There is a type of mental image one gets when one thinks of a construction injury situation. The reader likely imagines a “hardhat” going to work at a large construction site and doing work on behalf of an employer whose only relationship to the worker is that of employer-employee. However, you might be surprised to know that those type of scenarios are not the only ones that can allow you to recover compensation for an injury under New York’s laws that protect workers hurt in construction-related accidents. In other words, if you’ve been hurt, the law may be capable of offering you more options than you would’ve thought. Contact an experienced New York construction accident attorney to find out more about the compensation you may be entitled to pursue.
Take, for example, the recent court case of A.D. J.P., who was A.D.’s mother, owned some rental properties upstate. A.D. attempted to climb onto the roof of one of J.P.’s properties one day to check on a chimney that possibly had suffered damage in a storm. A.D. fell from the ladder, though, and suffered injuries in the fall.
The son sued the mother, seeking compensation under several laws related to construction injuries, including Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6) of the state’s Labor Law. Section 240(1) allows construction workers to seek compensation for harm suffered as a result of insufficient safety protection from “elevation-related” risks of harm.