New York’s Serious Construction Site Risks

Being on the job should not be dangerous. Unfortunately, the workplace presents a serious daily threat to many New Yorkers. Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. has represented clients and their families that have been seriously injured or killed for more than 30 years. Our lawyers are considered experts in personal injury and wrongful death, our one area of practice. We carefully track statistics and the changes in the laws that affect our clients. Every New York City construction accident lawyer at our firm remains up-to-date on the laws in order to successfully recover the money and benefits you’re entitled to.

New York Construction Safety Law

You have strong rights in New York to a safe workplace. If you are injured because the contractors, owners or their agents violate these laws, you have the right to recover money and compensation. Our attorneys clearly explain the construction safety laws to you and analyze how the laws apply to you.

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New York Factory Safety Law

There is a perception that factory accidents only happen overseas or in “the bad old days,” but, the truth is, factories often continue to be unsafe and unhealthy places to work in America. You may work with dangerous equipment and toxic chemicals every day in your job, putting you at high risk of accident or illness.

Our lawyers instruct you on the laws intended to keep you safe in the workplace. If you were injured at your job, we pursue every means of recovering the money and benefits you are entitled to, including a workers’ compensation claim against your employer or a lawsuit against all contractors, owner and their agents who failed to follow the law.

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New York City Occupational Fatalities Statistics

Deaths on the job are shockingly common. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York reported a fatality rate of 2.1 in 2013, with the highest rates of death in the agricultural, fishing, construction and transportation industries. The report indicated that 56 people died on the job in New York City in 2013, including from violence, falls auto accidents and contact with dangerous equipment.

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New York State Construction Accident Statistics

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries. In fact, more people die in construction accidents than in any other field. Almost half of the construction deaths result from the fatal four: (1) falls (2) being struck by an object (3) electrocution and (4) being caught in or in between objects. These are also the causes of most construction related injuries.

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Learn More about Occupational Accident Statistics and Laws

Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 for your free, no-risk assessment of your occupational accident claim. We maintain offices in Manhattan, Bronx, Jericho, Deer Park or White Plains to help you with your case. We handle your claim on a contingency fee basis so you have nothing to lose by calling our office. You do not owe us money if we do not recover money for your injuries or your loved one’s death.