A new law in New York City is looking to decrease the number of construction accidents and deaths. Last year, construction accidents took the lives of 12 workers in New York City. This information comes from the Department of Buildings.
In Queens alone, three workers were killed and 95 were injured last year.
Local Law 196 was passed and signed by Mayor de Blasio last October, and it went into effect on March 1. It mandates that workers and supervisors must draft a site safety plan and go through safety training. This law seeks to improve safety conditions and prevent accidents in the city.
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? Were you injured while working on a construction site? If so, you could be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injuries. If the accident was caused by an employer or other entity not following safety laws, they could be held liable. Finding a New York-based personal injury lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure you receive compensation. Call Frekhtman & Associates today at (212) 222-1111 to find out how we can help you with your claim.
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