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 Pascale From offices in New York, 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.

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NY Scaffolding Law Resource Links

New York Laws
Selecting “LAB”, then clicking on 240 will give you the text of the scaffolding law.

New York Department of Labor
This New York state agency is in charge of administering state occupational safety laws.

New York Workers’ Compensation Board
This agency handles the claims of injured workers and provides benefits for them while out of work.

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is the federal agency in charge of administering occupational safety and health laws.

OSHA Assistance for the Construction Industry
OSHA information geared towards those in the construction industry.

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