New York Personal Injury Attorneys

New York Lack of Proper Safety Training Injury Lawyer

Construction workers, subway workers, city workers and others rely on safety training and regulations to stay safe on the job. Sometimes, because of oversight, cutting corners, or negligence, employers do not train nor hire a third party to train employees. Not only does this often lead to violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, it also results in workplace injuries – even death.

If you or someone you love recently suffered an injury or death due to lack of safety training, you may be eligible for compensation. The New York City personal injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo (SPBMCC) represent clients in workplace personal injury cases. Contact us for a free consultation about your unique situation.

Why Choose SPBMCC Attorneys?

The attorneys at SPBMCC represent clients in New York and New Jersey. We aggressively pursue compensation for our clients, while offering compassion and one-on-one care for his or her unique situation.

What Sets SPBMCC Apart?

  • We are a full-service personal injury law firm. We represent clients affected by all types of personal injury.
  • We represent individual workers and those in class actions. We serve as counsel for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers.
  • We have recovered more than $2 billion in client settlements in the last 10 years.
  • We are committed to the well-being of our community, in addition to that of our clients. We show our support for the workforce by serving as general counsel for the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York.
  • We handle all cases based on a contingency fee. We do not charge for our legal services unless we secure your settlement.

Types of Workplace Safety Training

Many types of workplace safety trainings are forgotten, neglected, or not completed. Construction sites are diverse workplaces full of many different types of equipment and many different skilled jobs.  Therefore, to be effective, safety training must be extensive and in-depth. In addition to the initial training an employee receives when hired, continuing education and further training also needs to occur to maintain a safe work environment.

What are examples of necessary on-the-job training?

  • Employee training on best practices for all equipment and heavy machinery should occur.
  • Employees should be training on using proper protective devices, such as harnesses, eyewear, gloves, respirators, and hard hats.
  • Employees must be trained on proper technique for working at heights (i.e., man lifts, scaffolding, cranes).
  • Employees need to be trained on what to do in the event of poor or dangerous weather.

Reasons Safety Training May Not Occur

It is not acceptable for employers to neglect safety training, however, safety training is often ignored.  Common reasons employers may not conduct proper training include not being aware of changes in OSHA regulations, trying to financially cut corners to stay under budget, and believing they have already trained workers. In rare cases, employers have malicious motives. Most of the time, however, lack of proper training is an oversight.

Neglecting employee safety training of any kind is not worth any potential financial gain. The risk of death or injury to employees (and the settlements that ensue) is significant. Even still, some employers neglect safety training every day. Sometimes, the employer has done their part by hiring a third party to complete the training, but that company has failed to  fulfill its obligation. In those cases, injuries are often shared liabilities.

Hiring Legal Help for Personal Injury

On-the-job injury – especially due to no fault of your own – is not only scary and frustrating, but can also be costly. The attorneys at SPBMC are here to help by offering a free consultation. If we take your case, we will fight for a fair settlement and a just outcome to help you get your life back. Contact us today.