Construction workers face challenges every day because they are constantly in the risk of severe injury due to the unsafe working environment and lower safety standards. The equipment they use to perform their tasks can be unsafe as well. Those types of equipment can cause serious injuries or even death of the construction workers by triggering a construction accident and injury. Durga Bhurtel is dedicated to helping construction workers in an event of accidents and injuries.

A 53-year-old construction worker was found dead – trapped in the elevator shaft for some time and wedged between an elevator car and the shaft inside the newly constructed residential tower at 555 Tenth Ave.

New York’s “Scaffold Law” makes employers liable for such common accidents as an employee falling off a ladder and/or scaffold.

The types of construction equipment covered by the Scaffold Law include:

  • Scaffolds
  • Ladders
  • Hoists
  • Stays
  • Slings
  • Hangers
  • Pulleys
  • Irons
  • Ropes
  • Blocks
  • Braces
  • Other similar devices

Serious construction accident causing three dead after scaffolding collapses from high-rise building

Bhurtel Law Firm on Construction Accidents

We have more than 15 years of experience and provide both domestic and international legal counseling. We handle a wide variety of personal injury claims and strive for fast results.

When you select an attorney to handle your construction accident claim, you need a knowledgeable lawyer who understands the details of the labor laws in the State of New York. Our construction accident attorney in Queens has the experience to pursue all parties involved in your accident, so you can receive full compensation for your personal injury.

Workers’ compensation laws affect only the recovery that you can receive from your employer. If other parties are responsible for your injuries, such as subcontractors or equipment manufacturers, you may be able to recover damages from them.

Please contact us at our office located in Queens, NY at 718-509-6181 for a free case evaluation.

Please be advised that past result does not guarantee future result. Please take notice that this is not a legal advice. This is an advertisement. If you need legal advice, please contact Bhurtel Law Firm.
Published: 08/24/2017 | Updated: September 17th 2019 | Sources: Bhurtel Law Firm, NY Post 

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