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Causes of Construction Accidents

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Putting costs and work schedules ahead of worker safety is a common factor in many construction site accidents. When an employer pushes workers to complete a job in a hurry and at the lowest possible cost, essential safety precautions may go by the wayside. At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan, our lawyers represent construction workers throughout the New York City area who suffer on-the-job injuries. We offer afree initial consultation to discuss your accident. We work with experts who can help us identify the cause and hold the negligent party accountable. Common causes of construction site accidents include:

  • Lack offall protection for workers on elevated structures
  • Lack of protection for people on the ground fromfalling objects
  • Tripping hazards from construction materials and debris
  • Missing guards or protections on power tools
  • Unsafe equipment
  • Lack of safety precautions when working near power lines
  • Lack of protection for workers in trenches
  • Unsafe property conditions

Prompt investigation of a construction accident can often uncover violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules. Proper Stop Work Authority procedures for any contractor is also critical, violations of SWA is very serious. For this reason, it’s important to contact our attorneys as soon as possible so we can collect and preserve evidence of those violations. If your employer or another party was negligent in causing your injury, we can help you recover full compensation for everything you have lost by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

For More Information About The Causes Of Construction Site Accidents

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Jason Fuiman

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Co-Managing Partner and Chair of O'Dwyer & Bernstien's Labor & Employee Benefits practice, Jason has over twenty years of experience in the New York legal industry.