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Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites can be dangerous. Heavy machinery, sharp tools, great heights, and large building materials can be the cause of many injuries. Construction Accident claims go beyond Workers’ Compensation; to provide further reparations if the injury was the fault of the supervisor or employer not following the proper regulations on-site. There are a large number of safety procedures that both you, and the company you work for, are required to follow. If your injury is caused by negligence on the part of your employer; you may want to consider legal discourse beyond a Workers’ Compensation claim. Construction sites can be dangerous. Heavy machinery, sharp tools, great heights, and large building materials can be the cause of many injuries. Construction Accident claims go beyond Workers’ Compensation; to provide further reparations if the injury was the fault of the supervisor or employer not following the proper regulations on-site. There are a large number of safety procedures that both you, and the company you work for, are required to follow. If your injury is caused by negligence on the part of your employer; you may want to consider legal discourse beyond a Workers’ Compensation claim.

Safety & Prevention

To avoid injury and death of workers; the U.S. Department of Labor created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets regulations and legal precedents. The rules created by OSHA are meant to keep workers safe and reduce the number of hazards in the workplace for potentially dangerous professions. This includes, but is not limited to: providing a safety manual during training, providing safe tools/equipment, removal of potential dangers from the work site, and create a communication network in the event of a hazard. OSHA regulations should be posted somewhere that is accessible by all workers; who should also be made aware of the list. Proper training should be provided by your employer before you operate heavy machinery or get into a situation where the risk of falling injury can occur to an effect of greater injury – such as the use of scaffolding or high ladders.

Filing a Claim

If a work environment is unsafe due to a lack of proper training, safety precautions, or the posting of OSHA regulations, there may also be cause for a lawsuit on the grounds of Construction Accident Negligence in addition to Worker’s Compensation. If you are injured on the job, seek medical attention immediately. You should report your injuries to your supervisor in writing. Be sure to keep a copy for your own records, especially if you are seeking legal action. An attorney with experience in construction site injury will be able to help you navigate your way through your claim; including whether or not the avenue of Construction Accident Negligence is warranted. If you’ve been hurt on a construction site, meet with an experienced attorney as soon as you can. Don’t miss the opportunity to be legally compensated for your injury.For over 25 years,we have been assisting people in the New York/New Jersey area with injury cases of all shapes and sizes; from Dog Bites, to Construction Accidents & Workers’ Compensation. Bite Back with D’Agostino & Associates, P.C. Call us at 1-888-245-2924 for a free consultation, or click here to contact us.

By | 2017-06-09T11:25:38+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Disability, Neglect, Personal Injury|0 Comments

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