Staten Island Construction Accident Lawyer

Are you a victim of a construction accident on the Island?

Staten-Island-Construction-Accident-Lawyer-300x157In its 2013 report on workplace safety, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that construction industry professions account for 3 of the 10 deadliest jobs in America.

Although recent years have brought a downward trend in overall workplace fatalities, deadly accidents in construction are on the rise, increasing by 5% in just one year.

Construction workers and related trades people understand that they work in a dangerous industry, but this does not mean that they should be forced to give up their rights when serious accidents happen at the workplace.

If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can help you pursue appropriate compensation.

Many workers believe that if they are injured on the job workers’ compensation insurance will take care of all their needs.

Although workers’ compensation can help many of those who are injured at work, serious injuries sometimes come with serious expenses which workers’ comp will be insufficient to cover.

Many workers also might not be aware, until too late, that New York State law blocks them from suing their employers for accidents that occur as part of normal operations.

But, when an injury or a death occurs at a work site, if workers can prove that negligence was the cause then the responsible property owners, architects, contractors, and equipment manufacturers can be taken to court.

If an injured worker can prove, for example, that her employer has willfully violated applicable OSHA standards or other safety regulations, then the employer may be legally accountable for any harm caused to an employee by an accident.

Despite volumes of regulations, safety violations still take place far too frequently at many construction sites. Many conditions can lead to a serious accident, including:

–  Failure to provide adequate training or to verify that employees have been adequately trained

–  Inadequate installation of guard rails, stairs, scaffoldings, or other safety systems

–  Failure to maintain a clean and sanitary work-site

–  Failure to properly notify workers of known site hazards

–  Reckless or improper use of equipment

–  Improper or inadequate shielding of electrical wires and other hazardous objects

–  Failure to adequately secure materials or debris which could shift or fall on workers

If You’ve Suffered a Construction Site Injury, Call Us Right Now!

Serious and preventable construction accidents can lead to grievous injuries, the worst of which can end a worker’s career and force them into a lifetime of healthcare expenses.

Gaining the right compensation after an accident can be a struggle, but having a knowledgeable attorney in your corner can give you the edge you need.

Call Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo to discuss your case today – 212-228-1331 or 718-448-1600

You can also reach the firm toll free at 1-877-3D JUSTICE (1-877-335-8784)

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