Legal Help for Workers Injured During Road and Bridge Construction Projects
Do I Have a Case?
Under New York’s Safe Place to Work Laws, the contractor is responsible for providing workers with a safe work environment. In the case of road repaving, road construction and bridge construction, work crews face not only the typical hazards caused by working at heights, in confined areas or underground, but also hazards caused by vehicle traffic. Proper protection on many road projects requires flag personnel to direct traffic and protect workers.
Failure to Follow Safety Requirements Leads to Accidents. We Can Help.
As in many areas of worker safety, New York State law is more stringent than OSHA requirements. For example, one of the biggest hazards for a road construction crew member is being hit by a truck that is backing up on the job site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that construction trucks have backup alarms — beepers — while backing up. This is often inadequate to avoid injury. With so much traffic and so many trucks on the job site, road crews become immune to the beeping sound. To ensure no one is standing behind the truck, New York law requires that there be a spotter to safely direct the driver and to warn any person who may be in danger.
While this seems like a simple requirement to meet, the construction injury law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP., has handled several cases in which workers were run over, resulting in amputation or death by dump trucks backing up without spotters. Following New York safety regulations is essential for a safe workplace. When it doesn’t happen and an injury occurs, contractors need to be held accountable.
The New York road construction injury attorneys at Powers & Santola, LLP., have handled hundreds of New York construction accident cases, including many cases involving road and bridge crews. Contact our Albany attorneys to schedule a free consultation.
We Have the Experience to Effectively Handle Road Construction Accident Cases
Construction injury lawyer Daniel Santola is widely recognized for his dedication to helping road construction workers recover money for their injuries and helping families who have lost a loved one in a negligent accident. With more than 25 years of experience handling construction accident cases, he has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in roadway construction accidents involving:
- Flag persons being struck by vehicles
- Construction workers and painting crew members falling from bridges
- Bridge scaffolding collapses causing workers to fall
- Road crew and safety inspection workers struck by asphalt trucks or other dump trucks on the job site
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If you were injured working on a road crew, or your loved one died in a road or bridge construction site accident, contact upstate New York law firm to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Syracuse lawyer.