Employer negligence refers to a legal obligation (called “duty of care”) owed by employers to their employees. Construction sites are dangerous by nature. Because of this, New York law requires construction employers to provide workers with a reasonable safe work environment. For example, New York’s Labor Law 240 states that construction workers should be given safety devices to protect them from falls.
If a worker falls from an unsafe height and sustains an injury, he /she may hold the employer responsible for the accident. Similarly, New York’s Labor Law 241 holds contractors strictly liable for any injury caused by OSHA code violations.
If you are a worker who has been injured on the job and you are certain that it was caused by your employer’s failure to properly maintain equipment, removing the safety provisions from the machinery, or failing to properly screen and train new employees, you can hold him or her responsible for your injuries. Our firm can help you hold the liable party responsible for these actions and for the negligence.
Many circumstances can be considered employee negligence, but there are four primary categories in which these accidents fall under:
Although a coworker may have been the direct cause of the accident, the fault of your injuries may be traced up to the negligence of your employer in regard to that employee. All employers have the responsibility to stay in communication with the workers and to listen to their needs as far as safety and health.
A government agency has been established to help prevent injuries and to investigate the working conditions of individuals. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to prevent injuries and protect each employee. Some injuries are the result of the workers themselves, some involve the reckless actions of a coworker, and still others are from employee negligence.
If you were injured in a preventable accident because your employer acted in a negligent manner, speak with our firm.
When you suffer injury while on the construction job, you will need the legal assistance of an experienced New York City construction accident attorney. If your injury was caused by poor company safety practices, our firm can help you fight for damages. Our firm has represented many disabled workers who are filing a personal injury claim against their employer.
Contact our firm as soon as possible. We can help you determine what type of liability settlement will help you win. Contact our firm today if you are searching for an attorney or your construction accident case in New York City, New York.