Put New York State Labor Laws to work for you.
New York State has special provisions put in place to address the dangers that construction workers face on the job. It is critical to choose a firm like Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria that understands New York State Labor Laws and how they can be used to protect you. New York State Labor Law sections 200, 240 and 241 exist to safeguard construction workers by holding building owners and general contractors responsible for accidents and injuries sustained on their sites.
Here are the key New York State labor laws enacted to protect construction workers:
New York State Labor Law, Section 200
Section 200 of the New York State Labor Law codifies the common-law obligation of an owner or general contractor to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a construction site. In other words, the owner or contractor must provide a safe place to work. It must be shown that the party being charged in the violation was in a position to correct or avoid the unsafe condition.
New York State Labor Law, Section 240
The Construction Workplace Safety Law, part of Section 240 of the New York State Labor Law, is designed to protect construction laborers who perform duties at elevated worksites, ensuring they receive adequate safety devices and provisions. If they do not receive such devices and they are injured in scaffolding accidents or other elevation-related accidents, workers are allowed to bring a lawsuit against a third party responsible for the project. This law is often referred to as the Scaffolding Law, but it encompasses much more than scaffolding. For more information about Labor Law 240(1), click here.
New York State Labor Law, Section 241
Section 241 of the New York State Labor Law places ultimate responsibility for workplace safety on property owners and contractors. This provision provides for strict liability where the owner or contractor fails to supply appropriate safety devices or violates certain safety codes at a worksite that results in an injury.
Questions on New York State Labor Laws? Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has answers.
New York State Labor Laws exist to keep the workplace safe for construction professionals. However, understanding New York State labor laws can be challenging. Count on the team from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria to help you determine whether or not laws have been violated in your accident case.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has built a strong reputation throughout Western New York. Whether it’s with opposing attorneys, past clients or courtroom personnel, the firm is widely recognized as being at the top in construction accident cases. Lipsitz Green’s extraordinary track record can stack up against any firm in the area and the firm's attorneys are not afraid to take the “tough cases” and work them all the way through trial.
If you have questions regarding New York State Labor Laws or whether or not you should pursue a personal injury claim, contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria today at 716 849 1333.