What if my employer isn’t the only one at-fault for my construction accident injury in New York?
There are special laws that protect construction workers in the State of New York. Those laws make the owner of the building and the general contractor that he or she hires responsible for the safety on the job site. That means that it’s not necessarily important who causes your injury, but it’s the responsibility of the owner and the general contractor to have made sure that the job site was safe so that injury didn’t occur. You can sue the owner of the property and/or the general contractor at that job site, even if it’s not your employer that caused the injury.