New York Scaffolding Law Information Center
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Legal Rights for New York Scaffold and Ladder Workers
New York Labor Law sections 240 and 241(6) give special legal protections to scaffold and ladder workers. If you are injured due to a fall from a scaffold or ladder, it is important to clearly understand your full legal rights before accepting any type of settlement or signing a release of liability form.
The following general information about New York's scaffold and ladder laws is provided by the New York City personal injury law firm of Andrew L. Weitz & Associates, P.C. From offices in Manhattan, we handle construction accident trials and settlement negotiations on behalf of clients located throughout New York City and the surrounding boroughs.
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NY Scaffolding Law - An Overview
The construction industry is fraught with danger. Despite the many federal, state and municipal regulations designed to keep construction workers safe, thousands are still injured annually in construction site accidents. Construction workers are hurt in falls from scaffolding, are struck by falling equipment, are crushed in accidents and are sometimes entangled in machinery.