If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident at a construction site, you may suffer serious and disabling injuries. According to the New York Labor Law, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. After an injury is recorded, the worksite is inspected and investigated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If safety guidelines mandated by OSHA are not adhered to, it can lead to fines and loss of license. It is statistically proven that work sites that follow OSHA safety guidelines have fewer work related injuries.
The following are the OSHA regulations for workers using scaffolds:
OSHA Training Requirement: OSHA mandates training for the workers regarding:
In addition to initial training, OSHA requires employers to retrain their employees when appropriate.
OSHA Fall Protection Requirements: OSHA requires fall protection for scaffolding. The type of fall protection requirement varies according to the type of scaffolding. According to OSHA standards, an employer is responsible for providing fall protection.
OSHA Restrictions on Power Line Proximity: According to OSHA standards, depending on the type of electric lines and voltage, scaffolding should be at least three to ten feet away from live power lines. If this regulation is not abided by, it may result in electrocutions, fire and explosion accidents.
Violations of OSHA Standards: If an employer fails to follow these safety standards, it may result in fines, stop work orders and loss in licensing.
If you or someone you know is injured in any type of scaffolding accident, contact a scaffolding attorney who is familiar with New York Labor Law. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., we are very familiar with the special provisions of the New York Labor Law that deal with injuries sustained by falls from scaffolds and ladders by construction workers on the work site. We pride ourselves on helping scaffold and ladder accident victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester County and Rockland County obtain compensation for their injuries and financial loss.
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Electrocution results from a human body being exposed to a lethal amount of electrical energy. Unfortunately, the construction industry is regarded as the most dangerous workplace with the highest rate of electrocution cases. Each year workers die from exposure to extreme electric current. Electrocution contributes to nearly 5% of all deaths in the construction industry. The risk exists due to usage of high voltage of electric and other factors such as:
The answer is simple; Yes! Electrocution can be prevented in the construction industry by taking some precautionary steps:
Electrocution is caused by carelessness, not heading job site rules and lack of knowledge. Awareness of electrocution hazards as well taking proper safety precautions can save thousands of lives.
If you or a loved one is injured due to exposure to electricity current, or if you have lost your loved one as a result of electrocution in the construction industry, contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C to learn about how we can protect your rights. Call us today at 917-300-0797 / 718-619-4525.
Scaffolds are temporary platforms allowing work to be done above ground level. Scaffolding is used in construction sites, remodelling projects, and various other contracted jobs. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly 5,000 construction workers are injured in scaffolding accidents every year. Even though the number of scaffolding accidents has drastically decreased over the last 30 years, it still poses a serious threat to construction workers nationwide. Injuries sustained from faulty scaffolds can be extremely severe, life-altering, and potentially fatal.
Some of the common injuries that occur due to scaffolding accidents are:
Scaffolding injuries can be brutal, causing you a lifetime of pain and suffering. Following the basic safety measures can often prevent scaffolding accident injuries. Always stay alert and secured while working on scaffolds, and always pay attention to your surroundings for possible signs of danger.
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident, you should talk to a scaffolding accident attorney to represent you and help protect your rights. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C. we pride ourselves on helping scaffolding accident victims. You can call us at 917-300-0797/ 718-619-4525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more, visit our website- www.dervishilaw.com
Scaffolding accidents are one of the most common types of construction accidents. Scaffolding accidents can lead to fatal injuries which may accrue astronomical medical bills. According to the statistics of U.S. Department of Labor, every year nearly 5000 workers suffer injuries, and more than 60 people die due to scaffolding accidents. These accidents can be avoided by taking the appropriates measures.
The following are some safety tips to avoid scaffolding accidents:
Every worker must follow safety rules to avoid scaffolding accidents. If a worker fails to abide by the safety rules, he may suffer serious injuries. By filing a lawsuit, he may be able to claim compensation for his damages.
If you have been injured in a scaffolding accident at a construction site, contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C. We are very familiar with the special provisions of the New York Labor Law that deal with injuries sustained by falls from scaffolds and ladders by construction workers on the work site. We pride ourselves in helping scaffold and ladder accident victims throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester County and Rockland County obtain compensation for their injuries and financial loss.
Call us at (917) 300-0797 for a free case evaluation.