with our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.

Worker injured in Manhattan parking garage collapse

According to a report from CBS New York, one worker suffered minor injuries after a parking garage that was being demolished collapsed partially.

The building, on West 57th between 11th and 12th avenue, saw its floors collapse with workers inside, according to news reports. While workers were inside digging, the floors caved in; the injured worker had been on the building’s 3rd floor.

Fortunately, no other workers were injured, and the injuries of the one worker who did suffer harm were relatively minor. He “rode the three stories down and walked out of the building,” according to reports. Fire Chief Dan Donoghue said the worker “was very lucky.”

Not everyone is lucky when they are involved in a construction accident. In fact, you might have recently suffered from a construction accident and are now facing serious physical injuries as well as huge financial costs. But you do not have to face this situation without assistance. The attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, may help you fight for financial compensation. Contact us today by calling 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about your legal options.

Impalement incidents common at NY construction sites

Impalement is among the most common injuries in construction sites across New York. In 2012, a laborer working at 4 World Trade Center fell approximately 4 to 5 feet on the ground and landed on a rebar, causing him to impale his side. In 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited four New York contractors after exposing their workers to the risk of impalement.

Impalement is often caused by rebar that has not been bent over. Unbent rebar should be guarded with proper rebar caps to reduce the risk of impalement. An effective fall protection system in the workplace could also prevent workers from landing on unprotected steel bars.

Sadly, many employers in New York fail to put in place proper measures to reduce the risk of impalement in the workplace. If you have been put at risk while on duty at a construction site in New York, our team of construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, might be able to help you seek justice and compensation. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA to learn about taking legal action today.

When is my employer under any obligation to provide safety training?

Construction companies are legally obligated, under Section 241-6 of the New York Labor Code, to create safe construction sites and provide safety training for its employees when it cannot be reasonably expected to avoid an accident and subsequent injury otherwise. Under these circumstances, a lack of proper training would create a hazard both to the under-trained employee and his or her coworkers. As such, any construction company that fails to uphold these standards may be held liable for any resulting accident and injuries.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our New York City construction accident attorneys are committed to protecting workers’ rights in and around the New York metro area. To discuss your circumstances with one of our New York personal injury attorneys, please call our offices at 866-LAWS-USA today.

OSHA seeks public comment for electrical safety in construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) has requested public comments regarding how the construction and general industries can further protect workers from electric hazards, The Hill reported on October 30.

The request for public comments is a part of OSHA’s effort to review electrical safety standards in the construction industry and other occupations to make sure workers are protected from electric hazards. OSHA’s request for information has been published in the Federal Register. The public is given 60 days to send their responses.

Despite government efforts to ensure that every construction worker is protected from electrical hazards, there are still many employers and contractors who fall short when maintaining proper electric safety measures. If you believe the accident you have been involved in at a construction site in New York has been the result of a negligent employer, speak with an attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, to learn if your situation qualifies you for a claim. Call us at 866-LAWS-USA and have your case assessed for free.

If I sustained an injury working at an unsafe work site, who may be held liable?

A property owner or general contractor will most likely be held responsible. According to New York state labor laws, specifically section 241-6, a property owner or contractor could be held accountable for any damages resulting from an injury that was caused directly by unsafe conditions at a construction work site. There are other elements that determine liability and your eligibility for financial compensation, however. Because of this, it is critical that anyone who believes that their injury resulted from the conditions of an unsafe work site to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible, who may be critical in the pursuit of the funds you need to recover.

The New York construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you determine who exactly may be held liable for any injury you sustained on the job. To speak with one of our attorneys today, please call our offices at 866-LAWS-USA.

Midtown Manhattan construction accident injures four people

On Friday, November 1, four people sustained non-life-threatening injuries near Broadway when the paneling of a West 40th Street building collapsed.

Debris flew as a poorly-secured plywood fence fell on top of three people walking near the intersection of 41st Street and 7th Avenue. The fence was being used as an enclosure to a restaurant’s renovation site.

Earlier that day, city officials from the Department of Buildings reminded all builders, contractors, and property owners to take extra precautions when securing construction sites as wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour were expected in the area.

Construction work is potentially hazardous to workers, especially when an employer is negligent. If you have been injured in New York City due to poor construction conditions, contact Hach & Rose, LLP at 866-LAWS-USA to learn about your legal options for pursuing compensation.


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