Otherwise known as the Scaffolding Law, Section 240 covers any gravity-induced accident that may be attributed to negligence. Under this law, property owners and contractors may be held liable for any injury or property damage that is caused by equipment like scaffolding, ladders, and any other forms of elevated platforms. However, it should be noted that contractors or property owners may also be held liable for the damages caused by any objects that fall from an elevated platform. Bearing all of this in mind, Labor Law Section 240 creates the legal framework through which accident victims may recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
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