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

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The New York Daily News just ran a very good, albeit heartbreaking story about a 30-year old construction worker who was killed in a crane accident at a subway extension project for the No. 7 train when the boom suddenly fell causing debris to crush him. Typically, I don’t like to re-post articles about construction […]

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The New York Law Journal reported on September 30, 2011 that business groups are seeking to scale back the protections of Labor law 240 and 241, which holds owners and general contractors at construction sites liable for many worker injuries. These protections are more favorable for workers than a general negligence standard and their aim […]

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The Appellate Division, First Department, has recently further defined the circumstances when a subcontractor will be liable under Labor Law 240 and 241 for a New York construction accident. In brief, if the subcontractor has the authority to supervise or control the accident-causing operation or the work area where the accident happened, it may be […]

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Even though New York law imposes numerous strict safety requirements on contractors at construction sites, not all contractors are liable for construction accidents that occur at a site due to unsafe conditions. There must be privity between the contractor and the injured worker’s employer or firm in order for liability to attach. In other words, […]

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Less than a week ago, the Court of Appeals decided a Labor Law case in which it defined the circumstances under which a contractor or agent of the owner may be liable for damages to an injured worker. The decision, Bowles v. Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., while not groundbreaking, is useful because it reiterates what role […]

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