A Law Firm Protecting The Rights Of Injured Construction Professionals
Construction work remains one of the most dangerous professions in America – especially here in New York. While the men and women who work in construction are willing to take reasonable risks, it is the responsibility of property owners, foremen and other site supervisors to make working conditions as safe as possible.
New York labor laws contain provisions that allow workers hurt in certain ways to seek financial damages beyond what they would receive in a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured on a construction site on Long Island, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, can help you understand and exercise all of your available legal options.
Additional Legal Protections For Construction Site Workers
New York Labor Law sections 200, 240 and 241 address safety at construction sites. These sections place responsibility on property owners to ensure that worksites are reasonably safe for workers, guests and passersby.
Of these three sections, Section 240 may be the most important for workers. It is commonly called the “scaffolding law,” because it relates specifically to injuries caused by falls from height or being struck by a falling object. If you were injured in an accident due to inadequate scaffolding (or other safety equipment like harnesses) or by unreasonably dangerous working conditions, I can help you explore your eligibility for compensation under NYLL 240.
Filing A Lawsuit Does Not Limit Your Ability To Seek Workers’ Comp
In many cases, workers’ compensation is a person’s only source of financial support after a workplace accident. But taking legal action under NYLL 240 can provide compensation in addition to what you would receive in workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact My Firm For A Free Case Assessment
The best way to know whether you have an actionable 240 case is to consult with an experienced attorney who can look at all the details of your accident and the written statutory language. I bring 27 years of legal experience to each case, and I would be happy to discuss your options with you during a free case assessment. To get started, contact me online or call 631-990-3235 today.