Can I Recover Damages for a Weather Related Accident on a Construction Job

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Can I Recover Damages for a Weather Related Accident on a Construction Job?

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If you are a construction worker who has contracted a heat related construction illness or suffered a cold weather construction injury, then you may be entitled to damages under certain circumstances. For example, if your employer fails to provide you with the necessary gear to prevent frostbite during the winter or heat stroke during the summer, then you may be entitled to damages for your work related injuries.

Specifically, you may be entitled to damages if your employer failed to take reasonable safety precautions for reasonably anticipated weather events. However, you may not recover damages for unexpected or unforeseeable weather events that were simply acts of God.

For more information about whether you may be able to recover damages for your New Jersey or New York construction accident injuries, please contact an experienced New York City construction injury lawyer at Hofmann & Schweitzer. Our highly rated lawyers will fight hard to hold your employer accountable for any actions of negligence. Call us today at 1-800-362-9329.