Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs because of the high risk for accidents among workers. Constructions sites are generally unstable by nature. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one-quarter of construction workers have been injured on the job. Highway construction workers have one of the highest rates of fatality among all categories of construction workers. Most of these deaths are caused by reckless drivers.
The New York State Police and the New York State Department of Transportation have joined forces to create “Operation Hard Hat” in an attempt to crack down on reckless drivers in highway construction zone areas. During “Operation Hard Hat,” which runs during the months of May to November, NY State Troopers dress as highway workers station in active work zones to target drivers failing to follow posted work zone speed limits and other restrictions.
According to Gov. Cuomo, so far this year, 37 operations have been conducted on New York State highways resulting in a total of 1,048 tickets: 432 speeding tickets, 112 seatbelt tickets, 192 cell phone tickets, 68 move over tickets, 2 failure to obey flagger tickets, 10 failure to obey traffic control device tickets, 1 DWI violation, 2 unsafe lane change tickets and 403 tickets for other violations.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
Construction site accidents, specifically crane accidents, can seriously injure or kill construction workers as well as innocent bystanders. These victims and their loved ones may have a valid personal injury claim or wrongful death claim against the responsible parties.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the consequences 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 allows us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.
We Can Help You If You 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 the monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 212-385-4410.