Fighting for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse - Read More Here
phone icon

Category Archives: Construction & Workplace Accidents

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

New York State is the only state that makes all those who are in control of construction projects, the owners and contractors they hire, personally responsible for unsafe construction practices which result in injury to workers. It does this through a set of laws found in Chapter 31, Article 10 — Building Construction, Demolition and …

Read More

The majority of injuries to workers on construction sites can be traced to inadequate safety provisions for construction workers. Employers are required to strictly adhere to workplace safety laws and can be fined by OSHA for violations, but even these penalties have not stopped injuries and fatal accidents from rising over the past few years. …

Read More

A recent report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics presents workplace injury and illness data for workers in the natural resources, construction, and maintenance (NRCM) industries. The following considers the question of whether or not workers within the NRCM industry face a higher risk of injury than do other workers, and how and when …

Read More

The numbers don’t lie: The most dangerous jobs you can work in New York State – or anywhere else in the country, for that matter – are found within the construction industry. Construction had the most fatal occupational injuries out of all industries in the United States and in New York in 2014, according to …

Read More

A report published earlier this year in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine – and recently covered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention NIOSH Science Blog – reveals some troubling news about the risks of brain injury for construction workers in New York and other areas of the country. The report found that …

Read More

A report recently issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) shows how frequently workplace accidents occur in New York and across the country as well as the severity of a shockingly number of injuries, including amputations. OSHA released the report,  Year One of OSHA’s Severe Injury Reporting Program: An Impact Evaluation, in March. …

Read More
location map
X