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Harlem is located in upper Manhattan in New York City, with the Hudson River to the west and Harlem River to the north. The zip codes are 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039.
Our New York construction accident lawyers know the difficulties a construction worker faces after being severely injured on the jobsite. Whether a plumber, electrician, cement worker, mason, drywall installer or any other tradesman, an injury stops them dead in their tracks from continuing to work and provide for themselves and their families. Construction accidents can often result in debilitating injuries, such as amputations, severe head trauma and even death. In addition to physical injury, victims of construction accidents may also be forced to deal with mounting financial difficulties, such as lost wages and expensive medical bills leading to depression.
Commonly known as the “Scaffold Law,” New York Labor Law 240(1) provides financial protection to construction workers who have suffered height-related injuries from falls. The Labor Law puts strict liability – meaning that liability is imposed regardless of fault – on the property owner and general contractor when a tradesman suffers an injury because of a fall from a height or is hit by a falling object. By placing strict liability on general contractors and property owners, the Labor Law provides construction workers compensation for damages for almost all height-related falls, strikes and the resultant injuries. Therefore, construction workers who have suffered height-related injuries should seek the advice of an attorney with experience handling lawsuits involving falls from heights at construction sites.
Construction workers who are injured on the job can file a Complaint in Court pursuant to New York Labor Law 241(6) if they were injured working on a construction site. Property owners, general contractors as well as subcontractors must follow rules and laws that are in place to protect them. It is not necessary for the contractors or property owners to know that the rule or law has been violated.
When someone suffers an injury at a construction site, they should be able to recover financial compensation for their injuries and the suffering that they endure. The following are usually recoverable:
Lost Wages: When a construction worker is hurt on the job, they go from making a nice living to having no money at all coming in and the spigot is essentially closed. Injured workers can seek damages for loss of earning capacity and job retraining if the injury does not allow them to continue with their craft.
Medical Bills: Sky-high medical bills can accumulate quickly especially if insurance does not cover all of the bills. A filed lawsuit can provide compensation especially if procedures or surgeries had to performed on a lien basis.
Pain & Suffering: Additional compensation is also available for pain and suffering sustained due to the injury sustained on the construction site.
NEWS- December, 2020: Two builders involved in a 2019 construction accident in Harlem that killed a worker, Carlos Olmedo Lala, had their builder licenses permanently revoked. The accident had happened at 880 St. Nicholas Avenue, Sugar Hill. The decedent had been installing and repairing the building’s brick facade before he fell to his death. Department of Building’s records reveal that the contractors never obtained the required permits to install the scaffolding which did not have the proper safety devices such as guardrails and planks to support workers, such as the decedent.
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If you have been injured in a construction accident in Harlem due to someone else’s negligence, contact the Harlem Construction Accident lawyers at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. PC and get the wheels of justice spinning for you. Call 212-240-9465 now!