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We can help you recover compensation for construction injuries

Do you worry that if you get injured on the job as a New York City construction worker that you may not be able to make a workers' compensation claim? There are many reasons why you might be reluctant to file a claim for benefits.

Personal protective equipment saves lives on jobs

There is always construction going on in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. New York City construction workers have to work in the heat and freezing cold. It's a dangerous industry that is certainly not for the faint of heart. In fact, it can be downright deadly.

Your drug use could affect an on-the-job injury claim

If you get injured on the job, you can draw unemployment compensation benefits. Many workers in New York City take that as a given. But there are situations where an employee gets injured and their workers' comp benefits may be in jeopardy due to their own actions.

Are you at risk from hazardous energy at work?

Chances are that if you are a New York City construction worker, you work in the vicinity of hazardous energy nearly every day. You come into contact with pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, chemical, thermal and mechanical sources of energy while carrying out your duties. All can prove harmful or deadly under the wrong set of circumstances, e.g., when the equipment is undergoing maintenance and servicing.

Worker killed in horrific accident with crane

On April 13, a construction worker from Brooklyn was working on a site in SoHo located at the intersection of Broome and Varick Streets. There, at the Holland Tunnel, he and his crew toiled, working the graveyard shift to assemble a huge crane. At approximately 3:15 a.m., a counterweight weighing 7.5 tons slammed into him. According to New York City officials, he died at the site.

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