Under Section 241-6 of the New York labor code, employers bear the responsibility of creating a safe work environment by providing proper training and safety equipment. However, it should be noted that safety training is only required when employers cannot reasonably expect their employees to avoid accidents and subsequent injury without such training.
Bearing this in mind, your employer may have been responsible for providing you or others with the safety training; depending upon the exact circumstances of your accident, proper training may have served to mitigate the severity of the accident, if not prevent the circumstances that led up to the accident altogether.
In any case, you should speak with one of the New York City construction accident attorneys with Hach & Rose, LLP, to better understand your employer’s legal obligations to you and the rights you may have to pursue legal action. Call our offices at 866-LAWS-USA today.