New York Labor Law 240 Attorney in Buffalo, NY
Construction sites can be dangerous places, and unfortunately accidents often occur, severely injuring or killing construction workers through no fault of their own. Thankfully, New York Labor Law provides protection to workers under sections 200, 240 and 241. New York Labor Law 240; also known as the “Scaffold Law”, places the responsibility for worker safety on property owners and contractors at construction sites.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall while on the job, call the New York labor law attorneys at Richmond Vona, LLC. We offer free initial consultations and will fight to ensure your rights are protected. Call today at (716) 500-5678.
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How Does NY Labor Law 240 Protect Workers?
For Labor Law 240 to apply, the accident must occur through the force or application of gravity on an object that causes an injury to the worker. Generally, this is from a worker falling from a height or a falling object striking and injuring the worker. However, there are many variations which have been established through numerous legal cases over the decades the law has existed.
In addition, the injured worker must be performing one of the “covered activities” listed below on a building or structure, and the owner or contractor failed to provide one or more of the “legally required safety devices” listed below to the worker prior to his or her injury.
COVERED ACTIVITIES: Erection, Demolition, Repairing, Altering, Painting, Cleaning or Pointing.
LEGALLY REQUIRED SAFTETY DEVICES: Scaffolding, Hoists, Stays, Ladders, Slings, Hangers, Blocks, Pulleys, Braces, Irons, Ropes, and Other Devices.