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 states 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.
Why Do I Need an Unsafe Work Site Lawyer?
A qualified unsafe worksite lawyer will be able to assess your case, give you your legal options, and fight to get the compensation that you deserve in the wake of an injury on the job. They will understand state and federal labor laws as well as how to navigate the reporting process and communicate with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if necessary.
Your unsafe worksite lawyer will also be your voice when trying to reach a settlement or if the case goes to court. They will be able to consider your unique needs and help you to pursue compensation that you need to recover and return to a happy and healthy life. Qualified and knowledgeable New York personal injury lawyers can be your ally and make the difference in your recovery, both in health and finances. With a lawyer on your side, you are likely to receive far more in compensation than you would on your own.
How Can Hach & Rose, LLP Help Me With My Case?
The New York unsafe worksite lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP have unmatched experience and qualifications in dealing with personal injury cases such as those involving injured construction workers. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys are here to assist you with your personal injury or labor-related case.
Attorney Michael Rose is dedicated to representing clients in personal injury cases. He has been named to Super Lawyers in New York several times in the past decade, and has secured enough seven-figure settlements on behalf of clients to earn membership in the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Gregory Hach has had lifelong involvement and membership in the New York labor movement, representing workers in many types of cases involving labor, including personal injury cases such as those involving unsafe worksites.
Our attorneys have joined together their skills and experience in forming Hach & Rose, LLP, and promise to use their talents to help you fight for the compensation that you need to recover from a workplace injury due to unsafe conditions at a worksite. We promise to treat every client and case as unique, understanding your specific needs and circumstances as we fight for justice.
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
- Providing safe and modern tools and keeping those tools maintained
- 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. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we have substantial experience handling each of these types of cases and more, and will be able to draw on our knowledge and experience to assess your legal options.
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. All personal injury cases, including those involving unsafe work sites, are subject to a short statute of limitations in New York. This is why it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to assess your case. You should never have to go it alone – we are here to help. 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.