Safety Equipment and the New York Labor Code
Construction work is inherently dangerous and, as such, requires serious precaution in order to guard against the many possible accidents and injuries which may occur otherwise. An enormous part of preventing such accidents is making sure that at-risk employees are properly outfitted with safety equipment that can properly protect them in the event that an accident does take place. This equipment is often necessary as it allows them to escape relatively unscathed from a situation which could have otherwise been extremely dangerous or even fatal.
Not all contractors and property owners are diligent in their responsibilities to provide safety equipment, a clear violation of section 241-6 of the New York labor code, sometimes causing serious injuries to take place as a direct result of this negligence. If you have been injured in such a way, a New York lack of safety equipment attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to help you to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses through a lawsuit, letting you focus on your recovery without the stress of wondering where the money will come from. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Required Safety Equipment Types
As our understanding of injuries and their causes develops, safety equipment has become increasingly prevalent and effective. The following are all examples of common safety equipment which a property owner or contractor is usually obliged to provide for their employees:
- Safety harnesses
- Safety glasses
- High visibility vests
- Back braces
Failure to provide any of necessary safety equipment such as this qualifies as negligence on the part of the responsible party, and an injury which results from such negligence may result in liability for the contractor or property owner.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team strives to provide full and effective legal representation for all of our construction injury clients. As such, we may be able to work diligently to help you recover fair compensation for your injuries and losses following an accident. For a free consultation to discuss the details of your case with an experienced New York lack of safety equipment lawyer, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.