A $230 million court house being built in Staten Island will be environmentally safe and energy efficient when it opens later this year. But is it safe for the workers who are constructing it? A worker who was seriously injured in a fall last summer alleges in a lawsuit that the construction site was not safe for workers. The 58-year-old worker is suing to recover an unspecified amount of money damages for serious arm and leg injuries.
Construction companies understand that they have a responsibility to provide their workers with proper safety equipment, training and support. Construction sites are dangerous places to work and without the appropriate safety precautions, the result of an accident can be devastating. While many companies comply with state and federal safety regulations, there are also many who choose to put profit over the safety of their workers.
Working on a construction job comes with a fair share of hazards and frustration. Whether a person is working on a home project or on a large construction site, the risks of getting injured can be very real. Powerful tools and heights often create dangerous conditions so it is imperative that people are working with safe products free from defects. One of the most common tools that people work with on a jobsite is a ladder. Unfortunately, ladders are also a common cause of serious falls and accidents.
Among the millions of people who come into New York City everyday are thousands of tourists anxious to enjoy the hustle and bustle of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Those who live in the city may be accustomed to the hectic traffic and congestion that goes on every day, but many people are experiencing it for the first time. Unfortunately, many of these people become victims of a serious car accident.
Losing a loved one unexpectedly and because of someone else's negligence is devastating for families to cope with. For many of these people, holding the responsible party accountable is necessary so that they can regain a sense of justice. One way to do this in New York is to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
One of the biggest risks on a New York construction site is falling, and preventing anything from falling is crucial. This could mean properly securing harnesses and scaffolding for people who are working high up in a building, but it could also mean making sure that materials do not go plummeting to the ground as well. When objects fall from high levels or are very heavy, they can cause serious damage to the people below.
Construction sites can be very dangerous places for workers and even bystanders to be. In order to make areas that are under construction safer, a number of federal safety regulations and procedures are put in place. Companies must comply with these requirements or risk being held responsible for a serious accident.
In the aftermath of a fatal car accident, a victim's family can be devastated. Losing a loved one unexpectedly in a car crash is far too common, but every situation is different and needs to be properly investigated to find out what went wrong. However, one tragic similarity in many fatal crashes is the finger-pointing that goes on afterwards and a negligent party's refusal to take responsibility.