Saturday, January 2, 2010


Injured construction workers, in addition to workers compensation, often have a right to bring a lawsuit against the property owner and the general contractor.  New York's worksite safety laws make the owner and general contractor responsible for

* Injuries Where A Worker Falls From a Height

Injuries Caused By Falling Objects; and

* Injuries Caused By Industrial Code Violations

I have extensive experience representing injured construction workers.  I have brought these cases to trial, and have argued notable appeals, including Zheng v. Cohen52 A.D.3d 801, 861 N.Y.S.2d 717 (2d Dept. 2008), where the court found that the question of whether a property is a one- or two-family dwelling could be sent to the jury; and Stawski v. Pasternack54 A.D.3d 619, 864 N.Y.S.2d 412 (1st Dept. 2008), where the court found that falling object liability applies even where the object was not actually in the process of being hoisted or secured at the time it fell.  

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