If you’ve experienced a construction injury, you don’t have to face the physical, emotional, and financial burdens alone. We specialize in helping individuals like you who have been injured on construction sites. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing the legal guidance and support you need during this challenging time. Becoming injured in a construction site accident can be scary, but you can get help when you want to file a claim.
What Is Considered A Confined Space In The Context Of Construction Sites?
We understand that confined spaces in construction can vary, but they typically include areas not designed for continuous occupancy, such as tanks, pits, vaults, and tunnels. These spaces often have limited entry and exit points, posing unique hazards for workers.
What Are The Common Hazards Associated With Confined Spaces On Construction Sites?
In confined spaces, numerous hazards can threaten the safety of workers. These may include poor ventilation leading to the risk of suffocation, the presence of hazardous gases or chemicals, and the potential for engulfment, entrapment, or falls. Our legal experts can help you navigate the complexities of these dangers if you or a loved one has been affected.
Are There Safety Regulations In Place To Protect Workers In Confined Spaces?
Yes, there are specific regulations established by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to protect workers in confined spaces. Employers are required to assess and label confined spaces, implement safety measures, provide adequate training, and establish rescue procedures to ensure worker safety. Our Queens, NY construction accident lawyers know that violations of these regulations can lead to legal action.
What Should I Do If I Or A Family Member Has Been Injured In A Confined Space Accident On A Construction Site?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a confined space accident, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention. Then, consult with our experienced attorneys. We specialize in construction site injury cases, and we can help you understand your legal rights, assess liability, and pursue the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Decide Whether To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim Or A Personal Injury Lawsuit For My Construction Site Injury?
The choice between filing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit depends on the circumstances of your injury. Workers’ compensation typically covers medical expenses and lost wages for on-the-job injuries, regardless of fault, while personal injury claims may involve pursuing additional damages if a third party’s negligence contributed to your accident. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and guide you in making the most appropriate legal decision based on your unique situation to secure the maximum compensation possible to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have further questions or require legal assistance regarding confined space injuries at construction sites, do not hesitate to reach out to Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. We are here to support you every step of the way. Call to set up a consultation, and let us help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.