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personal injury construction accidents

Construction sites can be hazardous environments, where accidents can occur despite rigorous safety measures. From falls and equipment malfunctions to structural failures, the potential risks are numerous. VanDette Law PLLC  understands the complexities of construction accidents and the physical, emotional, and financial toll they can exact. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the legal intricacies, advocate for your rights, and strive for the accountability and compensation you deserve.

New York Laws Grant Special Protections to Construction Sites

All workplaces are required to take reasonable safety precautions, but construction sites are especially dangerous places. Thankfully, New York labor laws outline specific protections at these sites.

New York Labor Laws 200 and 241 require construction company owners and contractors to take specific actions to ensure that the construction sites are safe for workers, visitors, and passersby. If a dangerous situation is discovered, they must post a warning notice and stop using machinery and equipment until the problem is corrected.

One of the most important protections for construction workers is New York Labor Law 240, commonly referred to as the "scaffolding law". It requires contractors and construction workers to provide scaffolding as well as other safety equipment and procedures to protect workers from falls.

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In spite of these laws, accidents can and do occur. However, when workers get injured because one of these laws were violated, they are allowed to file a personal injury claim as well as a workers' compensaion claim. This is an important exception to the rule that normally makes workers' compensation the only available source of compensation for on-the-job injuries.

If you were injured while working at a construction site, please discuss the details of your accident with our experienced attorneys. We can help you determine whether your accident was connected to a violation of labor laws 200, 240, or 241. If so, we will aggressively advocate for you in a personal injury claim as well as help you seek workers' compensation benefits.