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Construction Site Accidents

The New York Times recently reported that construction accidents are on the rise in New York. The amount of construction accidents are at a six year high with 231 accidents in 2014 alone. Construction sites pose a risk to both workers and pedestrians. Supervisors can overlook on site safety and put construction workers at risk. On site accidents can lead construction workers to be seriously injured or even killed. Workers that survive onsite accidents can be disabled and unable to provide for their family.

A construction worker involved in a work-related accident may have a claim against the general contractor and/or the owner of the construction site pursuant to New York State Labor Law sections 200, 240, and 241(6).

Section 200 = a common law obligation to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a work site.

Section 240= Also known as the “Scaffolding Law,” this section contains special provisions for workers injured by on scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar devices. This section allows injured workers to bring lawsuits against a property owner or general contractor, and holds them strictly liable for workers injured as a result of inadequate or missing safety equipment at elevated work sites.

Section 240 also protects workers from “falling objects” that fall and injure a worker due to a violation of the safety provisions of Section 240.

Section 241(6) = imposes a duty upon the general contractor and/or owner to comply with all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code. Architects, subcontractors and manufacturers of equipment may also be held responsible for inadequate safety precautions.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a construction site accident that you need a construction accident lawyer that can get the damages you and your family needs. Alan Greenberg’s team of person injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you and your family deserves. Greenberg Law P.C. will give your family the peace of mind knowing that you are in the hands of personal injury lawyers that will fight your legal battle so that you and your family can focus on healing.

This post is provided by Greenberg Law P.C., experienced trial lawyers you need if you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, construction accident, slip or trip and fall accident, medical malpractice, or has been injured in any way due to the fault of another. Contact us by email or call us today at 212-972-5656 to receive more information.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel.

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