Buffalo construction workers know their profession is dangerous. That’s why there are special laws to protect people from suffering a personal injury on a construction job.
The New York Labor Law protects workers injured by “gravity-related accidents.” This can apply to workers injured by a fall from a ladder, a scaffold, through floor openings or due to a failed safety device.
The law also requires that reasonable safety precautions be followed to protect workers in areas where construction, excavation or demolition work is being performed. Some Western New York companies cut corners and put workers at risk.
In New York State, Workers’ Compensation benefits only provide one part of the compensation that a construction worker may be entitled to receive. In addition to Workers’ Compensation, a construction accident victim can sometimes sue for pain and suffering and other money losses caused by an accident.
The rules for pursuing damages in construction accident cases are different than in other types of negligence cases. Steve Boyd has been handling construction cases in upstate New York since 1999. He knows the law and can help you understand how these special laws apply to your case. Call Steve at 716-400-0000 for a free consultation.