New York Lack of Safety Equipment Lawyers
Working in a construction environment brings with it a wide variety of hazards and dangers, and utilizing the proper safety equipment for each task and situation is essential to protecting against accidental injury in the workplace. Whenever a property owner or contractor has clear control over a work site, it is their responsibility to ensure that proper safety equipment is provided at all times. Thus, a property owner or general contractor can be held liable for any injury sustained as a result of a failure in this obligation under section 241-6 of the New York labor code.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team is dedicated to protecting the rights of construction workers injured in the course of their employment duties and will work diligently to fully investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine whether the property owner or contractor can be held responsible. To learn more about your rights as an injury victim and options for recovery, call an experienced New York lack of safety equipment attorney today at 866-LAWS-USA.
Types of Required Safety Equipment
There are many accidents which the proper safety equipment on a construction site can prevent. Thus, it is imperative that this equipment be provided. The following are a few examples of equipment that the contractor is responsible for providing:
- Safety glasses
- High visibility vests
- Safety harnesses
- Back braces
Failure to provide these materials as necessary is a direct violation of Section 241-6 of the New York labor code and will likely make the contractor or property owner liable for injuries.
Construction workers take on an enormous amount of risk each day by virtue of their chosen profession, but New York labor laws are diligent in protecting them against the negligent actions of their employers that unnecessarily increase the potential for injury. With the assistance of an experienced New York lack of safety equipment lawyer from Hach & Rose, LLP, you will have access to the resources and potential representation necessary to protecting your rights in court. Call us today at 866-LAWS-USA for a no-cost legal evaluation.