1. I am a construction worker. What if I fall from scaffolding, a ladder or other elevated equipment?
In many cases, New York law imposes strict liability on municipal or commercial property owners when a worker falls during a construction project. Under some circumstances, residential property owners may be held responsible as well.
2. I was injured at work but I believe my injuries were caused by someone other than my employer or a co-worker. What can I do?
If your injuries were the fault of a third party other than your employer or fellow employee, you may have a potential claim that falls outside the workers’ compensation system. An injured worker can bring a claim for third-party negligence. Examples of such a claim would be injuries caused by the following:
- Defective equipment, such as power tools, cranes, derricks, hoists, ladders, conveyors and vehicles
- Unsafe scaffolding on commercial construction projects
- Other contractors, subcontractors or their employees
- Negligence of a property owner
- Negligence of an architect
- Persons or vehicles not involved in the construction project
3. What if I have been injured on the job and I have questions about a potential third-party construction accident claim?
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