Construction Site Injuries
Because of the increased dangers faced by construction workers, the Labor Law of New York has several special provisions to protect them; particularly those who are in elevated situations such as scaffolds, ladders, cranes, buckets, etc. The Labor Law imposes a duty on property owners and general contractors for maintaining safety at job sites that cannot be passed off to others. This is referred to as a non-delegable duty and it helps insure that proper safety measures are employed on construction sites. As a result, owners and general contractors may be held legally responsible for a worker's injuries, even if they were not on the job site at the time of the accident. If you have been injured on a construction site, contact us immediately. We will explain your rights under the Labor Law and take whatever action is necessary to protect them.