UNSAFE WORK SITES
Construction sites are inherently dangerous work environments where employees are regularly exposed to heavy machinery, electrical equipment, harmful chemicals and vast heights during the course of their daily duties.
If employers fail to identify and correct safety hazards around the work site, they put the safety and health of their employees at serious risk. To that end, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict guidelines in an effort to help protect the safety of construction workers.
OSHA stipulates that “employers MUST provide their employees with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and must follow all OSHA safety and health standards.” Some of the OSHA standards that construction site employers must obey include:
- Provide fall protection for employees
- Prevent trenching cave-ins and protect workers who enter confined spaces such as manholes
- Put guards on machines
- Prevent exposure to harmful substances such as asbestos and lead
- Provide workers with respirators or other needed safety equipment free of charge
- Train workers about workplace hazards and how they can protect themselves
If you or a love one suffered serious injury or even death on a construction site that failed to follow the proper standards of workplace safety, you may be entitled to compensation to help pay for your pain & suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. Call Fellows Hymowitz right away to find out how our experienced New York and New Jersey Construction Accident Lawyers may be able to help.
Fellows Hymowitz Can Help
At Fellows Hymowitz, we fight aggressively to protect the rights of workers injured at unsafe work sites. If you are injured as the result of an unsafe work site, you can be confident that Fellows Hymowitz will fight to secure the best possible outcome for your accident claim.
Call Fellows Hymowitz today at 845-639-9300 for a FREE, confidential consultation. When you call, an experienced New York and New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer will investigate every detail of your accident at no cost to you.
At Fellows Hymowitz, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front and we don’t get paid until you do. Call today to learn how we may be able to help.
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