Construction is an inherently dangerous industry to work in. Every year, thousands of workers are injured and even die as a result of construction site accidents. These tragic accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. One common cause of construction site accidents is the failure of contractors and project owners to maintain a safe construction site. Construction site maintenance involves almost all elements of the site and requires constant diligence on the part of the builders and developers.
Maintaining a Safe Construction Site
Maintaining a safe construction site can be a challenging goal. Both the state and federal governments have enacted laws and regulations to guide construction site operators and hold them accountable for construction site safety.
When developers and builders fail to follow the guidelines of these rules and regulations in maintaining a safe construction site and injuries occur, injured construction workers may have the right to pursue monetary compensation.
Common Accidents Caused By Unsafe Construction Sites
Below are some common accidents caused by unsafe construction sites that can result in serious or fatal injuries to the workers:
- Dangerous equipment
- Unclean tools and machinery
- Scattered items that can result in slip or trip and fall accidents
- Electrocution resulting from improperly connected extension cords or poorly maintained power tools
- Unsafe building and site ingresses and egresses or entries and exits
- Failure to lay wood planks down over unsafe surfaces
- Collapsed trenches
- Defective scaffold, ladders, saw, nail guns, forklifts and cranes
- Unsafe inclines
- Failure to provide safe surfaces after rain and snow
- Failure to provide safety gear, such as hard hats
If you or someone you know was seriously injured as a result of any incident resulting from an unsafe construction site, you should immediately consult with a New York personal injury attorney who specifically handles construction site accidents.
In addition to filing a claim against the builder or developer, your attorney should also investigate the facts to determine whether you have a valid claim against a third-party, which may result in higher monetary awards.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney Jeff S. Korek grew up in the construction industry and has first hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this kind of work. Such experience enables us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire an experienced New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.