Construction and building trades is one of the largest and most important industries in the country, and the people who make it possible include millions of America’s hardest working men and women. Various professionals, including electricians, carpenters, ironworkers, laborers, masons, painters, sheet metal workers and plumbers, support residential projects, commercial skyscrapers and government infrastructure projects which include roads, bridges, highways, tunnels and airports that make most American lifestyles possible. These professionals support themselves and their families by performing tasks essential to the efficiency, iconic beauty, growth, and continued success of New York City and the United States.
Under Sections 200, 240, and 241 of the New York State Labor Law, you may sue the owner, general contractor, and other contractors or companies to receive damages. -interest for damage suffered by you or your loved one. This information is crucial for workers who have suffered injuries related to accidents on construction sites, as workers’ compensation benefits often fail to address issues such as loss of income and benefits. . It is important to note that if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, that employer is protected by law from workers’ compensation lawsuits. You may be limited to one worker’s compensation claim. Schedule a free consultation with us to ensure you receive all possible benefits.
Labor Act 240(1) requires contractors and their agents to provide adequate protection to workers engaged in the erection, demolition, repair, alteration, painting, cleaning or repointing of buildings or structures that use ropes, irons, braces, pulleys, blocks, hangers, slings, ladders, guys, hoists, scaffolding and other devices. Many of these accidents are classified as “gravity-related” and include workers falling from dangerous heights or being hit by falling objects. Other accidents may fall under the umbrella of “gravity-related” construction accidents. Labor Law 241 allows workers to sue general contractors, landlords, and other contractors for violations of specific New York State regulations.
State Industrial Code. Labor Law 200 allows workers to sue their companies if those companies have failed to ensure that workers on the site are reasonably and adequately protected. Although not all construction site accident will allow injured workers to take legal action, it is imperative that you immediately consult an attorney who has intimate knowledge of construction accident cases and proven outcomes to ensure that you have taken all legal steps to your disposition.