There is a great deal of misinformation concerning the New York Scaffold Law. The insurance companies are wrong when they say that the owner or general contractor will be liable regardless of whether the worker was the cause of his or her own injuries.
In fact, an owner or general contractor can only be held liable for a construction worker’s injuries if the owner or contractor’s negligent actions were the cause of the accident.
The Scaffold Law: Misinformed and Misguided
In their fight for reforming New York’s Scaffold Law, insurance companies claim the cost is too great and it would suffice if there was a rebuttable presumption that the worker is not liable. There is a rebuttable presumption that construction workers are not liable, and trial lawyers have effectively used it.
In fact, many cases have been lost and have left the worker empty-handed, that is without a money award, because the jury found the worker was the proximate cause of his or her own injuries. This simply shows that the insurance companies’ argument that the Scaffold Law costs too much does not make sense.
Protecting the Rights of Injured Construction Workers
If you or a loved one has been injured or died in a construction site accident, you know how tragic the injuries can be. There has been an on-going attempt by construction companies and their insurance allies to weaken New York’s Scaffold Laws. Without the protection of these laws, victims of construction site accidents and their families may not be able to get the just compensation they deserve.
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 the necessary experience, knowledge and resources 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.