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Accidents in the workplace can have severe consequences for tradespersons, often resulting in debilitating injuries that may have long-lasting effects on their physical, psychological, and financial well-being. It’s vital to understand that you have legal rights if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence or unsafe working conditions. 

Our experienced New York tradesperson accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff are here to help you navigate the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Common Types of Tradesperson Accidents

Tradespersons in New York work in physically demanding environments where accidents can occur due to various factors. Some common types of accidents we handle include:

  • Falls from Heights: Falls from scaffolding, ladders, roofs, or other elevated surfaces are a leading cause of injuries among tradespersons.
  • Machinery and Equipment Accidents: Accidents involving defective or improperly maintained machinery, power tools, forklifts, and other equipment can lead to severe injuries.
  • Electrical Accidents: Electricians and other tradespersons who work with electrical systems face the risk of electrical shocks, burns, and other electrical accidents.
  • Construction Site Accidents: Construction sites are inherently hazardous, with risks such as falling objects, trench collapses, crane accidents, and more.
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries: Tradespersons who perform repetitive tasks over time can develop injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis.

With years of experience handling cases specific to tradesperson accidents, our lawyers have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by workers in different industries. Whether you are a construction worker, electrician, plumber, or any other tradesperson, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle your case effectively.

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Types of Tradespersons Who Commonly Get Injured at New York Worksites

Tradespersons, who work in various industries, face specific risks and hazards inherent to their professions. While the following list is not exhaustive, it highlights some types of tradespersons who commonly experience injuries on the job:

  • Construction Workers: Construction workers are often exposed to a wide range of hazards, including falls from heights, scaffolding collapses, electrical accidents, struck-by or caught-between incidents, and injuries from operating heavy machinery or equipment.
  • Electricians: Electricians work with live electrical systems which puts them at risk of electrical shocks, burns, and electrocution. They may also encounter hazards related to faulty wiring, inadequate safety measures, or unsafe work conditions.
  • Plumbers: Plumbers frequently work with pressurized pipes, chemicals, and heavy tools. They can face hazards such as falls, burns, exposure to hazardous substances, and injuries from working in confined spaces.
  • HVAC Technicians: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technicians may face various risks, including falls from ladders or roofs, electrical hazards, exposure to hazardous materials, and injuries from handling heavy equipment or working in tight spaces.
  • Welders: Welders work with high heat, gases, and welding equipment, making them susceptible to burns, eye injuries from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, respiratory problems from fumes, and injuries from working in confined spaces.
  • Carpenters: Carpenters often work with power tools, saws, and sharp objects, putting them at risk of lacerations, amputations, and other injuries. Falls from heights, such as scaffolding or roofs, are also common risks in carpentry.
  • Roofers: Roofers work at significant heights and face risks associated with falls, as well as injuries from working on uneven or unstable surfaces, exposure to extreme weather conditions, and accidents involving roofing materials and tools.
  • Painters: Painters work with chemicals, solvents, and ladders, which can lead to falls, inhalation of toxic fumes, eye injuries, and skin irritations. They may also encounter hazards related to working in confined spaces or on scaffolding.
  • Landscapers and Gardeners: Workers in landscaping and gardening face risks such as falls, injuries from operating machinery or tools, exposure to harmful substances like pesticides, and musculoskeletal injuries from repetitive tasks or heavy lifting.
  • Ironworkers: Ironworkers specialize in working with structural iron and steel, often at great heights. They face hazards such as falls, being struck by falling objects, injuries from working with heavy materials, and accidents involving welding and cutting equipment.
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