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Construction accidents in New York can result in serious and deadly injuries, and they often occur because of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing. In most work injury cases, the injured worker’s only recourse following an accident caused by negligence is to file a workers’ compensation claim. However, in New York, injured construction workers are able …

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After a devastating construction accident in New York State, an injured construction worker (or that construction worker’s family in the event of a fatal accident) should know how to file a lawsuit in order to seek compensation. It is important to know that, although workers’ compensation is an exclusive remedy for most types of workplace …

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Construction sites are ever-present in New York. They are also some of the most dangerous places an employee could work. Just like in other states, when workers are hurt on a construction site, they can file a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ compensation provides coverage for a worker’s medical bills and a portion of their lost …

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Getting hurt in a construction accident can be life-altering, leaving the injured worker with disabling injuries that require extensive medical care and limit the worker’s ability to return to the job in any capacity. Indeed, life after a construction accident can be extremely difficult, and it is important to think about how to get the …

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New York construction workers are routinely tasked with job duties that put them at risk of serious and fatal injuries. Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) routinely identifies the “fatal four” types of injuries that happen on construction sites. Those construction injuries include falls, struck-by injuries, caught-in or between injuries, and electrocutions. In …

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When proper precautions are not taken, a construction site has the potential to be a dangerous place. Head injuries remain a serious problem in the construction industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 315 construction workers are killed as the result of job-related head injuries each year. Many tens of …

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New York Construction Accident Lawyer Assisting Plaintiffs With Scaffolding Injuries Working at heights can be incredibly dangerous, and falls from heights are a common cause of serious and fatal injuries on New York construction sites. Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites falls as the leading cause of deaths on construction sites, noting that falls account for …

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Construction workers face significant hazards at every jobsite, even when an employer or construction company takes all necessary and available safety measures. New York State has recognized that construction work is a dangerous occupation even when safety measures are strictly enforced. As far back as 1885 New York State has been a leader in addressing …

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If you work in construction in New York, you have probably heard about the “Scaffold Law.” The statute, New York Labor Law § 240(1), provides important protections to construction workers and others who work from heights such as roofs, ladders, and scaffolding. As one of New York’s leading construction accident law firms, we believe that …

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The answer is that both set of rules apply. But, to understand how this affects safety practices on a New York construction site requires some basic information on just what the Industrial Code rules are. Long before OSHA became law, New York gave its Industrial Commissioner the power to create rules to promote safety practices …

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