In New York State there are laws which protect construction workers from their activities since they frequently work in a dangerous setting. These workers face hazards related to height elevation when they are erecting a building. They are sometimes tragically injured in their work as a result of the fault of the property owner or contractor. Workers compensation does not properly compensate a worker for the injuries sustained in this type of accident. The owner and contractor are frequently liable under various sections of the Labor Law. Contrary to the perception of many, the insurance company defend tragic injuries more vigorously than in the smaller accidents.
My office has construction experts that are familiar with the laws related to construction accidents. In addition, medical experts and economists may be needed to properly present a case to fairly compensate a victim. Immediate action is needed because the insurance companies rapidly investigate, defend and place reserves on these accidents.
Owners and general contractors turn a blind eye to the construction in violation of Labor Laws. A building is constructed much more quickly without proper safety precautions since it is slower and therefore costs more. When a construction worker is injured, they will always defend the case on the ground that the injury is the sole proximate cause of the worker that failed to wear a safety device even though they were aware that this is how the work was conducted. They routinely make sure the workers sign papers indicating they were advised to use safety devices even if they are not in place at the time of an accident. My office has experts in construction that are familiar with the laws related to this field.