New York’s Scaffold Law has been the topic of debate for many years. New York carved out this special provision under its Labor Laws to allow injured construction workers to get money damages from negligent property owners and contractors.
New York’s construction industry is thriving and employment is at its highest level in 24 years. This means that construction-related accidents and deaths are also on the rise. The Scaffold Law is even more important now to help protect construction workers and their families.
The Need for the Scaffold Safety Law
Big business lobbyists argue that the Scaffold Law is too expensive to continue to uphold. Some even argue that repealing the Scaffold Law is common-sense reform – that somehow a law that protects workers damages our roads. But the facts tell a different story. Proponents successfully highlight that without this law injured workers and their families would have no real recourse after an accident.
The Scaffold Law is not unreasonable in its purpose or the standards it sets for property owners and contractors. This common-sense law holds property owners and general contractors accountable when they fail to provide appropriate safety equipment and a worker is tragically injured or killed.
Simply put, a contractor who follows the rules and makes sure safety is a priority will not have to pay. Everyone deserves to have safety and security on the job, whether he or she is sitting at a desk or hundreds of feet in the air.
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 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.