Worn or Defective Rope or Cable Lawyer
Workers in New York face significant hazards on construction sites every day. One of the potential hazardous areas are defective ropes and cables. Rope and cable are used for numerous construction applications and can become worn over time through extensive use and exposure to the elements. Construction workers using worn or defective rope or cable may become seriously injured when crane or hoist cables deteriorate, elevator or lift cables break, or when cables or rope used in protective systems for workers fail. Many times ropes or cable can be inherently defective from a design or manufacturing defect.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), has published specific safety guidelines for one working with wire rope or cable. For example, it is imperative that rope or cable is inspected regularly for wear or other defects. Construction workers need to be provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and should be trained on the proper use and potential hazards of defective or worn rope and cables.
The construction accident lawyers of Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. have over fifty (50) experience in these types of construction accidents and seeking just compensation for construction workers injured on the job. If you have been injured on a construction site from a rope or cable accident, it is likely you have been injured because your employer, contractor or some other company at the site was negligent in protecting worker safety by properly inspecting a worn rope or cable.
Common Causes of Rope and Cable Accidents on Construction Sites
There are many types of failures leading to rope and cable accidents, including:
- Tension Breaks
- Fatigue Breaks
- Corrosion Breaks
- Cut or Shearing of Rope or Cable
- Improper Safety Training
- Failure to Inspect Worn Rope or Cable
Injuries Caused by Worn and Defective Rope or Cable Accidents in Construction
This leads to a variety of significant and severe personal injuries, not limited to:
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Head and Neck Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI)
- Amputation of a Limb
- Sprains or Strains
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Permanent or Temporary Disability
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Other Emotional Disorders
New York Labor Law and Worn Rope or Cable Accidents on Construction Sites
New York requires employers to keep workers safe from known hazards on a construction site. Various New York Labor Laws may apply to your construction accident. They include failures in complying with Labor Law sections, §200, §240(1), and §241(6). It is imperative that your attorney know the Law and be able to apply these sections to your construction accident case.
Product Liability in Defective Rope or Cable Accidents in New York
Sometimes a rope or cable is not worn down by use or the elements, but instead is defective by design or through the manufacturing process itself. If a rope or cable is defective because of a manufacturing defect, the company who constructed the rope or cable may be liable for damages their defective product caused. Our lawyers are experienced in product liability claims and can help you bring a claim against the rope or cable manufacturer.
Call Our New York City Construction Accident Lawyers Today
If you were hurt on a construction site from a defective rope or cable accident, contact our attorneys right away for a free consultation. The lawyers at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. have decades of experience in construction accident law and are devoted to maintaining worker safety, by holding contractors responsible.
Review our history of success and the millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements won in construction accidents. Our personal injury attorneys know New York Law. Check out our testimonials from past clients who express Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein’s extensive knowledge and experience leading to favorable results. We represent construction workers hurt on construction sites throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Please contact us at (212) 847-5007 in New York City, or (718) 954-9986 on Long Island.