Is Your Hardhat Enough? Safety and Injury on Construction Sites

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: December 15th, 2014
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Construction has long been considered America’s most dangerous industry. In fact, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration was created to address lagging safety standards within the construction sector. And while stricter workplace regulations have gone a long way in reducing worker injuries, there’s still work to be done.

It falls on all our shoulders to remain vigilant, reduce hazards, and promote safety throughout New York City. From the high-rises of Manhattan to the mixed-use developments currently underway in Brooklyn, unsafe practices threaten lives on every work site. The personal injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. have been fighting for New York City’s injured workers for decades. We created this free infographic to help you learn more about the common dangers on our city’s construction sites and vital safety techniques that you can implement in your own workplace.

Is Your Hardhat Enough? Safety and Injury on Construction Sites

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 Is Workers Comp The Answer To Construction Site Injuries?

Undoubtedly, Workers Compensation was a victory for America’s construction workers. Until the 1940s, injured workers were forced into a no-win situation: either sue your employer or pay medical costs out of pocket. Workers rarely possessed the resources to pursue an effective legal strategy, and were even less able to pay rising medical expenses. The workforce, and American industry, was bankrupted by this choice.

Now, employers must purchase insurance for workplace injuries, and workers are guaranteed compensation for the most necessary services. But Workers Comp isn’t perfect. While it ensures a payout, Workers Compensation bars accident victims from suing even the most negligent employers. The personal injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. offer a solution. If your accident was caused by a negligent third-party, a contractor, subcontractor, architect, or site owner, you may have a case. We’ve been representing workers for decades, with big results. Visit our “Verdicts & Settlements” page here to learn more about our successful construction accident claims.

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