Construction Site Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers in New York, NY
New York construction sites are potentially hazardous places for workers. With more than 150,000 construction site accidents each year, property owners, general contractors, developers, and other responsible parties need to pay close attention to worker safety. They must ensure that workers are able to move safely about the work area. By not doing things like clearing away clutter or installing proper lighting, workers could slip or trip and injure themselves.
While workers’ compensation could be an option for an injured construction worker, it might also be possible to recover additional compensation from the property owner, prime contractor, developer or others in a third-party lawsuit.
The construction accident attorneys at David Resnick & Associates, PC, are skilled at evaluating New York City slip and fall construction accident claims. We can help you determine whether the negligence of a third party caused or contributed to your injuries. Call our firm today at 877-815-6053 or use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.
We serve construction accident victims in the Bronx and all of New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Long Island.
Slip and Fall Accidents in New York Construction
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents also called “falls on the same level,” are the second most costly type of injury-causing accident on construction sites, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. They accounted for $7.9 billion in total accident-related costs in 2010, the most recent year for statistics. Alarmingly, slip and fall injuries are by far the fastest growing cause of injuries in the past five years.
Slips occur most often where there is too little friction or traction between the construction worker’s footwear and the walking surface. Common causes of slips are:
- Wet or oily surfaces that have not been cleaned.
- Spills that have not been cleaned up or cordoned off from workers.
- Failure to change the work schedule to account for weather hazards like rain, snow and ice.
- Loose, unanchored rugs, mats or metal plates covering working area surfaces.
- Uneven flooring or other walking surfaces that have not been repaired.
Trips happen when your foot hits an object that causes you to lose your balance and fall. Common causes of trips at New York construction sites are:
- Obstructed view of the work area.
- Poor lighting that fails to properly illuminate the site.
- Clutter in the path of workers engaged in their tasks.
- Wrinkled carpeting or mats.
- Uncovered cables, cords and other items lying on the floor surface.
- Uneven steps, thresholds and walking surfaces.
Hurt In A Slip and Fall Construction Accident? Call Our NYC Construction Injury Lawyers Today
Our lawyers understand what is required for you to receive the compensation you deserve after a New York City construction site slip and fall accident. Our experience with all types of slip and fall cases can give you a distinct advantage. To learn more about our ability to help you get the most out of your claim, contact the law firm of David Resnick & Associates, P.C.
Call our firm today at 877-815-6053 or use our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.