Who Can I File a New York Construction Injury Claim Against?

By WRSH on April 13, 2016 - Comments off

No matter what safety precautions are taken, construction workers still get injured regularly at New York City construction sites. While workers’ compensation will help with many financial issues an injured New York City construction worker may face, it might not cover all their bills and expenses. In such a case, it may be beneficial for an injured worker to file a civil suit. But, determining exactly who is responsible for an injury at a construction site can be complex. With building owners, contractors, and other third parties working together at one location, finding out who is responsible for a worker’s injuries will require a New York construction site accident injury attorney.

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can help you build a viable injury claim against the at-fault party responsible for construction site injuries. Call us at (212) 986-7353.

New York Construction Safety Laws: Who is Liable?

Who is responsible for a New York construction site accident falls under New York State Labor Law Section 200. This law makes it a legal obligation for building owners and contractors to use “reasonable care in the maintenance of a construction site.”

Under New York State Labor Law, the following parties may be held responsible for construction accident injuries:

  • Building owners or landlords
  • General contractors
  • Architects
  • Building supply manufacturers

New York Scaffolding Law

Construction workers who do their jobs on scaffolding have special protections under New York Labor Law Section 240. Any worker injured while working on or with scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces, and similar devices may sue a property owner or contractor who did not provide proper scaffolding safety.

Contact an Experienced New York Construction Accident Attorney

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has helped many injured New York construction workers seek financial compensation for damages. Contact us today at (212) 986-7353.


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