How Labor Law 241 Protects You
Do You Know How Labor Law 241 Protects You?
While ensuring safe worksites is a key responsibility of contractors and site owners, those in charge often fail to provide the employees with safe working environments for any number of reasons, including negligence, attempts to keep costs down, time constraints and more. When workers are injured because those responsible for their safety failed to do so, there are a number of legal avenues they can use to secure the compensation they require to cover any medical costs, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering and more.
One of those avenues is Labor Law 241, which offers legal protection for all workers and outlines how worksites need to be set up and operated, what safety equipment must be provided, how potential hazards need to be dealt with and more. If you were injured because of a hazard on a worksite, you may be able to take your case to court and secure the compensation you deserve.
Speak with an experienced NYC lawyer at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., today by calling our firm at (212) 577-9325.
If you were injured working on a construction site, you have two options. You will usually have a worker’s compensation case to get your medical bills and lost earnings paid even if no one was at fault. Often you can ALSO sue the owner and the general contractor for your pain and suffering, without suing your employer, even if it was your employer or some other subcontractor that caused your accident. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our NYC construction accident attorneys have decades of experience handling both types of cases, and will work with you to ensure that you secure the legal outcome you need to recover and move on with your live. One law firm for BOTH cases. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you.
What Is Labor Law 241?
Labor Law 241 allows injured workers to sue the owner and general contractor in all types of scenarios, including poor housekeeping, trip and falls, unsafe equipment and unsafe work practices. Specifically, Labor Law 241(6) provides injured workers with legal protections when contractors or site owners have a site where something violates New York State Industrial Code regulations, even if they themselves didn’t create the unsafe condition or practice. It states 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.”
Hire A Law Firm That Will Fight For Your Rights
If you were seriously injured in a construction accident, you need serious representation to help you secure the compensation you deserve. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we understand just how difficult dealing with a serious injury can be for both the injured victim and their family. Our NYC construction accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured workers, and we will put that knowledge and experience to use helping you bring a case that will put you in the best position to secure the maximum compensation possible and get your medical bills and lost earnings paid in the meantime.
Call us at (212) 577-9325 to discuss your legal options over the phone, or schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our firm by filling out our online form.