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Construction / Work Related Accidents

You Have Rights as an Injured Worker

New York Labor Law provides specific protections applicable to those working on the construction of buildings and other structures. These protections include the use of fireproof materials and adherence to certain rules and regulations pertaining to beams and flooring. There are other regulations that pertain to elevators and their shafts, intended to prevent construction workers from falling down the shaft.

Furthermore, all building construction sites must be operated in such a way as to provide reasonable safety to all people employed at the construction site or lawfully on the construction site. If you have been injured on a construction site, you have rights. Discuss your options with a White Plains personal injury lawyers at Tilem & Associates, PC today during a free initial consultation: (877) 377-8666.

Protecting Workers in Elevators

Any person working in an elevator shaft or hatchway and/or stairwells of buildings during construction or demolition must be protected by sound planking at least two inches thick. Such planking must be at laid at least two stories above and one story below the workers, or by other similar safety rules (See Labor Law 241-a).

Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident?

New York law protects workers involved in all aspects of construction, including repairing, painting and even cleaning buildings. Contractors and owners must supply workers with a variety of safety devices, such as scaffolds and other devices to protect workers from falling. Most times, scaffolding must have a protective railing that is at least 34 inches in height from the floor of the scaffolding.

This is to protect the worker from falling. Did you know that the scaffolding must be able to hold four times the weight it will actually hold? These are issues that must be investigated if you are injured on scaffolding. If you have been injured at a New York construction site from falling, call the attorneys at Tilem & Associates, PC for a free consultation. We will travel to your home or hospital to meet with you.

Call Tilem & Associates, PC today!

If you have suffered injuries in New York on a construction worksite, call Tilem & Associates, PC toll-free at (877) 377-8666 for a free consultation. Our firm can put more than two decades of legal experience to work for you as soon as you give us a call. Take the first step today by speaking with a knowledgeable attorney.

All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.