Construction workers are injured or killed at New York construction sites thousands of times a year. Although construction companies are required under New York labor laws to inspect each site with safety engineers and implement a wide variety of safety measures, construction workers still face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry. The New York construction accidents attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are knowledgeable and well versed in New York City worker’s rights with respect to New York Labor Laws.

New York labor laws were enacted to protect construction workers from work site-related accidents. We utilize these protections and laws to protect workers and hold the right people accountable.

The types of cases that we handle for our clients involve:

  • Structure Failure
  • Building Collapse
  • Supervisor Negligence
  • Dangerous Equipment Accidents
  • Brazing Accidents
  • Cutting Accidents
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Dumpster Accidents
  • Nail gun Accidents
  • Fork Lift Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Ladder Accidents
  • Construction Site Falls
  • Run-Over by Operating Equipment
  • Electrical Accidents Trench
  • Electrocution accidents
  • Collapses Fires and Explosions
  • Welding Accidents
  • Compressor Accidents
  • Exploding Compressor
  • Gas Explosions
  • Manhole accidents
  • Sewer trap accidents

A construction worker involved in a work-related accident will often have a claim against the general 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 codifies a common law obligation to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a work site. New York Labor Law Section 240 contains special provisions for workers injured by or on scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar devices. This section of the New York Labor Law, commonly known as the “Scaffolding Law,” allows injured workers to bring lawsuits against a property owner or general contractor who violates this section, rendering them strictly liable for workers injured as a result of inadequate or missing safety equipment at elevated work sites. 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. In addition, Section 241(6) of the New York State Labor Law imposes a duty upon the general contractor and/or owner to comply with all provisions of the New York State Industrial Code. Architects, subcontractors and manufacturers of equipment may also be held responsible for inadequate safety precautions.

The construction accidents attorneys at the Law Office of Risman & Risman, P.C. are eager to help and discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.

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