The Dangers of Professional Home Renovation Construction

Q

Is it dangerous to take a construction job renovating homes or are the dangers limited to construction of new homes?

A

Both types of residential construction can be dangerous and can result in accidents and injuries. Consider for a minute some of the risks facing construction workers who are renovating a single family home in Scarsdale or an apartment building on the Upper West Side. Either type of residential renovation may put construction workers at risk of injury from:

  • Demolition.
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals or toxins.
  • Falls from heights.
  • Slips or trips and falls.
  • Electrocution.
  • Tool or equipment injuries.
  • Other dangers.

What Can You Do About the Risk?

While there are risks to residential renovation, there are things that you can do to increase your chances of staying safe. Those things include:

  • Recognizing the risks and making sure your employer recognizes the risks.
  • Receiving safety training specifically tailored to the risks that you face.
  • Having safety equipment on site and safety protocols in place.

It is also important to know what to do if a construction accident does occur and you are left injured in New York City or the surrounding suburbs.

Get Help If You’re Hurt

It sounds simple, but you need certain types of help to treat your injuries. First, you need to get medical attention to treat the specific injuries you’ve suffered, and you need to follow up with the right doctors. Then, you need to learn more about your legal rights to recovery by reading our FREE brochure, "Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone" and by contacting us directly for a free consultation.