New York Scaffold Laws were designed to provide protection to hard working construction workers who risk their lives every day on the job. The intention of these laws is not to punish contractors or site owners, but to protect the injured workers.
Since injuries resulting from falls at construction sites can be devastating and even deadly, New York has carved out special provisions in its Labor Laws to allow injured workers and the family members of deceased workers to bring suit against general contractors or property owners for injuries or wrongful death.
The Details of the Accident
The April 2nd death of a construction worker who fell onto scaffolding at the Dream New York Hotel is yet another reminder of the dangers faced by construction workers who work on elevated areas where there is a risk of falling. The worker fell more than 80 feet through an area where planks had been removed. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
While the details of the accident are still emerging, it is anticipated that the Department of Buildings and OSHA will be scrutinizing whether the victim’s employer and the other contractors at the work site provided a safe work environment.
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 firsthand 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.