The State of New York is booming with construction projects. New structures are being built daily. Renovations happen just as fast. With as many construction projects come construction site injuries. New York is unique in its case law involving injuries that occur at the construction site, renovation project, or demolition. New York Labor Law or “Scaffold Law” sections are antiquated, plaintiff-friendly, and controversial. Claims or lawsuits commenced under the guise of New York Labor (Sections 240 (Scaffold Law), 241(6) (worksite safety), or 200 (common law) costs the private sector in excess of billions of dollars annually. Violations of New York Labor Law can impose absolute liability on owners and contractors for elevation-related construction accidents.
At Perez Morris we dig deep into each alleged violation of New York Labor Law. We develop creative solutions to each claim, and obtain favorable outcomes for our clients, be they major construction companies, general contractors, or other companies involved and supplying labor in the construction industry.