Construction Accidents - Scaffolding/Ladder Accidents
Each year, thousands of construction accidents occur at construction sites. Although the construction company is responsible for allowing and enforcing the safety regulations that have been established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), New York state law prohibits employees from suing their employers for on-the-job accidents. In the event of an injury or death, contractors, equipment manufacturers, architects and/or property owners may be held accountable.
In addition, New York State Labor Law codifies an obligation to use reasonable care in the maintenance of a work site and contains special provisions for workers injured by or on scaffolds, ladders, hoists, stays, slings, hangers, pulleys, irons, ropes, blocks, braces and other similar elevated devices. These laws may place what is known as strict liability against the property owner or general contractor–making the case almost indefensible.
O’Connor McGuinness has significant experience in litigating the wide variety of potential labor law claims and the knowledge to provide the best possible outcome to our clients involved in this type of litigation.