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3 reasons to see a PI attorney before seeking workers' comp

Suffering a serious on-the-job construction injury can be devastating, often resulting in the loss of a paycheck, not to mention extensive medical treatment. If you are strapped for cash, you may be tempted to simply seek as much money as you can through a workers' comp settlement.

Construction workers can speak up about unsafe working conditions

As we've mentioned often in this blog, construction accident fatalities have become an epidemic in New York City and throughout the state. It seems every week there is at least one tragic construction worker death - that could have been prevented with proper safety precautions in place.

Will recent court opinion place new limits on Scaffold Law?

According to a recent, yep sharply divided, opinion issued by the New York Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- employers may not be automatically liable for injuries when construction workers suffer falls on the worksite.

Filing a wrongful death claim after a fatal construction accident

In past blogs, we've talked in-depth about the hazardous conditions that cause construction accidents in New York City. In fact, although they only make up three percent of the city's workforce, construction workers account for more than one-third of all workplace fatalities.

OSHA: Nearly 65 percent of all construction deaths are caused by the "Fatal Four"

As anyone who has worked in construction knows, it is one of the most dangerous jobs, particularly in New York given the many high-rise buildings. In fact, according to the most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 937 construction workers died in work-related accidents in 2015 alone -- representing more than one-fifth of all work-related fatalities that year.

Battle rages over NYC's Construction Safety Act

Construction is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, if not the most dangerous -- particularly in New York. In fact, over the past two years, more than 30 construction workers have died in work-related accidents in New York City.

Findings and recommendations from the NYCOSH annual report

As we've discussed in previous blogs, fatal construction accidents in New York City and throughout the state have skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, 31 construction site deaths have occurred in the past 24 months.

Are New York construction safety laws at risk?

Last month, we told you about new legislation that, if passed, would create additional exceptions to New York's Scaffolding Law -- meaning many construction workers would have fewer legal options if they are injured on the jobsite while working at great heights.

What should you do if you are injured in a construction accident?

Construction can be a dangerous job, with potential hazards around every corner. According to federal and New York laws, construction workers deserve a safe working environment. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen, putting workers at risk for severe injury.

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