Construction sites present the risk of injury to workers on a daily basis. While well run projects employ Site Safety Managers and OSHA trained Competent and Qualified persons to try and minimize risk, it is almost impossible to eliminate all construction site accidents. The work is physically demanding, often done at dangerous heights, on ladders and scaffolds and in bad weather conditions and under the pressure of bringing in the project on schedule. When a worker is injured, it is more often than not a serious injury which requires intensive medical treatment and inevitably significant time lost from work. It is a stressor not just for the injured worker, but also for the family and loved ones who depend on the worker’s paycheck for support. The injured worker and his or her family and loved ones need solid legal support and advise to lead them through these tough times.
At The Law Office of Glenn Verchick we have been representing injured workers for over 25 years. We have handled construction site accident cases from inception to successful conclusion at trial. We have a working knowledge of the specific laws that protect workers at construction sites including New York State Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 and Section 23 of the Industrial Code of the State of New York. In addition, Glenn Verchick maintains his Eight Hour OSHA card which has been invaluable in his understanding of the Federal OSHA laws in place to protect workers.
If you have been injured at a construction site, whether it be a fall from a scaffold or ladder, or injury due to a construction vehicle, machine or tool, or general hazard while working on a building, house, high rise, bridge, road or other structure, feel free to call our office for a free consultation.