Construction accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence on work sites. They can occur as a result of various factors and often involve multiple responsible parties. Although this inherently dangerous industry cannot be accident-proofed, a number of different governmental organizations have been formed to help keep the construction sites safe.
Below is a list of organizations that provide helpful resources for construction workers and provide resources to prevent and report construction accidents.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Employee Workplace Rights
OSHA provides different publications for various sectors in the industry. These publications are for the benefit of the workers and employees. The Employee Workplace Rights publication addresses the legal rights of workers and focuses on the scope of the role of the agency in the workplace.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – Construction Industry
This section of OSHA provides different resources that specifically target the construction industry. The website contains tools for demolition, communication towers, the use of cranes, and fall prevention tips in both public and private construction projects.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – The Whistleblower Protection Programs
This program houses a website that provides information on whistleblower laws, including statutes, regulations and updates. Individuals can file complaints through this website. Additionally, the site provides information on whistleblower protection for both individuals and businesses in a number of different areas.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor has a website that provides extensive resources for workers in all industries, especially construction. The articles on the agency’s site provide information regarding wages and work hours, workplace safety, and retirement and health benefits.
U.S. Census Bureau – Manufacturing & Construction Division
The U.S. Census Bureau website also provides information relevant to the construction industry and safety procedures on work sites. This information can play an important role in ensuring that the public realizes the dangers and hazards of the construction industry and takes every step possible to increase safety on work sites.
If you have been injured in a construction site accident, the resources mentioned above can be very useful. However, in order to obtain the full extent of the compensation that you deserve, it is important that you immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. Without competent legal help, you may fail to file your complaint in a timely manner, not obtain the appropriate medical attention for your injuries and grossly undervalue your claim. While you should use these resources for your own knowledge, nothing can beat the expert assistance of a legal professional.
Call a New York Construction Accident Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in a construction site accident that was caused by the reckless actions of another party, you may have a valid personal injury claim and be entitled to monetary compensation. For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York construction site injury attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.