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Were you injured by a crane, scaffold or ladder?

Working on a construction site comes with many inherent risks and danger but that does not eradicate the nondelegable duty of employers to provide a safe work environment. New York labor laws were enacted to protect construction workers from negligence on behalf of employers and hold them accountable for accidents that could have been preventable. 

Labor Law § 240(1) imposes upon owners and general contractors, and their agents, a nondelegable duty to provide safety devices necessary to protect workers from risks inherent in elevated work sites. To prevail on a cause of action alleging a violation of Labor Law § 240(1), a plaintiff must establish that the statute was violated and that the violation was a proximate cause of his or her injuries.

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