Construction Site Accidents
Because of the hightened dangers faced by construction workers, the Labor Law of New York has several special provisions to protect such workers, particularly those who are in elevated situations on scaffolds, ladders, cranes, buckets etc. The Labor Law imposes on property owners and general contractors a duty for maintaining safety at jobsites that can not be passed off to others. This is referred to as a "non-delegable duty," and it helps ensure 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 jobsite at the time of the accident. If you have been injured on a construction site, contact us immediately to ascertain your rights under the Labor Law.