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Inclement weather and work accidents

On this blog, we have gone over many different issues related to workplace accidents, from construction falls to repetitive stress injuries. However, there are other factors that workers in diverse fields may want to take into consideration. With summer weather coming to an end, there are a number of weather-related hazards that workers may want to be mindful of. Our law firm knows how devastating workplace accidents are for people all across New York and the importance of prevention.

During winter months, a worker may become hurt after falling down due to ice. However, there are many other weather-related risks to watch out for. For example, someone working on a construction site may be electrocuted when it is raining or when equipment they are using comes into contact with a pool of water from recent rainfall. Other weather-related work hazards include suffering a heat stroke due to very high temperatures or becoming hurt due to poor visibility brought on by fog, among others.

Sometimes, workers sustain injuries due to inclement weather because their employers were careless or failed to ensure that workers were taken care of properly. Moreover, it is essential for an injured worker to go over his or her rights and options regardless of the cause of the injury. For some people who are struggling with these hurdles, discussing what they are going through with an experienced legal professional can be very helpful. If you browse over to our page on workers' compensation, you can access more helpful material concerning jobsite accidents.

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  • A 43 year old ironworker who fell four stories and sustained injuries to his ankle while installing a staircase settled his claim for $1,500,000.00. The accident was due to the failure of the building owner and general contractor to provide a safe place to work.
  • A construction worker operating an asphalt roller settled his case for $525,000.00 when the edge of the roadway he was paving collapsed into a trench being dug by a subcontractor causing him to sustain injuries to his leg.
  • A 54 year old commuter settled his case against the NYCTA for $1,200,000.00. when he tripped and fell on a subway platform due to the pavement being in disrepair, causing him to fall forward and to strike his head on a train pulling into the station.
  • The estate of a 64 year old woman received a settlement of $425,000.00 after she was struck and killed by a speeding tractor trailer while crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond Terrace and Port Richmond Avenue.
  • A $1,200,000.00 settlement was reached on behalf of a 54 year old man from Staten Island, New York, who, while in the course of his employment as a bus driver, was rear-ended on the Garden State Parkway and caused to suffer injuries to his back and neck as well as a fractured rib and fractured pelvis.
  • A 47-year-old building superintendent who sustained injuries to his head and right side of his body due to a tripping hazard at his job site received a settlement of $300,000.00 from the electrical company performing work at the site.
  • A 43 year old construction worker was caused to sustain injuries to his back, shoulder and hand when the elevator he was riding malfunctioned and dropped 8 floors. He received $350,000.00 in the settlement of his claim against the building owner, maintenance company and elevator company.
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