NYC construction sites are littered with many risks and dangers, but if you are injured while working on a construction site, or simply walking by a dangerous construction site and get hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you should be compensated.
Even though there are a host of laws and regulations in place to keep the public, as well as construction workers safe with respect to construction sites, these laws and regulations are often ignored by builders who cut corners to get the job done quickly or to save money. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, we understand the severity of these consequences and we are prepared to help you receive compensation for your losses. At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC, you will always speak directly with your attorney and your case will not be handed off to a paralegal or junior associate to practice with.
Falls from defective ladders on construction sites in NYC can cause severe personal injuries to construction workers and even death in the worst of circumstances. Workers can be left with severe injuries that can negatively impact their ability to continue working in their chosen craft. Statistics show that falls are a leading cause of deaths in construction accidents. Violations of safety protocols are all too common and injuries may occur due to employer or contractor negligence.
New York State Labor Laws
Construction workers are the ones who build the great City that we all get to enjoy due to their hard work and dedication. But it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the City of New York. For that reason, there are specific laws that protect construction site workers in event of an unfortunate accident.
N.Y. Labor Law 200
N.Y. Labor Law 200 requires employers to provide safe work conditions for construction workers. It requires that places, where it is applicable, “shall be so constructed, equipped, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places. All machinery, equipment, and devices in such places shall be so placed, operated, guarded, and lighted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all such persons.”
N.Y. Labor Law 240
Sometimes called the “scaffolding law,” NY Labor Law §240 requires that workers who have to perform job duties at a height are provided with adequate fall protection. This law exists to protect workers from height-related risks, such as having to work on unsafe scaffolding or ladders and to prevent falls.
N.Y. Labor Law 241
NYLL §241 mandates that general contractors, owners, and other contractors ensure that workers are protected from exposure to safety hazards that may result in a serious injury. With this law, workers are given broad protections in all areas in which construction, excavation, or demolition work is being performed.
If you are injured in a construction site accident in NYC, do not hesitate to contact Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC for a free consultation at 212-240-9465. More information can be found here /manhattan-construction-zone-accident-attorney