Injuries from Falls and Labor Law 240: Will the Labor Law Help Your Claim?
Labor Law Section 240 (1) is known as the “Scaffold Law.” This provides special rights of recovery to injured construction workers who are injured due to elevation injuries – i.e., falling from scaffolding. The law also covers cases by falls, as well as workers being hit by objects coming from heights. The law creates liability and a right of recovery where none would exist otherwise for that worker – for example, if the worker would be stuck with only workers’ compensation insurance and be unable to file a personal injury claim for his or her losses. The law imposes absolute […]