Construction Accident Articles

Injuries from Falls and Labor Law 240: Will the Labor Law Help Your Claim?

Labor Law Section 240 (1) is known as the “Scaffold Law.” This provides special rights of recovery to injured construction workers who are injured due to elevation injuries – i.e., falling from scaffolding. The law also covers cases by falls, as well as workers being hit by objects coming from heights. The law creates liability and a right of recovery where none would exist otherwise for that worker – for example, if the worker would be stuck with only workers’ compensation insurance and be unable to file a personal injury claim for his or her losses. The law imposes absolute […]

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Assessing the Potential Danger of Construction Sites

August 2016 | Category: Articles, Construction Accidents

Construction sites are by far one of the most dangerous places for workers. There are numerous injuries that occur each day on construction sites throughout the country – and there are numerous instances of deaths each year due to construction site accidents. Construction sites themselves have risks for injury, as equipment, as well as materials, can lead to hazardous situations. Furthermore, construction companies are under a great deal of pressure to meet demands of the city as well as the public – forcing them to work longer hours, forgo basic safety protocols, and even hire unskilled workers to do their […]

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Important Facts to Know About TBIs and Construction Site Accidents

August 2016 | Category: Articles, Construction Accidents

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the leading causes of death in the United States according to Science Daily. TBIs are also one of the deadliest injuries that occur in the workplace, and those at highest risk for this deadly injury come from the construction industry. Despite the hard hat requirement on construction sites, TBIs are occurring at alarming rates – and they do not seem to be decreasing any time soon. TBIs occur when a bump or blow to the head occurs. It can also happen when a penetrating head injury happens that disrupts the normal function of […]

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Local Man Dies from Construction Site Fall

July 2016 | Category: Articles, Construction Accidents

/> In April 2016, the New York Times brought a story forward about a local construction worker who died after he was struck by debris and fell into a shaft at a construction site in Brooklyn. The officers responding to the scene stated that the man was unconscious. He was taken to the local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Unfortunately, falls just like this occur daily throughout the country – and New York construction sites are no stranger to deaths just like this one. In a preliminary investigation into this particular incident, it was revealed that debris falling […]

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