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If you are a construction worker and have been injured on the job, New York Law affords special protections to you. There are several provisions of New York Law that require that your employer and/or the site provide safety equipment to you to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Some of the Most Important Sections of the Labor Law to New York Workers Include the following:

Labor Law Section 200 (1) requires: “all places to which this chapter applies shall be so constructed, equipped, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to the lives, health and safety of all persons employed therein. . . . All machinery, equipment, and devices in such places shall be so placed, operated, guarded and lighted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection to all such persons. . .”

Labor Law Section 240 requires: “Scaffolding or staging more than twenty feet from the ground or floor, swung or suspended from an overhead support or erected with stationary supports . . . shall have a safety rail of suitable material properly attached, bolted or otherwise secured. Such scaffolding or staging shall be so fastened as to prevent it from swaying from the building or structure…”

Labor Law Section 241 requires that “all areas in which construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed shall be so constructed, shored, equipped, guarded, arranged, operated and conducted as to provide reasonable and adequate protection and safety to the persons employed therein or lawfully frequenting such places. . .”

If you fell from a ladder, off of a scaffold or had something fall and hit you from a height, you may be entitled to an award greater than workers compensation.

To protect your rights, contact a lawyer as soon as you can. Call the Snyder Law Firm, PLLC at (315)451-3040 for a free consultation for your injury.