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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Construction Accident Does your immigration status affect your construction accident lawsuit?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of construction jobs in New York City. Some construction workers, as in many other professions, either do not have citizenship or might be undocumented. So when an accident happens on the worksite, they might be told that they have no right to file a lawsuit if they don’t have […]

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Construction Accident, Workplace Injury Top ten most commonly violated OSHA standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, dictates certain workplace guidelines and standards that must be met by employers. Of course, employers break these rules and fall short of these standards constantly, which is why there are so many workplace accidents in America. Each year, OSHA rounds up the standards that employers […]

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Construction Accident, Workplace Injury Winter weather-related construction injuries

Construction workers perform some of the most physically demanding and dangerous jobs there are. Not only must they be on their feet all day, operate dangerous machinery, pour concrete, and lay bricks, but all their work is usually done outdoors. In the wintertime, especially in freezing regions like New York, the workers’ regular exposure to […]

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Construction Accident What To Know About New York Crane Accidents

Many New York City buildings couldn’t have been built without cranes, but while they are useful, they also pose a threat to construction workers and passersby. Crane accidents can injure and even kill people, and the attorneys at know how to fight for their clients to receive the compensation they deserve. Keep reading to find […]

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Construction Accident Construction Accidents: Ladder Safety Tips

Construction workers suffer from some of the highest injury rates within the domestic workforce. According to a report from the United States Department of Labor, “one in five worker deaths . . . [are] in construction.” In the year 2017, 971 construction workers were either killed or fatally injured while on the job. What was […]

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Construction Accident Construction Accidents in New York State Have Increased by 39%

According to the United States Department of Labor (USDL), construction work was named one of the most physically demanding types of labor in 2018. Workers are exposed to many on-site risks, including fall hazards, dangerous machinery, and chemical exposure. In fact, these risks are so alarmingly common that construction workers have some of the highest […]

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Construction Accident Construction Safety: Six Initiatives that Companies Should Not Ignore

When it comes to safety on the job site, construction company owners, managers, and employees must focus on safety to protect themselves, other employees, and potentially passersby from harm. When companies fail to focus on safety, severe injury accidents or fatal incidents can and do occur. While equipment and protective gear can help, actual safety starts […]

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Construction Accident Top Causes of Aerial Lift Accidents in New York

Aerial lifts are used frequently by workers in New York, whether on construction sites, by municipal workers, maintenance crews, and others. These machines come in many different types and sizes. While they are quite useful for projects requiring workers to operate at elevated heights, these large, heavy machines can also cause severe or fatal injuries […]

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Construction Accident NYC Construction Accidents Increasing, Leading To More Worker Deaths

A recently-passed bill, Local Law 196, requires all New York City construction workers to attend an additional 40 hours of safety training, and supervisors to attend an additional 62 hours to comply with the bill. This renewed focus on safety training is vital, especially since a new study shows that construction accidents increased by 17%, and […]

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Construction Accident Video FAQ: If I am injured on a construction site, am I limited to workers compensation benefits?

If I am injured on a construction site, am I limited to workers compensation benefits? In this video FAQ, attorney Michael Rose explains how workers compensation is guaranteed in most employment circumstances. However, rights to additional compensation from third-parties that can also be held negligent are often forgotten. If you’re curious about the compensation you […]

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