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Construction Site Accidents: Know Your Rights

Although there are many laws and regulations in place to protect people at construction sites, accidents do happen. Sometimes injuries are minor, and sometimes they are not. In either case, injured parties should be aware of what their rights are when in comes to construction site accident law. Give us a call at 785-4900 for a free consultation. In the meantime, take a look at our most popular articles covering construction site accidents:

Driver Tips for Preventing Accidents in Construction Zones and Obtaining Effective Representation if You are Injured

Orange traffic cones marking a construction zone with a car in the backgroundConstruction zones on busy roadways can be very dangerous places, both for the construction workers on the job and for drivers traveling through them.

Despite strict DOT regulations regarding how roadway work zones should be set up to protect drivers and workers, work zone accidents can and still do happen – frequently. Given the vulnerability of the workers in these work zones and the potentially dangerous driving conditions created by the work being completed, it should come as no surprise that construction zone accidents can result in serious injury and sometimes death to workers and drivers. (more…)

I Am A Construction Worker Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident at a Construction Site While on the Job. What Are My Rights?

Road WorkConstruction laborers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

These workers perform heavy physical labor, operate mechanical equipment and power tools, work on scaffolds, and are exposed almost every minute while on the worksite to falling objects moving equipment and other hazards.

As a result, injuries that occur on construction sites are often catastrophic, some even causing death.

Safety Regulations to Protect Construction Workers in New York State

In order to protect construction workers in New York, there are laws that govern the responsibility of owners, general contractors and their agents, as well as regulations that provide detailed safety practices that must be followed. (more…)

As a Construction Worker Hit By a Car While Doing Road Work, What Are My Rights?

Road ConstructionDuring the spring and summer months, road construction in the Capital Region is a common occurrence. From fixing potholes on local roads to repairing overpasses and bridges on major highways, DOT workers, town workers and construction workers in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and throughout the Capital District are hard at work alongside drivers on busy roads and highways.

Construction zones are carefully set up according to specific DOT regulations in order to protect both drivers and construction workers on the job. Still, construction zones are dangerous areas for workers, who are particularly exposed and vulnerable when working on the peripheral boundaries of a marked construction zone.

Construction workers moving cones, setting up boundaries, shoveling pavement, directing traffic, crossing the road and performing other duties on road construction sites are at risk for catastrophic personal injury as cars and trucks are driven through the work area. (more…)