New York’s Labor Law section 240 (1) provides specific protection to workers at risk of falls from heights. The law is very specific regarding who is protected in these cases, and the circumstances under which the law applies. If you were injured on the job while standing on a ladder, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified lawyer who knows the law and has the ability to protect your interests.
At Orin J. Cohen Law, I represent clients who have been injured in ladder fall accidents on Staten Island, in Brooklyn and across New York City. When you choose me as your attorney, you get a tireless advocate with more than 30 years of experience. My complete knowledge of the law allows me to be much more proactive in my pursuit of maximum compensation on your behalf.
Understanding Section 240 (1)
Under the terms of the law, a construction worker must be working on a structure at an elevated height. Ladders must be in good working order and must be kept reasonably clean. The ladder cannot be loaded beyond its intended capacity, and ladders in public places must be surrounded by barricades.
When these or any other stipulations of the law are not met and a worker suffers an injury as a result, the building owner and general contractor can be held liable for any related losses incurred by the victim. As section 240 (1) is the primary path for recovery for construction workers injured in ladder falls, the applicability of the law is frequently a highly disputed and litigated matter. I have the knowledge and experience to present a compelling case to show your right to damages under this section.
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