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Useful Tips for Evaluating Safety on Your NYC Construction Site Job

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Far too often, New York City construction workers must tell their project supervisors and managers when basic safety standards are not being met. Although this places an unfair burden on workers eager to keep their jobs, alerting supervisors to serious OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) violations can help greatly reduce injuries and save lives. During daily or weekly construction site training sessions or meetings, supervisors have a duty to remind all workers of the most common safety violations – and provide further learning material by placing OSHA safety posters near check-in areas (or timeclocks) and locker areas. All construction workers (and...

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Workers Compensation Lawyers

Construction Accident at Liberty Island

F&A Injury Lawyers represent injured New York workers. An individual injured at work or during the "course and scope" of employment will have to deal with workers comp.  It is very important to understand how Workers Compensation affects your legal rights. When someone is injured on the job, their employer must have Workers' Compensation insurance for them. This insurance pays for lost earnings, medical treatment, medical expenses, and other benefits. An experienced worker comp lawyer can often work together with a personal injury law firm to obtain the best outcome for an injured employee. When you're hurt on the job, your first...

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New York Construction Accident Lawyers

Every day construction workers go to work in the morning wanting to earn their salary in exchange for an honest day's work. Unfortunately many property owners and general contractors fail to abide by safety rules endangering construction workers. Construction sites throughout New York City are dangerous places to work. For this reason, NY law protects workers, especially from elevation or gravity-related accidents. The trial lawyers at the F&A Injury Law Firm have been representing NYC construction workers for more than twenty years. Our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law only representing injured people. Since 1999, our lawyers have been...

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NYC Healthcare Construction Jobs Increase Could Lead To More Accidents

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Although many new NYC healthcare construction projects are bringing critically needed jobs during the pandemic, safety guidelines must still be closely followed to limit accidents. Between 2020 and 2023, NYC boroughs (except for Staten Island) should experience a thirty-eight percent (38%) increase in healthcare sector construction, costing about $9.4 billion. That number reflects a slight increase over the $6.8 billion the city spent between 2016 and 2019. Many of the new buildings will be constructed in the Bronx and Brooklyn. All OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) officials and construction site managers must keep enforcing all basic safety measures – while...

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New York City Building Collapse Lawyer

New York State Labor law was enacted to protect construction workers. Labor Law 240(1) states that general contractors and property owners shall furnish construction equipment such as scaffolds, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices to provide “proper protection” to a worker on a construction site. If you had a work accident in the excavation, renovation, demolition, or construction business, contact the experienced construction site accident lawyers at F&A to see if you are entitled to a substantial monetary award. Contact us at (212) 222-1111 to be connected with an attorney. The building boom in New...

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NYC Construction Accident Lawyers Discuss Demolition Work

Demolition Work Can Lead to Serious & Fatal Injuries While most construction workers are hired to work for many months or years building skyscrapers from the ground up, others prefer to work on demolition crews that bring buildings down to the ground in a matter of seconds. One of the NYC construction accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm explains: Although demolition work may look much easier, extensive planning is necessary to bring all structures safely to the ground. Likewise, both types of projects require the hiring of numerous safety engineers to minimize injuries. During any given year, it’s common for...

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Worksite Amputation Hazards

Queens Construction Accident Leaves One Worker Dead

Moving machine parts constantly pose a serious amputation threat to workers on construction sites and elsewhere explain NYC work accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. For this reason, all workers must be trained to properly turn on and off all machines before working on them for any purpose. During 2015, workers suffered nearly 3,000 amputations while on the job. Furthermore, there were approximately 30 severe workplace injuries reported each day of that year. Clearly, many more aggressive safety measures must be adopted and carefully enforced to fully protect people in the workplace. In addition to all their physical suffering...

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Safety Tips for Workers

Construction sites are very dangerous, both for workers and those in the nearby area. By following a few simple tips, construction workers can complete their projects while ensuring everyone is kept safe. Construction workers should make an ongoing effort to attend all safety training programs offered by employers, unions, and other local organizations. These courses and seminars can provide new information on job safety even for those who have taken similar classes before. Workers should also always ensure they are wearing proper safety gear for their job. Steel-toed boots, high-visibility vests, helmets, and harnesses are just a few pieces of equipment construction...

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New York State (NYS) Workers Compensation Lawsuits-Claim Guide by Injury Lawyer

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As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4 million workers were injured on the job during 2005 and 5,700 workers lost their lives from work-related injuries. New York State’s no-fault worker’s compensation program is meant to provide financial protection to workers hurt on the job and to provide the appropriate medical care. NYS State law requires employers to purchase insurance in order to provide workers’ compensation benefits to his/her employees. This insurance covers payments for medical care and to replace lost wages. It also provides facilities regarding medical treatment. However, denials are common while filing an injury claim....

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Are NYC Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety Threats?

Construction Sites Adapting to COVID-19 Safety

Now that most New York City construction sites are active again, they are having to figure out how to safeguard their workers against all COVID-19 health concerns. Back in March, when some workers voiced their fears about inadequate safety precautions, a few major changes were made on some sites. For example, social distancing concerns caused some employers to begin having their workers arrive at staggered start times -- so that large groups of employees would stop showing up and trying to enter the grounds at the same time. Other employers began requiring all employees to stop upon arrival and undergo forehead...

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