Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations, and workers face daily risks working in high places, around heavy construction equipment, toxic chemicals, and other hazards. Because of the inherent risks of construction work, construction site owners, general contractors and other parties must be diligent in providing adequate safety precautions. Failure to do so can result in serious injury and wrongful death.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, we are passionate advocates for injured construction workers in New York City. Our attorneys are always prepared to fight for our clients’ rights and will do everything they can to help you obtain maximum compensation for your construction site injury.
If you have been injured in a scaffold fall, a ladder fall, a chemical leak, explosion or any other construction accident in New York, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the general contractor, site owner or other third party, in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you may be receiving.
New York Construction Accident Law
The law in New York State protects workers on construction sites. In many cases, the Labor Law places strict liability on the general contractor and site owner. That means that construction project owners, landlords, general contractors and their agents are considered absolutely at fault for construction accidents caused by safety violations.
- In general, all contractors and owners and their agents, except owners of one and two-family dwellings shall, in the erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting, cleaning or pointing of a building furnish or erect scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders, slings, hangers, blocks, pulleys, braces, irons, ropes, and other devices which are constructed, placed or operated in order to give proper protection to workers.
- Contractors and owners have a duty to all persons working in and upon the building and premises to construct, equip, arrange, operate and conduct the work in such a manner so as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed or lawfully frequenting such places, and to place, operate, guard and light all machinery, equipment and devices so as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all such persons.
- Contractors and owners must also comply with all the rules contained in the New York State Industrial Code such as keeping the workplace clean and free of debris and keeping all safety devices in sound operating condition.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in a construction accident in New York, our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-540-2988 to speak with an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer.
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