Construction Safety Gear Lawyer
Construction workers are exposed to a wide array of risks daily. That is why employers must provide adequate construction safety gear for their employees. If any safety equipment were to fail, the construction worker could sustain a serious injury or, even worse, could be killed. If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to faulty construction safety gear, it is important to contact construction accident attorneys at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. We help our clients understand their rights, discuss legal options, and develop a plan to recover compensation.
What are Construction Safety Gear Accidents?
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers must be assigned personal protective equipment such as:
- Snugly Fitting Gloves
- Welding Gloves
- Heavy-Duty Rubber Gloves
- Steel Toe Boots with Puncture-Resistant and Slip-Resistant Soles
- Safety Glasses
- Face Shields
- Hard Hats
All of these safety gear should be able to protect workers from falling objects, electrical hazards, heavy blows, flying particles, and other dangerous elements.
The problem is that some construction site supervisors choose to take dangerous shortcuts when they are troubled by financial issues and strict deadlines, among others. These individuals may fail to provide workers with vital safety equipment such as goggles, gloves, face shields, lanyards, yo-yos and other fall restraints, and more. In some cases, construction safety equipment failure may occur due to manufacturing and design flaws, or age of equipment and failure of the contractor to discard worn out gear.
These defects can impact various types of safety equipment that construction workers rely on, including safety glass of heavy machinery cab windows, trench boxes, safety net systems, guardrail systems, and personal fall arrest systems.
How Can Construction Accident Attorneys Help?
Accidents caused by defective construction safety gear can open the door to potential civil personal injury lawsuits. This allows victims to hold general contractors and owners as well as other liable parties accountable for providing and/or distributing faulty safety equipment. It is important to note that personal injury suits are different from Workers’ Compensation claims. While workers injured while working on jobsites will be entitled to workers’ compensation insurance coverage for their medical bills and lost wages, those same workers may also have rights against the general contractor(s) and owner(s) who fail to ensure compliance with safety laws applicable to construction projects.
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., we know that faulty construction safety gear can leave a devastating impact on injured workers. Employees put faith in the safety gear they utilize but equipment failure may catch them unaware.
Why Should You Work with Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for Construction Safety Gear Accidents?
Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. applies our knowledge and experience in construction safety equipment accidents to obtain monetary compensation for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, and other forms of damages. We have been representing injured construction workers for over five decades and have aggressively represented victims who were injured due to faulty safety products. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that we will handle your case with compassion, professionalism, and ethics. We make the litigation process as stress-free as possible for our clients so that they can start recovering financially, emotionally, and physically without delay.
If you have sustained injuries from a construction safety gear accident and want to consult with a construction accident attorney, Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. can be called at (212) 227-1212 (New York) or (631) 864-2429 (Long Island).