construction-related injury

Shorter buildings pose heightened risk to construction workers

Considering that falls and falling objects are some of the biggest contributors to construction accidents, you might think that shorter buildings are overall safer for construction workers. You’d be mistaken, in that case. Currently, in New York City, workers are most at risk at non-union job sites, which typically include buildings under 10 stories tall …

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Construction workers, accidents and traumatic brain injury

As a commercial construction worker, there’s nothing more important than your health and well-being. Not only should you take steps to remain safe throughout the day, but you expect your employer to do the same. Unfortunately, there are times when accidents occur on a job site. If this happens and you’re involved, it could result …

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3 points construction workers should know about scaffolds

Construction workers in New York often work in high places. One option to reach these higher spaces is scaffolding. When used properly, scaffolding is a safe option. Ignoring safety protocol can lead to tragedy. Workers and employers can take specific steps to stop these tragedies from occurring. Injured employees might seek compensation if the cause …

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Ladders are often the culprit of a construction site accident

As a construction worker, you are staffed with many responsibilities throughout the day. No matter what task you’re taking on, nothing changes the fact that your safety, health, and well-being should always come first. If you have any reason to believe that you’re in an unsafe situation, you should remove yourself without delay. Ladders are …

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What to do if you’re injured in a construction site accident

Every job has its risks. People in every industry can and are injured on the job, often requiring medical attention. That’s why there are law protecting workers, including laws requiring that employers pay into workers’ compensation and that set standards for safety on the job. Even when everyone complies with safety regulations, there’s still risk …

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