Brooklyn New York Construction Accident Lawyers
Unfortunately, too many construction workers are injured at work sites due to the negligence of a property owner, contractor, sub-contractor or manufacturer or other. There are different dangers at a construction site due to the way in which work is performed.
What kind of dangers exist at a construction site?
Scaffolds — A scaffold is a platform constructed for the purpose of elevating workers to perform construction or repairs to a structure such as a building. Scaffolds must be properly erected and secured as to prevent injury. Additionally, the workers that are positioned on the scaffold must have proper safety equipment as required by rules and regulations.
- Scaffold collapses can occur when the scaffold is improperly built or improperly secured.
- Falls from a scaffold as a result of inadequate and/or improper safety equipment.
- Falling objects from scaffolds can occur as a result of improper construction that does not confirm to rules and regulations.
Falling debris — Falling debris is a hazard on construction sites. Improper safety protocols and/or improper training can cause severe and permanent injuries. As most construction sites involve the erection of a structure and/or repair of a building, falling debris is a common danger. This debris includes but is not limited to bricks, wooden beams, glass and more. Strict safety protocols need to be adhered to in order to prevent falling debris. Workers injured by falling debris can suffer severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, fractures, lacerations, and more.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney for advice regarding your legal options.
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