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INDUSTRIAL CODE VIOLATIONS

New York Courts are littered with Labor Law 241(6) claims that hinge on whether the correct industrial codes have been plead and supported with admissible evidence.  For a person injured in a construction accident, industrial code violations are probably the last thing on their mind.  Having a personal injury attorney familiar with Labor Law cases is obviously extraordinarily important in these situations.  Knowing what questions to ask and what evidence to track down can make the difference between a successful Labor Law claim and a failing one.

Construction accidents are often the result of a contractor or subcontractor’s failure to comply with the industrial code.  The industrial code exists to provide a safe work environment for construction workers as well as for those people who may be on or near the work area for other reasons.  Industrial Code violations are usually due to construction companies rushing to complete a job by a deadline or cut costs to increase profitability.  In New York, construction jobs are so competitive.  It is important that contractors do not put profit over safety.

Often times, construction accidents result in horrific injuries.  It is only right that the injured party be fairly compensated for their injuries.

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When you or a loved one are injured in a construction accident, we will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620, where an attorney with a proven track record of holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence can speak with you about your case.

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Construction Accident Injuries

Very often, construction accidents on construction sites result in tragic injuries and even death.  Confusion as to who is liable for the injury deters some victims from seeking justice.  Although several subcontractors may be present on a construction site and their duties overlap; unraveling the mystery of liability can be accomplished by understanding the statutes and prior case law that have evolved to protect such construction accident victims.  Worker’s compensation law must also be sorted through before deciding to litigate.  If this tangled web of laws is properly sifted through, liability can be assigned and the construction accident victims and their families will be compensated for their injuries.

In recent years, the New York courts have been flooded with construction accident injury cases.  The New York times published an article on June 2, 2015 by

Construction victims and their families are not expected to understand the complex web of laws known in New York as “Labor Laws.”  Discussing these issues with experienced attorneys can reduce the confusion and let you know what rights you have.  Being injured on a construction site can lead to huge financial compensation if handled properly.

New York Construction Accident Attorneys

If you have questions about an accident occurred on a construction site, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 to speak to an attorney today!

Construction Site Falls

On January 13, 2016, in Litigation, Personal Injury, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Construction Site Falls

When a worker gets injured by falling into a trench on a construction site, liability may be more of a hurdle than most people think.  There are several facts surrounding the accident that will determine whether the contractor or property owner has liability.  One of the most interesting points of contention is whether covering the trench to protect the workers is inconsistent with an integral part of the job.  This would mean that covering a trench is not necessary if it would frustrate the purpose of the construction job itself.  The Court in Salazar v. Novalex Construction Corp., 18 N.Y.3d 134, 960 N.E.2d 293 (2011) gives us this conclusion.  Industrial Code violations necessary for assigning liability in certain labor law claims may depend on whether the uncovered trench is deemed to have been necessary to complete the job.

Obviously, there are other types of falls that can cause injuries on a construction site.  All falls do not involve trenches.  It is important to discuss the specifics with an attorney as soon after an accident as possible to put together a plan to prepare your case for litigation.  Time can be a major factor in preparing a case because evidence can be lost and or destroyed over time.  Construction sites are dynamic and demand immediate investigation in order to protect your interests.  Delaying can harm or even destroy your case.  Knowing exactly what information and investigation is necessary should be left to the expertise of your labor law attorney.  After discussing the investigation strategy with your labor law attorney, you will understand the value of the role the attorney plays in labor law litigation.

Labor Law Attorneys

If you or a loved one are injured in a construction site accident, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at (516) 858-2620 to speak to a labor law attorney.

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