New York Personal Injury Attorneys

New York Jobsite Visit or Inspection Injury Lawyer

Safety inspectors suffer injuries on-site everyday. Every jobsite — whether construction, remodeling, or demolition — must be up to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. OSHA regulations exist for the protection of all people in a workplace, including employees, inspectors and those who may visit a business or jobsite. Safety inspectors are responsible for ensuring OSHA standards are followed, which means they are important to any project. Quality-control inspectors often factor into a project to ensure the job is completed to specifications. Inspectors are integral parts of the contracting process, but their work does not come without risk.

Visitors to jobsites also may be at risk. Planners, business partners, and investors are a few examples of non-construction related workers who may need to visit a jobsite. Injuries are more likely to occur if visitors do not have training in proper safety precautions, or access to safety equipment.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to inspecting or visiting a jobsite, you may be entitled to compensation. The New York personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo (SPBMCC) are dedicated to personal injury cases, focusing on the workforce. Contact us for a free consultation.

Why Choose SPBMC?

SPBMC is a premiere full-service New York City personal injury law firm. We have served New York and New Jersey for decades, recovering more than $2 billion in settlements for our clients to date.

Why choose SPBMC as your legal representation?

  • We are a full-service personal injury law firm that represents individuals, as well as groups of workers in class action cases.
  • Our commitment to the community is evident through our continued legal service for the brave surviving 9/11 rescue workers. We also serve as general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.
  • We handle all cases on a contingency-fee basis. We do not charge for our legal services unless we succeed in recovering your damages.

Common Jobsite Injuries

Construction workers and contractors are at risk every day on jobsites. When visitors and inspectors come to the site, they expose themselves to the same level of risk – potentially more, because they may not be aware of every detail of his or her surroundings. What are some common jobsite injuries?

  • Falling from scaffolding commonly causes injuries.
  • Improper safety harnesses often result in injuries.
  • Trip hazards may cause injuries.
  • Sharp objects cause injuries
  • Reckless use of construction vehicles, such as cranes and forklifts, commonly cause injuries.
  • Falls from any height commonly cause injuries.
  • Falls through improperly supported or unfinished floors can cause injuries.

Though a safety inspector is well versed in how to avoid injury, he or she is stepping onto a site where is not clear what is and is not safe. If the construction company neglects OSHA standards from the outset of the job, it may be liable for injury to inspectors or other visitors.

Who Is Liable for Jobsite Injuries?

Determining liability for an injury, if any, sometimes requires investigation. Depending on the type of injury and by whom it is sustained, different parties may or may not be liable. Who might be liable?

  • The construction company may be liable.
  • The architect may be liable.
  • The city or private engineer may be liable.
  • The safety instruction or equipment provider may be liable.
  • The manufacturer of faulty equipment may be liable.

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered injuries while visiting or inspecting a jobsite, you may be entitled to recover compensatory damages. The attorneys at SPBMC will fight for your right to recover. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your personal injury. We are here to help.