Does Labor Law Section 241(6) mean I can sue a contractor or property owner for damages rather than go through a workers’ compensation claim?
Section 241(6) of the New York Labor Law requires contractors and construction industry employers in control of construction sites to take steps to ensure the safety of the work site. This includes the provision of equipment, guards, and other necessities. Under this section of the law, negligent employers can be held liable for injuries that occur due to violations of Section 241(6). Thus, injured parties may be able to pursue direct litigation as opposed to workers’ compensation claims in the event of a construction site accident. This allows victims to potentially recover greater compensation for their losses after an injury.
If the negligence of a contractor or other construction industry employer has lead to your injury, the experienced New York construction injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact our offices today at 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about your rights and legal options.