What is the Integral to the Construction Defense and How Can You Beat it?

Construction Accidents

What is the Integral to the Construction Defense and How Can You Beat it?

As personal injury attorneys who handle plenty of construction accident cases, we are often pressed with the “integral to the construction” defense. Basically, this argument is used when a worker trips and falls over a dangerous defect. The worker claims it was a tripping hazard in violation of Section 241(6)...
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Understanding NY Labor Law 241

NY Construction Attorney: Understanding NY Labor Law 241 Construction workers are covered by workers compensation or insurance provided by their employer if an accident happens. Employers are further required to provide for safe conditions outlined by NY State Labor laws. If the employer does not comply, an injured worker may...
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Three Types Of Electrical Accidents On Construction Sites

Because construction work often includes starting from the ground up to build something new, there are hazards present that can jeopardize the health and safety of all workers on the job. As construction moves along, there are many new things added including electrical wiring and electrical boxes. For this reason,...
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Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Should Know

Over the years, we have represented so many people who have been injured while working at construction sites because they were not properly trained and/or were not given the proper safety devices to protect them from the dangers they were exposed to at their jobs. Hopefully, this will help: Some Safety...
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How To Prevent Construction Scaffolding Accidents

Construction accidents are common due to the manual work involved in difficult situations but one of the common causes of construction accidents on a job site is due to the malfunctioning of ladder and scaffolding systems. Collapses and other safety issues surrounding the scaffolding or ladders set up on the job site...
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Injured in a construction accident? Know what to do

Imagine a situation in which you’re injured in a construction accident. You feel like you’ve lost control of your life, as your future is not nearly as clear as it once was. While this is a difficult challenge to face, you must take the right steps if you want to...
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Scaffolding helps construction but can also cause injuries

New York is home to some very tall buildings, many of which are old and require routine maintenance and care. Older edifices could pose a danger to the public if their exterior features become weakened due to age or weather. Scaffolding and elevated platforms make it easier for workers to...
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Table saw safety tips for construction crews

The table saw is one of the most widely-used power tools on many construction projects, something that workers have probably used thousands and thousands of times. This can make it feel less dangerous or less risky than it actually is. The truth, though, is that a table saw is exceedingly...
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