Construction can be a dangerous industry. The government recognizes that, and organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aim to keep workers safe by establishing maintenance requirements for construction sites. However, these guidelines are not always followed carefully, and the results can be catastrophic.
Improper Site Maintenance Leads To Injury
At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have seen countless construction site maintenance accidents. We are experienced accident attorneys, with many multimillion-dollar verdicts in our case history, including what was the largest in New York for $44 million. Our track record proves that we have the skill necessary to take on your case and get you the most favorable outcome possible.
Despite the guidelines set by state and federal regulatory agencies, accidents that occur due to lack of maintenance on construction sites include:
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall due to untidy site. If materials and equipment are not put away correctly, workers may trip or slip on them and fall.
- Electrocution due to improperly connected power. Construction sites require a lot of power. If extension cords and other power sources are not connected and maintained correctly, workers can suffer life-threatening electrical shocks.
- Falls through unsafe surfaces. Most construction sites lay wooden planks over gaps in flooring to allow construction workers to move around. If the flooring is not sufficiently supported, workers may fall through and be injured.
Workers should be able to trust that their work site is safe, and a major part of ensuring that safety is construction site maintenance. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of site management or another party, you deserve financial compensation.
Get Our Professional Advice Today
Our team is proud of our many successful cases, and how we have been able to contribute to New York construction accident law through our work. We offer our knowledge to clients beginning with their first meeting. If you or a loved one has been injured due to faulty equipment and you would like to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer, call our office in New York at 212.227.2780.