Construction workers have dangerous jobs. They are often called upon to work with heavy materials, to work at heights, and to work with dangerous machinery, just to name a few potential hazards. With building owners and contractors “cutting corners” to get jobs finished as cheaply and quickly as possible, it is often workers’ safety that is jeopardized. Adding “insult to injury,” when an unfortunate accident does happen, building owners, contractors, and their insurance companies often blame the injured worker for the accident. We won’t let that happen.
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There are certain sections of the New York State Labor Law designed to protect workers hurt in construction site accidents. For example, Labor Law Section 240(1) requires contractors and building owners to ensure that those working at heights are provided proper protection such as adequate ladders, scaffolds, hoists, pullies, harnesses, safety lines and more. Labor Law Section 241(6) is designed to hold building owners and contractors accountable when certain safety codes are violated and cause injury. Labor Law Section 200 was meant to ensure that construction workers have safe workplaces. In practice, the applicability of these laws can be complex. Further, these laws are always changing. It is important that you seek the help of attorneys that are not only compassionate and aggressive but have a deep understanding of the New York State Labor Laws and their ever-changing landscape. We are those attorneys.
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If you or a loved one has been hurt on a construction site, call Russo Law today. Consultations are always free. There is never a fee unless we win.