The construction industry is inherently a dangerous hotbed for workers. Working with power tools, at extreme heights, on unsteady ladders, and often under unsafe conditions, constructions workers face great dangers every day that they go to work. Injured construction workers face serious pain, devastating emotional trauma and significant financial challenges.
Although, construction workers who are injured on the job have the legal recourse of hiring construction accident lawyers at well-known firms such as Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., they can also turn to advocacy groups who are dedicated to fighting for their back pay, safety on the job and basic workplace rights.
Construction Workers Defense Project – An Example to Follow
The Workers Defense Project is an example of a worker center advocacy group dedicated to the rights of immigrant construction workers in the state of Texas. Founded in 2002, the center has made it very hard for people, even major corporations like Apple, to oppose them publicly.
The Workers Defense Project is among one of 225 worker centers nationwide aiding many of the nation’s 22 million immigrant construction workers. These centers have become popular mainly due to the labor unions’ failure to organize in construction fields where immigrants have gravitated.
Construction Worker Labor Unions and Work Centers Working Together?
Over the past few years, labor unions have come to recognize that they share similar goals with the worker centers. And as a result, unions are starting to establish an uneasy alliance with many worker centers in the hopes that they might someday help bring immigrant workers into established unions.
In short, worker centers give a voice and bring hope to the many injured construction workers nationwide who need help getting the compensation they deserve for their on-the-job injuries.
Let Our Construction Accident Attorneys Help
If you or a loved was injured while working at a construction site, you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The experienced New York Construction Accident Lawyers at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 1-800-529-9997.
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