Construction sites are full of dangers that pose a serious threat to workers’ safety. Construction sites may be located in residential, commercial, or highway areas. As a result, construction workers are at an increased risk of injury. Unfortunately, negligent motorists are a huge danger to construction workers. The negligence of a motorist can result in life-threatening injuries to construction workers if they fail to pay attention to warning signs indicating an upcoming construction site. In addition, construction workers could face certain safety hazards due to an unsafe work zone. Site managers are responsible for taking the necessary safety precautions to keep construction workers safe while they are on the job. If they fail to take pertinent safety precautions, they will be held liable for any damages that occur as a direct result of their negligence. In the unfortunate event that you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident, please read on and contact an experienced Westchester County Construction Accident Lawyer who can help you seek monetary compensation for your damages.
What are the dangers associated with construction zones in New York?
Motorists are required to slow down and remain alert when they see signage that indicates an upcoming construction hazard on the road. Drivers must take the necessary precautions when approaching a construction site to ensure the safety of construction workers. If a motorist does not adjust their speed or neglects to pay attention to warning signs, catastrophic injuries can occur. A motorist may rear-end or sideswipe a construction worker which could result in a fatality. In addition to motorists, if a construction site owner or property manager fails to display lane barriers or post the necessary signs to indicate road work ahead, they will be found liable for any damages that occur as a result of their negligence. However, sometimes third-party entities are responsible as they failed to maintain safe roadway construction work zones to ensure construction workers’ safety. Nevertheless, construction workers are entitled to recover financial compensation for the damages that were inflicted as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
Furthermore, the potential dangers that construction zones pose include exposure to toxic substances. This type of safety hazard can cause construction workers to sustain serious burns and develop life-threatening illnesses. Construction workers could have heavy machinery and equipment fall onto them causing significant injuries. They may slip or fall due to hazardous conditions. Ultimately, construction workers can sustain both serious physical and mental trauma due to the dangers of a construction site work zone.
Construction workers who are injured as a direct result of negligence are legally entitled to file a claim against a negligent party to seek financial compensation for their damages. Typically, they are burdened with overwhelming economic and noneconomic damages. If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident due to the negligence of another party, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our determined team members who can help you seek compensation for your devastating losses. Allow our firm to fight on your behalf today.