If you have spent any time on a construction site in New York, you know the hazards are numerous. However, if the contractors or property owners on the job are lax in their maintenance and safety standards, your chances of injury may increase dramatically. Here at Rosenbaum and Rosenbaum Attorneys at Law, we recognize the gravity of workplace injuries.
In order to help protect yourself, you should know the sources of workplace injuries, particularly in the field of construction. One of the most common causes of accidents on the job is malfunctioning equipment. You could suffer a serious injury as the result of a poorly maintained forklift or scaffolding that is not set up properly. Determining the party responsible for the injury may depend on whether the equipment was faulty, which could point to the manufacturer, or if the contractor on the site did not enforce adequate safety measures. In some cases, multiple parties are guilty of negligence.
Some of the most serious injuries you could experience include heights. Whether you fall or an object strikes you from above, unsafe working conditions from heights could seriously debilitate you. Therefore, it is necessary for contractors or property owners to inspect ladders, scaffolding, and roofs and maintain proper safety regulations regarding the use of equipment.
A workplace injury could cost you more than physical pain. The psychological effects of serious injuries could affect you for the rest of your life. In that case, you deserve recognition for the long-term effects of your injuries, rather than simply the immediate medical expenses. More information about injuries sustained on the job is available on our webpage.