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New York Construction Accident Attorney Representing Injured Construction Workers In Saratoga Springs
If you are injured in a serious construction accident in or around Saratoga Springs, you need to seek advice from one of our experienced Saratoga Springs construction site accident lawyers as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek financial compensation for your losses, the more difficult it may be to gather the necessary evidence to win your case. You should know that, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, New York Labor Law has specific protections for construction workers that can allow an injured worker to seek workers’ compensation benefits and to file a lawsuit. Do not hesitate to get in touch with an advocate at Powers & Santola, LLP to learn more about how we can help you with your case.
New York Labor Law Protections For Saratoga Springs Construction Workers
Several sections of New York Labor Law provide specific protections for construction workers. If an employer violates one of the sections of the New York Labor Law in Saratoga Springs, that employer can be held liable through a civil lawsuit under one of the following sections:
- Section 200 of New York Labor Law: A construction site employer has a “general duty to protect the health and safety of all employees.” Additionally, all workplaces are required to be “so constructed, equipped, arranged, operated, and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health, and safety of all persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places.” The law also requires that “all machinery, equipment, and devices in such places shall be so placed, operated, guarded, and lighted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all such persons.”
- Section 240 of New York Labor Law: This section is commonly known as the “Scaffold law.” It requires all contractors and owners, as well as other construction site employers, to provide proper protection against falls from heights or struck-by accidents involving construction workers who work on scaffolding and other devices.
- Section 241 of New York Labor Law: This section of the law provides safety protections specifically for construction, excavation, and demolition workers. All construction contractors, owners, and other construction site employers have a duty to provide a safe workplace for anyone who is constructing, demolishing, or excavating buildings.
Do I Need to Choose Between Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim and A Construction Site Lawsuit After A Saratoga Springs Construction Accident?
Injured workers can seek workers’ compensation benefits in addition to filing a lawsuit under New York Labor Law.
Most personal injury lawsuits, however, will only be possible if the injured construction worker intends to file a lawsuit against an at-fault third party.
Contact A Construction Accident Attorney In Saratoga Springs
Construction workers work in one of the most dangerous industries in New York. When construction workers are on the job, they should not have to worry about suffering serious or fatal injuries as a result of an employer’s negligence or the carelessness of a co-worker. However, construction site accidents and injuries happen more often than they should, and construction workers do get hurt. When an employer’s failure to follow safety requirements results in a construction accident, an injured worker may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits in addition to filing a lawsuit under New York Labor Law.
If you or someone you loved sustained serious injuries in a construction accident, an experienced Saratoga Springs construction accident attorney at our firm can begin working with you on the claims process today. Contact Powers & Santola, LLP for more information about getting started on your case.
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