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Another Reason Why Scaffold Safety Law Saves Lives

The construction industry is an important part of our economy and the nation as a whole. Construction workers risk their lives every day on the job. Serious injuries and death are a big risk they face every day. In New York City alone, there were more than 470 construction-related deaths and injuries in 2015.New York Scaffold Safety Law

The New York Scaffold Safety Law was designed to allow injured construction workers and their loved ones to seek compensation from negligent property owners and contractors. The importance of the Scaffold Law is brought into focus by a photograph of a window cleaner working without safety harnesses or a scaffold.

The Need for the Scaffold Safety Law

The Scaffold Safety Law provides an incentive to prevent injuries among construction workers who labor under the risks of height or elevation differentials. A contractor or property owner who fails to follow common-sense safety regulations could be liable for the resulting death of their workers.

This controversial law recognizes that workers do not control their worksite. In too many cases, those controlling the worksites are willing to cut corners to sacrifice safety for speed and profits. However, this law mandates owners and contractors to provide safety equipment for work at elevations.

The Increase In Construction Demands the Need for the Scaffold Law

Over the past two decades, construction jobs in New York have skyrocketed – twice as fast as in the rest of the country. This boost is good for New York’s economy and business, as well as for the workers.

The Scaffold Law ensures that both are fair and effective. Compliance with the law saves lives. The bottom line is that construction workers deserve this basic protection.

Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that construction site accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. In fact, senior partner and lead trial attorney Jeff S. Korek grew up in the construction industry and has first-hand knowledge of the inherent dangers in this kind of work. Such experience enables us to aggressively fight to protect your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve.

We Can Help You If Your Are Injured

When you are injured in a construction site accident, you need to hire a New York construction injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight to get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York construction injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.

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