A New York Construction Accident Lawyer Who Represents Injured Workers Tracking Developments in Construction Accident Law.

Category Archive for 'Falling Objects'

As I have previously discussed on this blog, the New York Court of Appeals has issued a number of decisions that have been supportive of workers’ rights in the context of construction accidents under the New York Labor Law. On December 30, 2011, the Appellate Division followed this trend with the Fourth Department decision of […]

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Readers of this blog, and those who are knowledgeable about the New York Labor Law — which applies to construction accidents in New York — know that it provides exceptional protections to workers who are injured in either a falling accident or when they are struck by a falling object. Interestingly, this second category has […]

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I’ve been researching and drafting a summary judgment based on a Labor Law 240(1) claim for some time now, and it has me scratching my head about the morass the New York courts have created in this field of case law. One decision comes out one way, and then another with nearly identical facts comes […]

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In March 2008 there was a deadly crane accident that caused the deaths of 7 people at East 51st Street in Manhattan. On June 21, jury selection will begin in the criminal trial of the rigger, William Rapetti, who prosecutors say was responsible for this devastating construction accident. It appears his defense is typical of […]

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Well, maybe this isn’t the best title for a post analyzing a construction accident case involving an injured worker. But the reason for┬áthe title is that, in recent months, there have been a spate of good decisions–really good, in fact–interpreting Labor Law 240(1), the Scaffold Law. And this is a very good thing for construction […]

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