What protections are offered to injury victims by Labor Law Section 240?
Section 240 of the New York labor code is also known as the Scaffolding Law because it targets negligence that results in gravity-related accidents. This section of the law holds contractors and property owners strictly liable for damages caused by falls from scaffolding, ladders, or other elevated devices. In addition, the construction industry employer can also be held responsible if an object falls from an elevated platform or device and strikes a person below. The party responsible for the work site is obligated to provide all necessary safety provisions such as scaffolding, rails, and hoists to prevent these types of accidents.
To learn more about your rights and options for recovery after an accident, contact the New York construction injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, today at 866-LAWS-USA.