Section 241-6 of the New York Labor Law
The state of New York provides numerous special protections to construction employees that are not available in other states throughout the country, making it much easier for an employee who suffers an injury on the job to recover the compensation appropriate for their losses. Notable among these statutes is section 241-6 of the New York Labor Law, which specifies the responsibilities of a contractor or property owner to ensure employee safety.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team is committed to providing effective and efficient representation to victims of construction site accidents in New York and will work diligently to help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. To learn more about your rights and options, call an experienced New York City construction accident lawyer today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Requirements of 241-6
Working in conjunction with other aspects of the New York legal code, section 241-6 mandates certain requirements and responsibilities for contractors and property owners that, when not adhered to, make that contractor liable for any injuries that result. The specific requirements of 241-6 require the following:
- Proper construction of work sites
- Necessary safety equipment and training
- Appropriate safe-guarding of the site
- Safe operation of equipment
- Proper conduct to ensure safety
All of these requirements are in place to provide “reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places”.
If you have suffered an injury at a construction site that was caused by a contractor or property owner’s failure to provide necessary safety measures, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses and any other losses. For a free consultation with an experienced New York City construction accident attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, call us today at 866-LAWS-USA.