New York Unsafe Work Site Lawyers
When a construction worker begins work at a job site, they should be able to trust the property owner and general contractor to keep that area free of unnecessary safety risks. If these risks aren’t carefully removed, clearly marked and contained, or specifically worked on to improve safety later, workers unaware of these dangers can be severely injured. According to New York labor law, section 241-6, which state that all construction sites must be kept safe by property owners and/or general contractor, these injured workers may have the right to sue for financial compensation for the cost of their injuries.
If your injuries were the result of an unsafe work site, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. For additional information regarding your next steps in this legal process, contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Safety Concerns on the Job
Work sites need to be free of safety concerns that can cause severe injuries. These safety problems are often considered the responsibility of either the general contractor or the property owner, depending on the circumstances of the injury or nature of the work site. The following are a few examples of what can make a work site unsafe:
- Clear marking or powering-down of electrical lines
- Clear marking of natural hazards on the property
- Making sure tools and vehicles are being used properly and safely
- Clearing away possible slip and fall hazards
- Removing any dangerous chemicals from a work site
These safety problems can be serious safety hazards that should be addressed by a property owner or general contractor. However, if this doesn’t happen before a worker is injured, that worker may be able to sue for compensation for those injuries.
An injury resulting from a general contractor or property owner’s negligent care of a work site can leave you with substantial financial concerns. Often arising from medical bills, out-of-pocket costs, or a loss of income during treatment, these financial issues can prove to be a serious problem for an injured worker. To learn more about how legal action may be able to help you obtain compensation for these expenses, contact a New York unsafe work site attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today.