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Scaffold Accident Attorney & NY Labor Law 240
New York Labor Law 240 was enacted to protect workers who work from heights, including construction workers, painters, roofers, electricians and others. The law assigns responsibility for erecting safe scaffolding, ladders and other equipment to the building owner or the contractor in charge of providing such equipment.
If you have been injured on a construction site and have questions about New York Labor 240, the attorneys at Jae Lee Law are here for you. We have extensive experience handling construction site accident cases in New York and New Jersey and a proven record of success obtaining favorable results for people like you.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey workplace injury attorney.
How Does NY Labor Law 240 Protect You?
The precursor to New York Labor 240 goes back more than 100 years, when many of New York's original skyscrapers were being constructed by immigrant workers. In those days, the newspapers were full of accounts of workers suffering fatal falls from heights. In order to protect these workers, the law made the owners liable for damages if an injury or fatality occurred.
This means that site owners or contractors are legally responsible to make their sites safe for workers. This includes providing safety features such as netting and guardrails, safety harnesses, helmets and other gear. It also means scaffolding must be properly constructed and tested before use.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a scaffold fall, ladder fall or any other type of construction accident, it is important to protect your rights. Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the state and federal laws (including New York Labor 240) that play a significant role in these cases. We are prepared to protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact a New Jersey Scaffolding Use Lawyer
We are available to meet whenever and wherever it is convenient for you. We regularly meet with clients in their homes, at the hospital and other locations to accommodate their needs. We take every case on a contingency fee basis, so you don't pay anything unless we win compensation for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 201 346-3800 to speak with an experienced New Jersey workplace injury attorney.