New York Scaffold Law
Were you or a loved one injured while working on a construction site in New York? Construction accidents can have serious, life changing injuries. Watch this video to learn about New York scaffold law and how you may be able to recover compensation if you’re injured falling from scaffolding in New York.
In the state of New York, construction workers are granted certain protections if they fall from a height. This is very important because often, lots of construction work that is done here in the state of New York is done from a height or a raised level basis, whether you’re on scaffolding, a roof, an elevator system, or even if you’re working from a ladder, there are certain extra protections given to construction workers in the state of New York should you fall from a height. In large part, they want the liability not only to fall on your employer, but also to the owner of the buildings, also the general contractors.
This law puts lots of responsibilities on lots of different parties, to all make sure proper safety fall protection devices are in place so that you don’t get hurt. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. That’s why it’s important to seek counsel to assist you in making sure you can get the proper protections afforded to you under the law. What’s very good about this law is it gives very strict and strong protections to workers who are injured in these types of height-related incidents. This is something that is very fortunate for workers with respect to the state of New York because this is not something that every state necessarily gives. These are often extra protections that the state of New York gives to their workers.
Were you or a loved one injured in a work injury and have questions about the New York scaffold law? Contact a New York construction accident lawyer at Krause & Glassmith today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.