Falls on Waste

falls-on-debrisConstruction work produces an enormous amount of debris. Entire trucks of waste are routinely hauled to the landfill as bundles are cut to size, electricians install cables, drywall and nailed it into place. It can be challenging to keep up with the amount of waste that is being produced; However, it is vital that cleaning crews do so, otherwise injuries are inevitable.

Common injuries

Injuries from workers falling on wreckage are actually quite common. New York slip and fall accident attorneys handle clients seeking legal help for a wide range of injuries, including broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments, and even spinal injuries. A worker who falls on a sharp object can also suffer an eye injury if his face comes into contact with debris. The risk of being impaled is quite high as well; Falling on a large piece of glass or a sharp piece of metal can lead to significant damage to internal organs.
<h2 What objects cause these injuries?

Among the multitude of other objects that are commonly strewn on the ground, such as debris on a construction siteit’s nails, and wood with nails sticking out; pieces of roofing material and drywall; wiring; cut rebar; broken concrete blocks; and sharp tools, such as saws. Liquid debris is often mixed with these objects to produce a slippery surface. If a worker is careful enough not to trip over a length of broken wiring or board, he can slip and fall due to grease, especially if hidden under other debris. If a construction site is dangerous like this one, New York slip and fall attorneys will advise the injured worker to pursue an injury claim to obtain compensation for their injuries.

Security measures

Claramente, la forma ideal deprevenir las lesiones por caídas de los escombros es mantener el área de trabajo limpia. Plazos muy ajustados pueden conducir a los contratistas que tienen posibilidades, sin embargo. Los trabajadores pueden caer en la complacencia cuando evitan lesiones en medio de un sitio de cubiertas de escombros. Sin embargo, sólo se necesita un solo paso en falso o momento de descuido para colocar un trabajador en el hospital. Cuando esto ocurre, no queda casi nada que hacer más que ponerse en contacto con un abogado de Nueva York.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a New York personal injury accident, the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5486) for a free and comprehensive consultation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 states of the United States, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.