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Protections for construction workers under Labor Law 241

As the economy had been slowly getting better and better, construction projects began in much more frequency in New York. There were many projects, some of them small and some very large and this requires many more workers. The more projects and the more workers means that there is also a higher likelihood that the workers could be injured in a construction accident as well. Not surprisingly there were many workers that were in fact injured as well.

That is why it is so important that the construction companies follow all of the safety regulations to try and limit the number of accidents and ultimately the number of injuries. That is also why there are laws such as Labor Law 241 which sets various safety requirements that the companies must follow.

This law states that, during construction, as floors are being constructed during the project, they must have planking or other types of flooring to ensure the workers do not fall onto floors below. It also requires any elevators being used during the project to be enclosed or have fencing around it to prevent workers and equipment from falling out of the elevator. Then there are just general regulations that require the area to be in safe working conditions.

If the company does not follow these regulations and an employee is injured as a result the worker may be entitled to compensation from the employer. This compensation can pay for the medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering that resulted from the accident.

Unfortunately there are many construction accidents in New York each year and many workers are injured. This can put the victim in a very difficult situation and the compensation can be very valuable for the victims. Experienced attorneys understand the importance of this compensation and can help workers become whole again after an accident.

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