What is the Scaffolding Law in New York and What’s Important To Know?
Watch the following educational legal video by Daniel J. Chiacchia, an experienced Hamburg construction accident attorney to learn about New York scaffold law and what’s important to know about it if you’ve been injured on the job in New York State.
Insurance companies always want to change the New York scaffold law, but this law serves an important purpose: it puts a non-delegable duty onto general contractors and owners of property when they are doing construction work to make sure that there are proper safety devices in place when people are working from certain heights.
Often when injuries happen because of an elevated-related work hazard, the injuries are severe and permanent. The state is putting the onus on the people who are in the best position to make sure that these safety standards and safety procedures are followed. The New York scaffold law in general says that the owner of a property or a general contractor has the non-delegable duty of ensuring that standards are met and procedures are obeyed. An owner or a contractor cannot pass that responsibility to somebody else; he or she must verify that there are proper safety devices in place to prevent injuries from an elevated-related work height.
Were you injured on a construction site in New York State? Learn about the New York Scaffold Law and whether standards and procedures were obeyed. If not, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced Hamburg construction accident attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief.