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- NYC Construction Accidents: Is Workers' Comp Enough?
Construction is hard, dangerous work that requires a great deal of courage. The recent string of catastrophic accidents on New York City job sites serves as a reminder that construction work is not for the faint of heart.
- Construction Expert Witness Explains How to Reduce Risk at Commercial Properties
When a construction expert witness is hired for a case, it is to explain various aspects of the building, materials, persons involved and what risks exist with these processes. To utilize a construction expert properly, the lawyer may have him or her detail what may reduce these dangers for the commercial property in question.
- Construction Expert Witnesses Explain Why Balconies Collapse
Balcony collapses often lead to severe injuries or death when someone is on the ledge when the accident occurs. With the help of a construction expert witness, it may be possible to discover why this incident happened and if there is a liable party.
- Was Your Construction Site Accident Caused by Defective Equipment?
If you have been involved in a construction site accident, do you know the reason why the accident occurred? It could have been faulty equipment.
- Battle Rages Over NYC's Construction Safety Act
Construction is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, if not the most dangerous -- particularly in New York. In fact, over the past two years, more than 30 construction workers have died in work-related accidents in New York City.
- The 7 Most Common Work Hazards
To assess what work conditions contribute the most to worker injuries, illnesses and deaths, the National Safety Council (NSC) sends safety consultants around the country to evaluate workplaces.
- Changes to Crane Safety Regulations
Cranes are one of the largest pieces of equipment on a construction site and thus present a greater risk to construction workers, site visitors, and even passersby
- Will Lawmakers Change New York's Scaffolding Law This Year?
Given that New York has one of the toughest scaffolding laws in the country, it is no surprise that many business associations, property owners, and large contractors are constantly trying to get this law amended or eliminated, particularly since it has the potential to impact their bottom line. This year, however, they might get their wish as lawmakers recently introduced legislation that will, if passed, change this century-old law.
- Expert Witness Testimony in Interpretation of Building Code Cases
Building codes may require some interpretation for cases where someone has been injured or killed. This means an expert witness in building codes is hired usually to assist with testimony and an understanding about this bit of evidence for the claim.
- Will Recent Court Opinion Place New Limits on Construction Scaffold Law?
According to a recent, yep sharply divided, opinion issued by the New York Court of Appeals -- the state's highest court -- employers may not be automatically liable for injuries when construction workers suffer falls on the worksite.