Every year, thousands of experienced construction workers are injured or killed and, according to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH), young workers are twice as likely as older workers to be hurt at work. That is a frightening statistic - especially if you are a young, new, and inexperienced construction worker. How will you stay safe?
What You Need to Know Before Taking Your First Construction Job
NYCOSH is particularly concerned that young workers under the age of 25 may lack:
- Knowledge about their job hazards and appropriate safety precautions. It is important to make sure that your employer provides you with necessary safety trainings and to always be mindful of potential hazards.
- Confidence to speak up when they do recognize a hazard or risk. If you do see a risk, then it is important to speak up and to tell your supervisor and/or employer. Do not assume that a more experienced worker will do it. It is not worth risking your health or your life.
- Information about their legal rights when they are hurt. If you are hurt on-the-job, then you may have the right to recover damages for your injuries. It is important to speak with an experienced New York construction injury lawyer after an accident.
You are a capable construction worker. Do not risk your health or your future by being unprepared or unwilling to speak up for yourself.
A New York Construction Injury Attorney Will Speak Up for You if You're Hurt
If you have already been injured in a New York construction accident, then we encourage you to contact an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer today at 1-800-362-9329. Please read a FREE copy of our publication, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.