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Worker Killed in Scaffolding Accident at Upper Manhattan Site

A worker died after a construction site accident in Upper Manhattan the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. According to authorities, the 28-year-old man from Staten Island was hit in the head by a piece of scaffolding while working at the construction site for a 13-story building on Riverside Drive, located along the northern end of… Read More »

Firefighters Free Trapped Man at Construction Site

On April 7, firefighters were called to a construction site in Water Mill to help free a man who was reportedly trapped in a trench. According to representatives from the Sag Harbor Fire Department, a man’s legs were stuck in a hole at the construction site after a large amount of dirt collapsed on top… Read More »

Workplace Accidents and Workers Compensation Defenses

In New York, a system of workers compensation exists to ensure that employees receive cash benefits and/or paid medical leave when they are injured on the job. Workers may be entitled to temporary or permanent, partial or total disability benefits, depending on the type of injuries sustained. Generally, all an employee should have to do… Read More »

Can You Get Compensation After Falling off a Ladder on a Construction Site?

Statistics provided by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) show that falls from ladders and stairways during construction lead to approximately 25,000 injuries and 36 deaths per year nationwide. About half of the injuries are serious enough to warrant days off from work, clearly reminding us what we likely already know: ladders can be… Read More »