In the New York metropolitan area, construction, renovation and demolition of apartment buildings, office buildings, retail establishments, homes, and other buildings goes on every day. There are many hazards on a jobsite and injuries sustained on a construction site can be devastating.
Every year thousands of workers are injured or killed on the job. Workers and tradesmen who are the backbone of this country are routinely placed in harms way due to unsafe or hazardous work site conditions. Hardworking men and women are needlessly exposed to hazardous conditions that result in injury and sometimes death. Often, owners and contractors prioritize economic considerations and project deadlines over maintaining a safe job site.
When this happens, good people get hurt through no fault of their own. The law permits workers to recover money damages for on-the-job injuries when owners, contractors and subcontractors don’t meet their obligations or follow safety rules. For example, the law demands that construction sites are maintained according to specific safety standards, regular inspections are conducted, safety gear and devices are provided and equipment is kept in good working order. These types of safety violations can result in catastrophic injuries.
Schulman Blitz, LLP has successfully represented clients injured in a wide range of serious construction accidents including:
- Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents
- Falling objects
- Accidents caused by construction debris and defects
- Crane accidents, forklift accidents, and motor vehicle accidents
- Trench collapses
- Worksite accidents
If you have been injured at a construction site you may be entitled to significant compensation in excess of any worker’s compensation benefits. Schulman Blitz, LLP has shown its leadership in the litigation and trial of these cases through its successful track record in obtaining large monetary awards for workers who have been injured at work sites.