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Construction Work
is Dangerous

New York Labor Law recognizes this fact. The law protects construction workers in two ways:

  • It imposes duties on construction site owners, contractors and their agents. They must take certain steps to prevent accidents and worker injuries.
  • If owners, contractors or their agents fail to meet their duties, the law gives injured workers – or the survivors of deceased workers – the right to sue for compensation.

So, if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident in New York, you may go beyond collecting workers’ compensation benefits. You may be able to file a claim under New York Labor Law.

Here, we explain six sections of New York Labor Law on which you could potentially base a claim for compensation:

  1. Labor Law § 240(1)
  2. Labor Law § 240(2)
  3. Labor Law § 241(1-5)
  4. Labor Law § 241-a
  5. Labor Law § 241(6)
  6. Labor Law § 200.

In addition to these laws, you should also be aware of two sets of safety regulations that apply to the construction industry in New York:

Labor Law § 240(1)

At Powers & Santola, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including:

Labor Law § 240(2)

Labor Law § 241(1-5)

Labor Law § 241-a

Labor Law § 241(6)

Labor Law § 200

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