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Archive for May, 2015


There were 231 construction-site accidents in New York City in 2014 — 18 of which involved pedestrians. That represents a spike from recent years, and it could be a harbinger of things to come, as New York City gears up to build thousands of units of housing, especially affordable housing.
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A worker at a construction site for a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan fell down an elevator shaft on Tuesday, plunging hundreds of feet to his death, the police said.

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Thousands of workers get injured or killed in constructions sites each year. It is important to take precautionary steps to avoid such accidents or injuries. Construction workers have rights in the event of an accident. It is essential that after an injury or accident, a construction accident lawyer is contacted.

Construction site safety tip:

  • It is important to give proper training to all workers with the equipment they will be using and also provide basic safety tips.
  • Inspect all ladders and scaffolds before a shift to avoid accidents.
  • Make sure to follow the OSHA rules while installing guard rails or any sturdy protective screens for a construction site.
  • While the construction work is going on, it is advisable to maintain a net underneath the roof so that it can prevent any accident.
  • All materials that are toxic should be properly safeguarded.
  • It is advisable to wear protective gear such as helmets, gloves, hats, and sturdy shoes in construction sites.
  • Keep paths clear before carrying heavy objects or equipment.
  • Use instruments or equipment that you are trained to use.
  • While performing roof work, wear harnesses and safety materials.
  • Working around bridges and tunnels can expose a worker to lead. It is important that the workers blood lead level is checked to ensure the worker can work in those places.

Contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C. – Construction Accident Lawyer

Dervishi Law Group, P.C. has the experience to advise you about construction laws. They have successfully represented thousands of construction workers who have been hurt on the job. They have their own investigative team and act quickly to gather and preserve evidence.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specializes in construction accidents. If you would like a free consultation, then call 917-300-0797, 212-235-1447, 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com .

Their service locations include Manhattan, the surrounding areas and Westchester.

 

People working in industrial or construction sites are at risk of getting injured due to their environment. Workplace injuries can affect physical and mental health, as well as cause disability. It is essential to know your rights regarding worker’s compensation laws.

Common workplace injuries:

Slip and fall– Slip and falls are one of the most prevalent workplace injuries in the United States. Slip and falls take place as a result of wet or damaged floors, debris on the floor, and other obstructions. These accidents can cause broken bones, head and back injuries.

Falls from heights– This happens from an elevated area such as roofs, ladders and stairways. Falls from heights usually take place due to malfunctioning equipment.

Overexertion injuries– This type of injury is caused by pushing, pulling, lifting, holding, carrying, and throwing activities.

Injuries due to falling objects– Objects falling from shelves, falling from above, or unknowingly dropped by another person can cause injuries. Head injuries are common due to this accident.

Vehicle accidents– Workers driving vehicles for the purpose of business may get injured if the vehicle turns over or crashes. This can lead to injuries.

Electric shock– Another common workplace injury is electric shock. Those who work with electricity on a daily basis are at high risk of getting injured due to electric shocks.

Workplace hazards– Some on the job hazards like chemicals and fires may cause burns, explosions, and other serious injuries to the worker.

Contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C. – New York Construction Accident Lawyer

Attorneys at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. has successfully represented thousands of construction workers who have been hurt on the job. They have their own investigative team and act quickly to gather and preserve evidence.

Dervishi Law Group, P.C. specializes in construction accidents. If you would like a free consultation, then call 917-300-0797, 212-235-1447, 718-619-4525 or email us at fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

Their service locations include New York and it’s surrounding areas, and Westchester.