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Who Is Responsible for Construction Accidents Under New York State Laws?

Construction Accident AttorneyConstruction workers face dangerous working conditions that can result in numerous injuries. New York laws make it very clear that worker safety is very important. But the ultimate question becomes who is liable in the event a construction worker is injured on the job. And the simple answer is the owner and all others involved can be held liable.

To determine who is exactly liable for your injuries resulting from a construction site accident, you should consult with a New York construction attorney.

Potential Liable Parties in Construction Accident Claims

A worker was injured at a construction site or killed while working. Who is responsible? The answer is easy: The owners of the property and all their contractors.

In other words, New York Labor law (Sections 200, 240, 241(6)) places ultimate responsibility for the safety of a worksite on the owner and/or the general contractors. Other parties, such as subcontractors or architects, may also be held responsible for certain violations of the Labor Laws. It is important, therefore, to consult with a New York construction attorney and discuss the particular circumstances of your case.

For instance, an owner hires a general contractor who then hires multiple subcontractors. If a worker is injured due to one of the subcontractors failing to comply with the law, the owner and general contractor are both responsible to the injured worker for all injuries and damages.

Contact a New York Construction Attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident, you should hire a New York construction attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have the necessary experience and knowledge to aggressively fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Call at 800-529-9997 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New York Construction Accident Lawyers.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.