When working on a construction site, it is reasonable to assume that the equipment used will work as intended. With safety measures in place, the risk for injury should be minimal. However, many workers each year are injured on the job due to defective or unsafe equipment. In many of these instances, workers are entitled to compensation that extends beyond their workers’ compensation benefits, which rarely cover the full cost of the injury.
Injuries caused as a result of defective machinery are often due to improper or lack of maintenance. The responsibility of maintaining the equipment falls on the owners. Failing to do so can make them liable for any injuries that occur when using the machinery.
Construction sites frequently use various types of heavy machinery, meaning that workers in these jobs are at higher risk for injury due to defective equipment. Equipment operators often undergo extensive training to use the machinery properly and safely. This training cannot help if the equipment malfunctions due to improper maintenance.
If you have been injured on the job due to an accident involving defective machinery, then there are provisions within New York’s Labor Laws to protect you. Speak with a professional to find out who is liable for your injuries and recover the compensation you deserve.
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