Preventing Construction Injuries

Construction work is regarded as one of the most dangerous professions. Injuries on construction sites are a common occurrence. That’s why contractors and owners have an obligation to safeguard their sites and take steps to mitigate the hazards faced by construction workers. There are a number of steps contractors and owners can take to keep workplaces safe: Read more

Bystander Injuries in Construction Accidents

We’ve talked about the dangers posed to workerson construction sites, but negligence in constructions zones can also injure bystanders. In 2016, a man was killed when a crane collapsedin Lower Manhattan. It was found that the operator had failed to properly secure the crane the night before, leaving it unstable. When high winds blew through the area, the crane collapsed, and the results were tragic.  Read more

Scaffolding Safety Tips

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 65% of construction workers work on scaffolds. Scaffolding accidents are not uncommon and account for approximately 60 deaths per year. Owners and General Contractors are required by law to protect workers on scaffolds from being injured due to falling or being hit by a falling object. Staying safe can be achieved in a number of ways. Read more

Third Party Claims in Workers’ Compensation Cases

In New York, if you are injured at work, you are most likely covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are situations where you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from someone other than your employer. Third party claims are important because in most workers’ compensation cases in New York you may not recover damages such as pain and suffering. There are some common situations where third-party claims arise: Read more