New York Lawmakers Review 1885 Scaffolding Law
Currently, the New York state laws include a statute which requires property owners and contractors to assume liability for a construction worker’s injuries when the injuries occur on scaffolding erected at the construction site for a project. This law has been in place for over a century, and has protected many workers from having to cover their own medical expenses post-injury.
Now, critics are asking the New York state government to review this statute and possibly strike it from the construction and building laws. This is because they say that the law adds taxes and expenses which are restricting jobs. Currently, the law is protected by unions which cite it frequently to ensure that their workers get the payments that they deserve. There are volleying opinions on the effectiveness of this law, but it is currently under attack and lawmakers may discontinue it after deliberation.
If you are an injured construction worker in New York, and your injury has to do with scaffolding and accidents, then you may be able to cite this old law in order to get the financial compensation that you need. You can also contact a New York personal injury lawyer at Greenberg & Stein to help you negotiate with your contractor or the property owner and decide on a fair settlement.
At Greenberg & Stein there are dedicated and caring attorneys that are ready and willing to help you with your case. With over 50 years of combined experience, you can trust that these attorneys understand how to tackle a construction injury lawsuit and to argue from your side against the contractor or premises liability party that may be held responsible. Don’t hesitate to contact the firm promptly for a free case evaluation or to learn more about the services offered!