There are many aspects of a construction project in New York and many different types of work must be done to complete the project. As technology has improved, there are now more and more devices and equipment that workers use during these various phases of the project to complete the work. This equipment generally makes the process much easier to complete and makes the job safer overall. However, the equipment must be working properly otherwise it can be dangerous.
It is also the duty of the construction companies to ensure that the work site is as safe as possible and all safety requirements are being followed. This includes ensuring that all equipment and machinery is in good working condition and being used properly by the workers. If equipment and machinery is not safe, construction accidents can happen and workers may be injured as a result. Some of these injuries can be very severe as well and completely change the workers' lives.
If the cause of the accident was due to faulty equipment or machinery, the construction company may be liable to compensate the victim of the accident. This compensation could come in the form of workers' compensation benefits, but the injured workers may also be able to sue the construction company for damages separate from workers' compensation benefits. If successful, the worker could receive the full amount of their lost income as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
Many construction workers go to work every day in New York. While they understand there are dangers associated with the job, the expectation is that they will arrive home safely. However, sometimes their employers do not ensure that the equipment and machinery they are using is working properly and injuries occur. The injured workers may be entitled to compensation for their injuries though. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and may be able to help protect the workers' rights.