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

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New York has a strong law that protects workers who are injured due to falling from a defective ladder or scaffold, or another type of gravity-related accident. It’s codified as New York Labor Law, section 240(1) and it’s commonly referred to as the “Scaffold Law.” Each year in the New York legislature it is under […]

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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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Corporate interests sing a common refrain whenever the subject of safety testing and regulations in the workplace comes up: It costs too much and stifles business! They also add that it kills jobs, which of course is not their concern, but which is effective Orwellian messaging to get the public on their side. A recent […]

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It is a misconception among many construction accident attorneys that, in order for liability under Labor Law 200 to attach, the defendant must have given directions or instructions for the work that caused the injury. Not so, and an example of this is the 2007 case from the First Department, Hughes v. Tishman Cosntruction Corp., 40 […]

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When is a construction site safety consultant liable under the Labor Law when there is a construction accident and a worker is injured? The New York Supreme Court took up this issue on April 8, 2010 in Gaspar v. LC Main LLC, 113198/07. The general contractor had contracted with a company, Pro Safety, to be the project […]

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