Construction activity can be very dangerous to workers and other people on or near a site. Working with heavy machinery, power tools and other potentially dangerous equipment can lead to serious injuries.
New York has laws that place a responsibility on property owners and contractors to maintain a reasonably safe worksite for workers and others legally on the premises. This includes making sure equipment is maintained and is functioning within accepted safety standards. If the responsible parties fail to meet these safety requirements or to exercise reasonable care, they can be held liable for accidents that occur on the worksite and be subject to administrative fines from federal, state and local building authorities.
There are several types of construction accidents that often can be prevented or minimized if property owners, contractors and safety managers take proper precautions:
The Licatesi Law Group, LLP represents construction site accident victims and their families, pursuing fair and adequate compensation for them. To arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced New York attorneys, call us at (516) 227-2662 or contact us online at our Uniondale or Brooklyn office.
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