What you need to know about Section 200 of New York’s labor code
Under Section 200 of New York’s labor code, employers in the construction industry who are directly responsible for the conditions of construction sites must provide adequate and reasonable protections to the safety, health, and lives of its employees and any other persons who are legally permitted to enter the construction site.
Furthermore, the conditions of a construction site—including the equipment, devices, and machinery—must be reasonably maintained by the responsible party to prevent injury. As such, the party responsible for maintaining the conditions of a construction site may be found liable for any injuries that result from their negligence.
If you believe that your employer is responsible for the conditions that led to your construction site injury, speak with one of the New York construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, to learn about your legal options. To schedule a consultation with one of our construction accident attorneys, please call our New York offices at 866-LAWS-USA today.