Maintaining a safe workplace makes a difference in a variety of ways due to the risks involved. A worker can be injured on a job site; a person can visit or pass through the property; An unsafe job site can put people unrelated to the construction process at risk. New York Labor Law 200 provides specific rules about construction safety and the level of negligence an owner has when a third party is at risk.
What is New York Labor Law 200?
Often called Common Law Negligence, Labor Law 200 is one of the foundations of New York City construction safety . Its goal is to improve the amount of safety present on job sites
This law addresses the safety of construction sites for those who work in those buildings or those who otherwise frequent the area. Providing adequate and reasonable protections for people is critical, and is now a requirement for providing construction jobs in the city.
Most importantly, this construction site injury law applies to people who are employees of the building or otherwise (and legally) frequent the location or work site. In addition, there are other construction laws that protect workers and other parties associated with or injured on the property.
The law holds both the property owner and the property owner liable. It also makes the contractor responsible for the supervision and control of the site to ensure that it is safe for everyone.
When does Labor Law 200 apply?
Labor Law 200 applies to most construction work done on site. This includes:
- demolition work
- Property alterations.
- any renewal
- Repairs to the building.
- Most other forms of construction on a structure or building (does not apply to commercial buildings only)
During construction, the property owner or contractor is responsible for the safety of those who move near the area. Specifically, this law requires that all components of the operation be conducted in a manner that provides reasonable security for those who visit the property. This includes:
- Machinery used in the operation.
- All equipment required for the project.
- All device used during the process.
Under Labor Law 200, which identifies locations as a site or workplace, the property owner and contractors must ensure that the space is safe. However, the term “workplace” is very broad. It is important to note that “workplace” indicates that it requires not only the specific area of construction to be safe, but any other nearby areas (such as hallways or corridors).
Is the area safe?
The most important requirement for any construction site is to ensure that the property is safe for those who will be on that property. This includes taking into account all risks in the area as it relates to the construction of the building, the construction process , the equipment, and the operation, and protecting the equipment to ensure that no one is injured due to lack of proper monitoring.
Do you have a negligence claim?
It is important to recognize that workplace negligence can be difficult to prove. However, with our team of professionals, we can help you address all of these aspects. In short, you can have a lawsuit if:
- You were injured because of the way work was done at the workplace
- You were injured by faulty or dangerous installations or due to present conditions
- You had a right to be on the property at the time
If you’ve been in this type of accident on a construction site, it’s best to document what happened and contact our team. Because these projects get a lot of attention, many contractors and property owners will try to figure them out quickly. This is not recommended. Instead, let our experienced construction site attorneys help you determine your total compensation. Let us make sure the construction site losses you face are fully understood.
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If you have been injured in this type of situation, take action. Our team of aggressive and experienced attorneys can help you obtain the financial compensation you are owed. Proving Labor Law 200 negligence can be difficult, but our team of experienced injury attorneys has the experience to help you through this process.
We encourage you to get a free review from our team today. Call 877-718-6079 or fill out our contact form now. .