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September 2015 Archives

Construction workers and the dangers of asbestos exposure

In this blog, we discuss at length the many and significant dangers that construction workers face on a regular basis. While the vast majority of construction-related hazards are visible and obvious, there are others that cannot be seen and the negative effects of which may not be apparent for years.

Construction worker shortage raises safety concerns

In the wake of the 2008 great recession, the majority of construction projects throughout New York City and across the U.S. were put on indefinite hold. Fast forward to 2015 and cities across the U.S. are experiencing a building boom as demand for housing and commercial properties has increased substantially.

OSHA and construction workers' rights

For the thousands of construction workers who work at building and demolition sites throughout New York City, a typical day's work may involve scaling scaffolding, working in an elevator shaft or digging in a trench. While there’s no doubt that workers engaged in these types of activities are at danger of suffering injuries, the fact is that just being present on an active construction site can be dangerous.

Police investigate whether safety violations lead to recent construction worker's death

When walking around New York City, everywhere you look, signs indicate that the city is in the midst of a building boom. From soaring cranes and towering scaffolding structures to walled off massive construction sites, signs of development and renovation are obvious and hard to ignore. While the local construction industry's prosperity is often regarded as a positive sign of a burgeoning local and national economy, the recent death of a construction worker in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood has again raised concerns about construction safety in the city.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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