Every year, thousands of New York construction accidents result in injury or death. Although construction companies are obligated under labor laws to inspect each site with safety engineers and implement mandatory safety measures, construction workers still face a greater risk of work-related injury or death than employees in any other industry.
New York labor laws demand that owners and contractors enforce safety rules and regulations at work sites. Thus, if someone gets injured at a work site, then he has a good likelihood of obtaining compensation.
Have You Been Injured in a Queens New York Construction Accident?
If you have been injured in a construction accident in Queens or NYC and believe someone can be held liable for your personal injury, a Queens County construction accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael Dreishpoon can help prove your claim. The law firm has years of experience representing injured construction workers and their families in various types of cases including:
- scaffold accidents
- ladder accidents
- construction site falls
- run-over by operating equipment
- electrical accidents
- collapses, fires and explosions
- welding accidents
- unsafe/dangerous equipment accidents
- logging accidents
- brazing accidents
- cutting accidents
- elevator accidents
- structure failure
- building collapse
- supervisor negligence
- punch press malfunctions
- fork lift accidents
- dumpster accidents
- nail gun accidents
- compressor accidents
- gas explosions
New York Labor Laws, Who Is Liable?
A worker involved in a construction accident will usually have a claim against the contractor and/or owner of the construction site pursuant to Sections 200, 240 and 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law. Section 200 of the New York State Labor Law enforces a common law obligation to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a construction site. New York Labor Law Section 240 contains special provisions for employees harmed by or on scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar devices. This unique section of the New York Labor Law, sometimes called the “Scaffold Law,” allows injured employees to sue a property owner or contractor who violates this section.
Labor Law Section 240 also protects workers from “falling objects” at a work site where an object falls and injures a worker due to a violation of the safety provisions of that section of law. Furthermore, Section 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law imposes an obligation upon the contractor and/or owner to abide by all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code. Architects, subcontractors and manufacturers of equipment may also be held responsible for inadequate safety precautions.
Contact Queens, New York Construction Accidents Lawyer Michael Dreishpoon Now!
No matter the circumstances of your injuries, if they are caused by a negligently maintained construction site, Queens County construction accident lawyer Michael Dreishpoon will help you negotiate and litigate for full and fair compensation. Our consultation is free and you don’t pay a legal fee unless we win.
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