New York Construction Accident Prevention

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs available today. In fact, the fatality rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. Specifically, construction workers face potential injuries or fatalities from falls, trench collapses, scaffold collapses, electrical shocks, failure to use proper protective gear and repetitive motion injuries.

The attorneys at the New York law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy are firm believers in the importance of workplace safety and accident prevention at construction sites. However, when accidents do occur, it is important for injured workers to consult a knowledgeable lawyer to learn about their legal options.

If you were injured in a construction accident, call Block O'Toole & Murphy to find out whether you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact us at 212-736-5300 or complete our online form to schedule a FREE consultation.

Preventing Construction Accidents in New York

The best way to prevent construction accidents is to anticipate problems before they occur. The following are general guidelines to prevent construction accidents:

  • Attend safety training sessions
  • Utilize protective clothing and gear
  • Follow OSHA regulations
  • Report unsafe or damaged equipment
  • Form a rescue plan when working in trenches
  • Report construction accidents to prevent them from happening again

For more detailed information on how to prevent specific types of construction accidents, browse the following links: