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What is the Scaffold Law?

The Scaffold law (NY Labor Law Section 240) was enacted in New York in 1885, to protect workers from unsafe conditions. Essentially, the law holds that general contractors and property owners are 100% liable for any gravity-related (falling) accident in which they are at least somewhat at fault.  This means that employers need to proactively […]

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Work Related Injuries

New York State law requires that an employer have Workers’ Compensation Insurance to cover a worker who is injured while “on-the-job”. This insurance is available to cover all types of work-related injuries. An injured worker should immediately report the injury to the employer and seek medical treatment to document the injuries. A claim will be […]

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