An IBM manufacturing plant in the Southern Tier of Upstate New York has long drawn scrutiny due to pollution concerns. For decades, the plant seeped industrial solvents into the ground, affecting nearby residents and workers alike.
WPVI TV News in Philadelphia recently reported that a worker was critically injured in an electrical accident occurring April 13th at the King of Prussia Mall. It begged the question whether adequate safety guidelines are in place to protect construction workers. Carpenters, bricklayers, roofers, electrical contractors and other subcontractors in the construction trades face the most dangerous working conditions in America. This blog will discuss legal options injured construction workers have for recovering money damages, beyond Pennsylvania workers' compensation.
Imagine that you hurt your shoulder years ago in a work-related accident. Fortunately, you recovered enough to be able to return to work. Imagine now that your shoulder is reinjured while carrying out the core duties of your job. You are facing expensive medical bills and need time off of work to recover. If you already received workers' compensation the first time you hurt your shoulder, can you file another claim?
New York City and surrounding communities tend to be uniquely crowded. No other streets in America tend to be quite as busy and as full as the streets of New York. As a result, it can be difficult for travelers of all kinds to reach their destinations safely and efficiently. In addition, it can be very difficult for road construction crews to do their jobs safely and effectively because so many travelers tend to crowd around and move through areas designated as work zones.
New York is known as the most difficult place to conduct high-rise construction in America. Not only are many of New York’s buildings extraordinarily tall, the cramped nature of the city’s construction makes it difficult to build, tear down and repair these buildings safely and efficiently. Sometimes workers can speed their tasks by utilizing mast-climbing work platforms and other forms of modern scaffolding. While these innovations aid in high-rise construction projects, they require detailed training to operate safely.