While it is impossible to predict all accidents, there are safeguards in place to protect workers from most accidents that can occur in the industrial workplace. New York Labor Laws include strict codes that employers, property owners, and general contractors must adhere to in order to ensure that all of their workers have a safe work environment.
Preventable accidents may include the following:
Tripping over debris on the work site
Falls from ladders and scaffolds
Accidents due to defective equipment or tools lacking safety guards
Accidents caused by hoisting or lowering loads
In many instances, these accidents could have been completely prevented had the property owner or contractor followed state laws and regulations in regards to safety. By not doing so, they put all of the workers and visitors to the site at risk and can be liable for any injuries that may occur under New York’s labor laws.
If you have been injured on the job as a result of an industrial accident, then you may be entitled to compensation that extends beyond your workers’ compensation benefits. We can help you determine who is liable for you injuries so they can be held responsible. Work with a professional to get the compensation you deserve so that you can recover and get back to work.