The supervisor of a construction site (also known as a foreman, forewoman,
or site supervisor) holds the responsibility of seeing that the workplace
and its workers are kept safe. They need to be aware of proper safety
regulations as well as the proper procedures to be followed to prevent
injury while performing tasks. They must ensure that safety rules are
followed at all times by anyone on site and that the site itself complies
with the requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
If a supervisor fails to exercise proper caution or care in his or her
duties toward the site, this constitutes negligence. This may occur by:
- Failing to enforce safety regulations
- Failing to take action to correct hazardous conditions
- Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Failing to provide necessary safety resources is another of the countless
ways in which a negligent supervisor may contribute to
construction accidents. In certain circumstances, you will be able to pursue compensation beyond
workers' compensation award. Talk to a New York City construction accident attorney about the
specifics of your case in order to determine your legal options.
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Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we appreciate that recovering from or adjusting to your serious injury
is a very difficult process. It can be made even more trying when your
work and people you know personally are involved. In approaching your
case, we are sensitive to these issues and will devise the most appropriate
yet strategic approach for pursuing the compensation you deserve. When
your health and quality of life have been compromised by the actions of
another, we are passionate about you receiving all the help you need.
Our personal injury lawyers will answer the phone to you 24 hours a day,
7 days a week and will aggressively pursue the maximum possible compensation.
Contact a NYC construction accident lawyer at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP to learn more.