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You were injured working a construction, excavation or demolition job in the Elmira, New York, area. And your injury has disrupted your life.
As a construction worker, you may be entitled to more rights — and compensation — than you know.
For most people injured on the job, Worker’s Compensation is the only way to recover lost wages, doctor costs, medication costs and costs of medical devices.
Typically, you cannot sue your employer if you’re hurt on the job.
In New York State, however, construction workers get special consideration for the risks you take building our communities.
Under certain circumstances, New York labor law allows you to file lawsuits for damages when you’re hurt working construction.
To determine if you have a construction injury case, the experienced lawyers at Lachman & Gorton will evaluate your situation for free.
Your ability to seek damages for injuries on a construction job — in addition to Workers’ Comp benefits — comes from a special set of rules in New York State designed to give additional protection for painters, roofers, plumbers, excavators and others in construction.
New York Labor Law Section 241 requires all construction workers to be provided a “safe and reasonable job site” when they’re working at ground level.
Another part — Section 240 — covers construction work happening at heights elevated off the ground.
The law allows construction companies, property owners and general contractors to be held responsible for injuries.
Section 241 requires construction sites to meet certain standards for ground-level jobs.
Violations of Labor Law 241 include: