In the New York City metropolitan area, there is a shortage of space, which makes renovation projects extremely common because there is simply not enough land to build new structures. In any renovation project, demolition is an integral part of any renovation project.
Our New York construction and demolition accident lawyers have handled numerous cases involving demolition accidents. New York’s Labor Laws 240, 241 and 200 protect demolition workers in New York. Demolition workers are often exposed to unique hazards that make demolitiona uniquely dangerous part of any construction project. Lawsuits involving demolition accidents requires personal injury lawyers with expertise in the construction field.
Demolition workers often suffer injuries from falls while working on ladders or scaffolds due to sudden movements of ladders and other devices. Ladders and devices which are not properly placed violate Labor Law 240. Often while structures are being demolished, things may hit the ladder, which cause falls from dangerous heights. New York’s Labor Law 240 allows injured demolition workers on construction sites.
Demolition workers are also constantly exposed to falling debris, objects and collapsing walls and other structures. Labor Law 241 and the New York industrial code has numerous sections which protect demolition workers. For example, the Code prohibits parts of buildings from being left unguarded in such a condition that such parts may fall, collapse or be weakened by wind, pressure or vibration. Likewise, there must be inspections during hand demolition to ensure proper bracing and shoring to prevent personal injuries caused by weakened and deteriorated floors or walls or injury from loosened material. Likewise, the Code requires overhead protection for places where people work or pass that is normally exposed to falling objects or material. The usual practice is that during demolition operations nets, sidewalk sheds and chutes are usually used to provide overhead protection. Therefore, if you were injured because of falling debris or collapsing walls or other structures, or because there was inadequate bracing, shoring, or a lack of overhead protection, you are entitled to money for your personal injuries under Labor Law 241.
For over a decade, Michael Joseph, a renowned New York construction accident lawyer has proudly represented victims of serious personal injuries and wrongful death on construction sites all over the New York metropolitan area including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester, White Plains, Rye, Port Chester, Ossining, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Dobbs Ferry, Mount Kisco, Bedford,Bronxville, Hastings, Ardsley, Larchmont, Scarsdale, Braircliff, Mount Kisco, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hartsdale, Mount Vernon and Long Island.
Our New York construction accident lawyers have offices in Westchester (White Plains) and New York City (Manhattan).