New Laws To Prevent Construction Accidents

New York Law is getting an update with the intention of helping to prevent injuries to workers and bystanders caused by construction accidents. These changes are a result of research and investigations over the last few years that have pinpointed how to best reduce accidents without putting undue restraints on the profitability of construction companies. The result is a series of updates to construction safety laws on sites, building inspection requirements and property maintenance rules. If you’re injured in a construction accident, it’s important to speak to an experienced NYC construction accident attorney as soon as possible to determine whether you’re entitled to compensation. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan and Bronx car accident attorney and construction accident attorney that’s most trusted by injured people in NYC. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

Local Law Updates

NYC construction accident attorneys are now able better able to get compensation for people injured on construction sites where work was discontinued, but debris remains, because Local Law 74 requires a chain link fence be installed in places where work is discontinued but equipment and material posing hazards remains. In addition to updates that tighten requirements for physical safety, there is also increasing recognition about the dangers of emissions from construction sites. For example, Local Laws 154 now limits the combustion of substances with certain carbon emission profiles. The abundance of decorative street art throughout the city called for some restraints on the materials that may be used. Local Law 163 both regulates and promotes artwork on temporary protective structures such as construction fences, sidewalk sheds and supported scaffolds to ensure the safety of workers and the community.

What To Do After A Construction Accident

If you’ve been injured in a construction accident, the first order of business is getting medical attention. Once your injuries are stabilized it’s important to contact an experienced NYC construction accident attorney so that filing deadlines are met and evidence is preserved. There are a wide range of laws, regulations and codes that provide for compensation for injured victims of construction accidents such as:

  • Industrial Code Violations;
  • Labor Law Violations;
  • City Ordinance Violations;
  • Third Party Claims and
  • Workers Compensation.

These laws are constantly changing, so it’s important to contact an experienced NYC construction accident attorney to assist you with collecting the compensation you’re entitled to. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation with Wittenstein & Wittenstein, the Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Bronx car accident attorneys and NYC construction accident lawyers that have been helping people for more than sixty years.

2022-11-24T08:58:05+00:00By |0 Comments

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Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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