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Construction workers' accidents in New York's cold winter weather

Among the many tall buildings in New York City, the wind in January can feel stronger and colder than anywhere else. Although construction activities are limited in the dead of winter, workers face increased risks in any outdoor jobs they do at this time. Construction workers' accidents can occur if special precautions are not in place.

Slip-and-fall incidents cause construction worker injuries throughout the year, but the risks are exacerbated when snow and ice create slippery surfaces. Ice can form on any cold surface, and ladders, scaffolding, work platforms, stairs and walkways all become more dangerous than usual when ice accumulates. Slips from elevated areas can result in traumatic brain injuries and fractured bones, and it could even lead to death.

Safety authorities advise employers to limit workers' exposure to extremely cold temperatures and provide warm areas and hot beverages during frequent breaks. Without proper personal protection equipment, exposure to freezing temperatures can cause the temperatures of the internal body and skin to drop. The results could include chilblains, frostbite and hypothermia, with the possibility of death in cases that are more serious.

New York workers whose employers' failure to take countermeasures to prevent weather-related construction workers' accidents might be overwhelmed by mounting medical bills and loss of income. Fortunately, the state-regulated workers' compensation system allows injured workers to file benefits claims in pursuit of financial assistance. An attorney who is experienced in this complex field of the law can provide valuable support and guidance throughout the navigation of the legal and administrative proceedings that will ensue.

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