Construction work often requires workers to complete jobs at considerable
heights with minimal safety equipment. Workers must often stand atop thin
scaffoldings or with nothing but a belt harness or flimsy handrail preventing them
from falling several stories to the ground. If construction managers or
safety supervisors fail to exercise proper precautions, workers can end
up falling and suffering serious injuries.
A fall can result in the following types of injuries:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain damage
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Coma or death
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, our New York City construction accident attorneys are all too familiar
with the catastrophic effects of a fall and have represented countless
clients who have been injured under these circumstances. Oftentimes, these
falls occur as a result of negligence on the part of those responsible
for overseeing or administering a project’s completion. If you were
injured in a fall from a considerable height on a construction site, our
firm can help you seek compensation for your suffering.
Call (646) 461-4009 to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney
from our firm.
What Duty to Supervisors Have to Protect Workers?
Safety supervisors or project managers can act negligently in a variety
of different ways, including failing to provide adequate safety equipment
or improperly training those who will be working at significant heights.
Contractors have a duty to devise a fall protection program before commencing
a project. This requires surveying and identifying all possible hazards
on a job site. Any workers who will be working at heights of six feet
or more must be protected.
Safety precautions can include the following:
- Choosing fall protection systems that are suited for the particular building site
- Enforcing appropriate construction methods
- Properly installing safety systems
- Sufficiently training all workers
- Supervision workers at all appropriate times
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Who is Liable in a Construction Accident?
A number of different parties can be held liable in the event that a worker
should be injured in a fall on a construction site. Depending on the circumstances,
a claim can be brought against the owner of the building, the equipment
vendors, or the construction manager. If you were injured in a fall, you
have a right to seek compensation from any combination of these parties. Our
New York City construction accident lawyers can represent your interests and help improve the potential value of your
settlement. To learn more about how we can help,
contact our NY personal injury office today!
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