Pursuing Workplace Injury Claims Under New York Labor Law
An unusual feature of New York law gives extra legal protection to construction or repair workers who have been hurt in falls or hit by falling objects. New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241 cover these work-related injury claims, and essentially impose strict liability on owners and general contractors for the damages. Personal injury lawyers throughout the state often refer to these as “labor law claims.”
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What distinguishes labor law claims from other personal injury lawsuits is the strict liability feature. You don’t need to prove negligence in order to hold the defendant liable. Instead, you just need to prove the fact of the injuries and that the accident occurred in a manner covered under Section 240 or 241. If you or a family member suffered an injury in a fall from a roof, ladder or scaffold in construction or remodeling work, contact Hobika Law Firm for a free consultation about your rights.
Our lawyers know how to investigate, evaluate and present New York labor law claims related to construction injuries. While we’re developing your personal injury lawsuit under Section 240 or 241, we can also represent you on a workers’ compensation claim to cover your lost income and medical expenses. If your injuries are so severe that you won’t be able to return to work for at least one year, we can also help you apply for Social Security disability insurance benefits.
Falls from heights and blows from falling objects can result in especially severe workplace injuries. Even if your labor law claim will be relatively easy to prove under a strict liability standard, you can still expect a tough fight on the damages aspects of your claim.
No matter how badly a worker is hurt, an insurance company will use every trick in the book to minimize your injuries and reduce its payout. Our careful attention to the proof of damages and future treatment needs may help you get what you need to recover from a severe brain injury, multiple fractures or spinal cord damage.
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From our Utica office, our attorneys advise clients about labor law claims throughout the Mohawk Valley and central New York. For a free consultation about your legal rights, contact Hobika Law Firm.