Collapsed Ceiling Or Wall Injuries
Hardworking construction professionals understand the risks they take on a daily basis. Yet, even the most careful workers can suffer serious injuries. New York labor laws are in place to protect them when property owners and outside contractors fail to ensure their safety.
Workers’ compensation can cover a portion of medical expenses, depending on the extent of the injury. However, third-party personal injury claims against negligent parties can provide the help construction workers and their families need long into the future.
Call COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. if you have been injured in a wall or ceiling collapse on a New York City metropolitan area construction site. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation.
Protecting the Rights Of Construction Workers and Their Family Members
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established specific recommendations to prevent collapsed ceiling or wall injuries. A qualified professional must verify that a concrete structure can support construction loads. These structures must be shored or braced until the concrete is verified to be strong or a permanent support is in place.
Ignoring safety standards or poor weather conditions can lead to catastrophic construction accidents that result in career-ending injuries and worse. A hardworking construction employee and primary wage earner could lose his or her life due to substandard construction or a lack of bracing and shoring.
At COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., we hold property owners, tool manufacturers and negligent subcontractors accountable for ongoing medical care, lost wages and potential earnings, and pain and suffering.