The state of New York has a special subsection of our labor laws known as §240. Construction workers know it as the New York scaffold law. Under this law, general contractors and property owners may be held liable for financial damages for fall injuries to construction workers on their site, if it can be shown that the scaffolding or ladder was unsafe or the ground not properly prepared for a raised work platform.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), injuries from fall is at the top of the list for construction workers throughout all New York City boroughs and Long Island. In many cases, the fall could have been prevented or the injury avoided if all safety precautions were in place on the work site. Unfortunately, property owners, developers and general contractors often cut corners at the workers’ expense.
If you are a New York construction worker who has suffered a fall injury on a job site anywhere the New York City five boroughs, Nassau County or Suffolk County, talk to an attorney at The Law Offices of Mark E. Weinberger P.C. in Rockville Centre. We have been protecting the rights of injured construction professionals for more than 40 years.
Our construction accident litigation lawyers have a successful record in injury and wrongful death claims involving:
Call us for a free consultation at 516-855-3715 or send an email to request a time to meet with one of our lawyers today. We handle all construction accident claims on a contingency fee basis. No attorneys’ fees unless we recover money on your behalf.
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