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You May Be Entitled to Additional Compensation

New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241 provide for damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits for injured construction workers. If you or a family member has been injured in a construction accident, speak with an attorney to find out if you may be eligible for additional compensation.

The Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC, represents injured construction workers and their families. We hold negligent property owners and contractors liable for injuries and wrongful death. We can review your claim and determine whether you may collect additional damages under New York’s labor laws. For a free consultation with a New York labor attorney, please call (516) 330-3687 or contact us online.

Labor Law Sections 200, 240 and 241

The following sections of New York’s labor laws allow injured construction workers to bring a separate injury claim against negligent property owners and contractors:

  • New York Labor Law Section 200 — Work sites 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 or lawfully frequenting such places. 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.
  • New York Labor Law Section 240 — All contractors and owners (with the exception of single and two family homeowners) who are performing erection, demolition, repairing, altering, painting or cleaning of a building shall be required to furnish scaffolding, hoists, stays, ladders and other devices to all persons performing such work. They must be constructed, placed and operated to give proper protection to workers. The law also covers injuries from falling objects.
  • New York Labor Law Section 241 — All contractors and owners (with the exception of single and two family homeowners) who contract for but do not direct or control the work, when constructing or demolishing buildings or doing any excavating in connection have a duty to insure proper protection to employees. The law covers safety of floors, scaffolds, elevators and hoists.

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