Category Archives: Construction site accidents

The Truth About New York State Construction Fatalities

According to the New York Committee for Occupation Safety and Health (NYCOSH), New York State construction fatalities are on the rise. NYCOSH went as far as to say the construction industry in New York is “highly dangerous”. Too many families have lost loved ones on construction sites in situations that were preventable. Often times employers -->

Construction Site Accident and Injuries

There are several ways for construction site injuries to occur, but certain types of accidents happen on a more frequent basis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the government agency that supervises workplace safety, has named four general types of accidents that were responsible for over 60% of all construction worker deaths in 2014. -->

Run Over on a Construction Site

Every year, construction workers are seriously injured or killed on construction sites. Some of those injuries may include broken bones, paralysis, head trauma, loss of limbs, neck trauma, internal bleeding and permanent disfigurement. Construction companies and workers are aware of the dangerous conditions present at some construction sites. However, employers sometimes fail to bring their -->

Common Injuries Suffered in Crane Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that at any given time in the United States, there are over 250,000 crane operators and 175,000 cranes in operation on construction sites and on loading docks. Cranes are intrinsically important pieces of industrial equipment but they are also one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment -->

Staggering Number of Construction Site Fatalities Continues to Grow

In the U.S. more than 900 construction workers were killed in 2015 alone*. While the construction industry is certainly safer than it was decades ago, data shows construction workers are operating in increasingly unsafe environments.  “Think about it in these terms: Every week in 2015m 18 construction workers went to work and did not return -->

Construction Site Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Construction site accidents are common and can be catastrophic. If you have been injured on a construction site, depending on the circumstances of your accident and your employer’s insurance, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about workers’ compensation benefits and the losses that are owed to you, contact the -->

Distraction & Forklifts

We are all affected by distraction each and every day. Sometimes it’s blatantly apparent, like when you notice the driver next to you texting behind the wheel. Other times it’s more subtle. Either way, it’s dangerous. Workers in particular industries, like the construction industry, should be especially mindful of resisting distraction. This is because the -->

Causes of Workplace Injuries Explored

In many areas of upstate New York business is booming, from the possibility of ‘Lego Land’ in Orange County to the new casino in Sullivan County, construction sites are and will continue to emerge throughout the state. Not all New Yorkers are in favor of the new businesses being constructed, but one thing we can -->

Injuries Caused by Defective Construction Equipment

Construction site accidents are among the most common types of work related injuries incurred every year. Of those accidents, many are caused by defective equipment on the construction site. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to defective construction equipment, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, -->

The Often Overlooked Cause of Work Zone Crashes

This summer thousands will enjoy road trips to the tristate’s various summer  vacation destinations, bringing an influx of traffic and sometimes, headaches.  The Department of Transportation (DOT) regularly publishes information about what drivers should and shouldn’t do in work zones. This summer the DOT is pushing drivers to “obey the orange,” which means obey the -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP