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NY Construction Accident Attorney: Who Is Liable For Injuries On Construction Sites?

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs a man or woman can do. According to OSHA, in 2011, there were 738 construction deaths. Workers are responsible for their own safety, but employers, owners and contractors have a responsibility to keep their people safe.

Who Is Liable For Worker Injuries In Work Zones?

When the temperature begins to increase, so do the number of road construction work zones which increase potential accidents. It is good for workers' paychecks, but not always for their safety. The US DOT reports that over 87,000 crashes occur in work zones annually, which means workers must take extra caution from drivers on the road. In 2011, 122 workers died in work zones, and 20,000 employees are injured each year in work zones, from conditions other than negligent drivers.

Who Is Liable When A Construction Worker Gets Skin Cancer At Work?

A recent study by researchers at the University of Manchester shows that construction workers are nine times more likely to get skin cancer than people working in other fields. Construction workers often find themselves laboring in concrete areas. That concrete reflects harmful rays, giving them a double-dose that increases the employees' risks of getting cancer.

Who Is Liable For Contact Dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is an uncomfortable skin condition that leaves exposed body parts inflamed, red, itchy, blistered, hard and cracked. Construction workers commonly acquire this condition after prolonged exposure to an irritating substance. Employers are responsible for protecting their employees from this avoidable situation.

Who Is Liable For Electrical Accidents On Construction Sites?

In 2011 OSHA listed electrocutions as one of their "fatal four" top causes of deaths on construction sites, killing 67 that year. Electricity is a critical component of a job site, but is it worth risking an injury or your life over? Construction managers are ultimately responsible for proper training and use of equipment, and making sure the environment is safe.

Construction Injuries: Who Is Liable?

Construction workers are at high risk of injury and death. It's one of the most dangerous jobs. However, just because it is dangerous doesn't mean that no one is held responsible when a worker dies or becomes injured. Someone is often held liable for the accident, and understanding who that might be in your case can help you build a strong disability claim.

Who Is Liable For Falls On Construction Sites?

According to the US Department of Labor 721 construction workers died in workplace accidents in 2011. Falls accounted for the most, 251 of the 35%. Out of the top then Occupational Health and Safety Act standard violations that same year, scaffolding, ladders and fall protection were amongst them.

Is The Construction Industry Really Getting Safer?

As a construction worker, you may already know that you have one of the most dangerous jobs out there. While you take all the necessary precautions possible, construction injuries and deaths still happen every year. Given the fact that construction is still prevalent in the state of New York, it doesn't appear that this type of work will be going away anytime soon. The more construction there is, the higher the risk of related accidents.

Construction Zone Injuries: Who is Liable?

According to statistics by the Federal Highway Administration, 576 people were killed in automobile accidents involving road construction zones in 2010. The largest numbers of fatalities were in Florida and Texas; two states with very busy roadways and road work occurring year-round. Cone zones can be a dangerous place, both for the people working in the zones and the drivers that encounter them. If you are involved in an accident involving a construction zone, it is important to understand your rights and potential liability for the crash.

Steps To Take After A Construction Accident

Construction accidents are a relatively common occurrence, with many hazards lurking on the job site. If you are injured in a construction accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help with your injuries. It can be confusing trying to figure out what to do after a construction accident. Workers who are injured in any type of construction accident should follow these steps to ensure they are treated fairly:

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