Holes in Construction Floors Lawyer
Every construction site contains holes in its floors which is a necessity for various construction projects. While holes in construction floors may be temporary, they exist as a result of unfinished floors which are still undergoing construction. For permanent construction openings, they are often made for stairway landings. Regardless of their individual purpose, it is important for construction workers, as well as their supervisors to put in place stringent precautionary measures to prevent injuries as a result of falls. At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our lawyers have the knowledge to assist those who have sustained injuries from these dangerous, unmarked conditions.
What are Holes in Construction Floors?
Fall-through hazards, more commonly known as holes in floors are among the most dangerous safety concerns at construction sites. Contained within Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Fall Protection set of regulations, holes are defined as gaps or open spaces inside floors, roofs, or any horizontal surfaces meant for walking, which are at least two inches wide. Some common instances of holes in construction floors include: roof ducts, drains, skylights, ongoing stairway landings, ceilings, chutes, walkways, and manholes. Unprotected holes in construction floors are responsible for a growing number of serious injuries in the past several years which could have been avoided with proper planning and attentiveness if strictly implemented.
How Can Construction Accident Attorneys Help?
The lawyers at Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. are highly knowledgeable in the area of the Labor Law and the type of potential claims faced by contractors and owners when employees of all trades are injured while on the job. Our attorneys will assist you in pursuing compensation for your injury and economic losses related to the injuries sustained at your worksite.
Why Should You Consult with Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. for Construction Floor Accidents?
At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C., our team of attorneys are made up of experienced litigators who have extensive knowledge in the area of construction liability. We maintain a prior base of successful clients who have had the ability to move on successfully from their injuries and loss. At Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. we have the necessary skills and knowledge to assist you in building a solid case to be put forward in court. We aim to empower you in obtaining the deserved amount of compensation that you need to cover financial losses due to medical costs, as well as loss of wages and benefits such as pensions. Our team will be with you every step of the way. If you have sustained injuries from a defect of a hole at a construction site and want to consult with a construction accident attorney, Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe & Fein, P.C. can be called at (212) 227-1212 (New York) or (631) 864-2429 (Long Island).